This Fourth of July weekend may focus on fireworks, barbeque, beer, and symphonic bands playing favorite patriotic songs—but the holiday weekend winds down with an acoustic sound of blues, jazz and old-school country.
Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Mikaela Dewar is bringing her soulful sound to the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, July 6.
What started out as playing on her dad’s old guitar at age 7 turned into booking gigs by age 9. After receiving a degree in French and politics, she grabbed her guitar, hit the road, and began playing music all over the world.
From Australia to London to Texas, Dewar’s talents have led to several awards and titles, including New Zealand’s premier country music accolade, The Gold Guitar Award, and a two-time win of the South Plains College Female Songwriter of the Year.
But awards and titles aren’t the only thing Dewar has accomplished during her career. She recorded her first album, Overdressed, in Lubbock, Tx., and her second album, Hard as Nails, featuring local musicians in Nashville.
Mikaela Dewar brings her soulful sound to the Scenic City on July 6 from 2 -3 p.m. at the Chattanooga Market.
— Madeline Chambliss