Somewhere in Between
'Love the CD !' - Micah Solomon, president, Oasis CD Duplication. GET YOUR LIMITED EDITION, AUTOGRAPHED COPY NOW !! (There are only five copies left that Mia has signed, get yours today! - There are also some purple 'Mia Montenegro' guitar-shaped stickers that will be included with the next five purchases - when they're gone, they're gone!) Waif-like, wispy, ethereal singers need not apply ! - Based in Milwaukee, Mia Montenegro is one of Wisconsin's foremost singer/songwriters, and has been a prominent figure in the Midwest music scene for fifteen years, performing in acoustic-rock trios, duos, as well as a solo act. Her trio, 'Suburban Gypsies' was nominated for a WAMI award (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) for 'Best Folk-Rock Group' and Mia was also nominated for 'Best Female Vocalist.' Originally released in 1997, her debut solo CD, 'Somewhere In Between' includes ten songs, all written by Mia, and displays her versatility as a songwriter, from slammin' acoustic rock tunes to ballads. Folk, country, classic rock, roots rock, and alternative styles are all clearly identifiable throughout the CD as Mia, with her powerful alto and acoustic guitar, tears it up through songs of loves lost and won, friends come and gone, and dreaming of the Southland. The song 'I Wanna Go South,' received a Certificate Of Appreciation In Songwriting from Billboard Magazine. That same song was also chosen for a compilation CD, 'Oasis Rock & Roots: Volume 6,' that featured a number of prominent acoustic/alternative rock artists from all across the country. If you were to throw an amalgam of CDs the likes of Sonny Landreth, Cheryl Wheeler, The Eagles, Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Mary Chapin Carpenter and a dash of Better Than Ezra into a kettle and stir it up with a Martin D-28, 'Somewhere In Between' is what you'd likely get. BOTTOM LINE : If you love killer harmonies, 'get-in-your-soul' songwriting/melodies, acoustic guitars and first-rate production, this is it. Mia is currently in the studio working on her next, stripped-down, back to her roots, all-acoustic CD. (Think Indigo Girls' 'Strange Fire' or Kristen Hall's 'Real Life Stuff.') 'Somewhere In Between' Credits : All words and music by Mia Montenegro Mia Montenegro - Lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar Kevin Patrick - Acoustic, 12-string, electric and bass guitars, guitar synth, drums Bob Kennedy - Piano, organ, keyboards, drums Chris Gerard - Additional background vocals Jim Eannelli - Electric guitars, pedal steel, slide.