GREEN BAY (WCWF) -- Ahead of the 2019 Mile of Music Festival taking place in Appleton, we wanted to meet some of the artists set to perform.
Michaela Anne is an indie-country/ Americana singer-songwriter. Her music is influenced through a blend of music she grew up listening to including musical theater, pop, old jazz and country. Her songs offer a variety of emotions, from ballads to up-beat... she shares personal experiences, life and love.
"My goal as a performer is to evoke a lot of different emotions to that effect. So my favorite thing as a listener is to watch a show where I laugh, where I feel entertained, where I feel inspired, where I feel touched emotionally, and that's kind of therefore my goal as an artist, to try and create that experience in listeners."
Her personal favorite musicians comes from then and now, including War on Drugs, Tame Impala, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt and so many more.
Based out of Nashville, Michaela grew up moving around the country for her father's job with the Navy, before eventually calling Tennessee home.
New to the Mile, but not Wisconsin. Michaela has played numerous shows throughout the state including parts of Door County. She says she's looking forward to her first experience at Mile of Music this August.
"I've hear about the festival for years, and have a lot of friends that play every year and are kinda devoted to it. And so I'm excited to be apart of it for the first time."
If you're new to her music, she suggests listening to "Child of the Wind" coming from her new album, Desert Dove, set to be released September 27th. Michaela will perform songs off that album in Appleton this August, ahead of it's release.
Michaela shared her excitement in performing at Mile 7, "I'm excited to be able to perform music in a space that has great energy, because it's summer time, and summer time's beautiful in the Midwest. And just, getting to be in that enthusiastic energy and being apart of it is what I'm looking forward to the most."
FOX 11 and CW14 are proud to be official media partners of Mile of Music. For a full lineup of artists, head to the Mile of Music website.