Music Ambassadors December 2013 Preview: Cheyenne Mize
Music Ambassadors welcomes Cheyenne Mize to Macon this week. On Thursday, December 12, Mize will play a historic home in the College Hill Corridor starting at 6:30 p.m. Bridget and Michael Wright, located at 244 College Street, will host the intimate show with music by Mize, art by Craig Burkhalter and catering by the Moonhanger Group. On Friday, December 13, Mize will play a free lunchtime set in Mercer Village; music starts at noon. Both shows are free and open to the public; donations are encouraged.
Cheyenne Mize, from Louisville, Ky., is a singer-songwriter known for lush and experimental chamber pop. She released her second album, Among the Grey, to acclaim in The New York Times, NPR, Paste and other outlets. Mize has collaborated with musicians such as Ben Sollee, Bonnie Prince Billy and Daniel Martin Moore.
“Cheyenne offers a magnificent, richly layered voice, thoughtful songs and a diverse musical palette,” said Tim Regan-Porter, creator of Music Ambassadors. “She draws favorable comparisons that include from Bonnie Prince Billy, Fiona Apple, Fiest and Cat Power. I can’t wait to see her in this wonderful setting. Louisville has become a hub for interesting musicians, and I look forward to showing her what Macon has to offer.”
Music Ambassadors brings musicians from around the world to Macon to play intimate shows and to experience all that the city has to offer. The series features seven concerts in historic homes. This is the fourth concert in the series.
Regan-Porter, director of the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University and co-founder of the national music title Paste magazine, created the series to bring national attention to Macon’s music scene. “Macon has a music history to rival any in the country, an artist-friendly cost of living, rich architecture, strong colleges and Southern charm with an international flair,” Regan-Porter said. “That’s a combination perfect for a fresh music scene, and we want to help spread the word.”
Music Ambassadors is funded by a grant from Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, and administered by Historic Macon. Proceeds from the series go to Historic Macon, Macon Arts Alliance and Georgia Public Broadcasting.