Meiko – Southern Hospitality
Hailing from a small southern town ain’t always a bad thing just ask Meiko, who got her start at age eight, singing in an all-black church in her hometown of Roberta, Georgia (Population: 808.) I decided to sing White Christmas and everyone thought it was cute, she says.
“Thank God! Born into a musical family, her father, also a guitarist, bought Meiko her first six-string when she was 14, and it was love at first chord. She’s been writing ever since. On a driving song like Hiding, she suggests maturity beyond her years. One place that has helped Meiko hone her craft is Hotel Cafe, where ‘s done more than just perform consistently for two years. I actually wait tables there, she says, so I get an earful of music on a regular basis. Meiko has also been making waves on the Hotel Cafe Tour, where she caught the attention of Paste magazine editor Josh Jackson, who predicted she’d be Hotel Cafe’s next big success story. Showing no signs of slowing down, Meiko is already well into her next big project. By the time the article is out, I will have finished my debut EP. I keep my MySpace page really up to date, so if readers are interested, they can go there for more information on how to get music.
Text by Bruce Scott
Photo by Laura Crosta