Sunday, February 26, 2017
Poetic Soul Sessions II Featuring Mera Cox!
Featured Vocalist Mera Cox
An amazing vocalist and passionate lyricist, Mera Cox’s artistic gifts can breathtakingly color any canvas. Her passionate delivery captivates each of the senses. Music is not only what she does, music is who she is.
Much like everyone one else tucked neatly away into the Neo-Soul category, Mera garners her soulful influences from the early greats of her youth. This 30-something Pisces came up in a time where Diana Ross’ "Upside Down" was gaining mainstream popularity. Who wouldn't want to follow in the footsteps of R&B's princess of soul, and pop-and the most sampled female in hip hop?
Born and raised in a forgotten Rust Belt city in Ohio, Mera emulated the vocalists that would later fashion her unique style. Her parent’s shelves were adorned with records form artists like Sade, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, and Patrice Rushen. There were no “genres” in her house - just feel good soul-stirring music.
Mera’s voice has been shaped by the trials & triumphs of her life. Her vocals are soulful and melodic with an earthy grit that leaves you enraptured in her mystery. Her versatility causes a question to stir: Who is she and where did she come from?
Raised in Youngstown, there were not many places for an eclectic girl like her, so like many greats before her, she sought solace in church and school choirs. As a young adult she sang anywhere there was an opportunity: open mics, weddings, and birthday parties. If there was a microphone, there she would be. Although she worked for a time as a paid performer, she could often be found singing just for the love of it.
Don't miss Mera's Nashville debut at The Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. II, Saturday March 4 7pm at the home of Soul Food Poetry Cafe, Venue 109. Also featuring the J.Mat band, and our famous open mic... and some very special guests! Click below for tickets before they are SOUL'D OUT!