Michaela Anne Signs to Yep Roc Records
Independent country singer and songwriter Michaela Anne has singed to North Carolina’s Yep Roc Records, and will be readying the release of a new album soon. The well-respected Nashville-based performer has regularly appeared on stage with artists such as JP Harris and Sam Outlaw, while forging her own critically-revered career over the years.
“I’m so excited and honored to get to share that I’ve officially signed with Yep Roc!” Michaela said on Thursday (5-16) when the news was made official. “I can’t wait to share the music I’ve been working on for awhile now and so grateful to have such a wonderful, hardworking team of people on my music’s side. Not to mention to join a roster of artists and bands I’ve long admired.”
Michaela is currently on tour in Europe, and has been sharing the stage with fellow Yep Roc-signed duo Mandolin Orange. Michaela also recently played at MerleFest in North Carolina that often features Yep Roc artists. Though known by some as more of an indie rock label, Yep Roc has also worked with roots artists such as Jim Lauderdale, Robbie Fulks, Reckless Kelly, Tift Merrit, and many others over the years. “We could hardly wait to announce,” the independent label said on Thursday. “The lovely Michaela Anne has joined our Yep Roc family.”
The daughter of a military man, Michaela moved often when growing up. She attended the School of Jazz at the New School in Manhattan, thinking that perhaps that would be her musical discipline, but soon converted to bluegrass and country. Along with guitar, Michaela Anne is also a respected piano player.
In 2018, Michaela Anne was in California working on a new record with Sam Outlaw as a producer. She released a new honky-tonk song featuring Sam Outlaw in January of this year called “One Love Song” as a precursor to new music (listen below). Her last record was 2016’s Bright Lights and the Fame. More information on new Michaela Anne music when it becomes available.
May 17, 2019 @ 6:55 pm
Did I just hear a steel guitar and actual drums? This is promising, and a good voices to match. Things are looking up!
May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
That’s a great voice and a very fine song.
May 17, 2019 @ 7:13 pm
Michaela Anne is a home run and a half. Love her music. Would definitely recommend checking out Bright Lights and the Fame.
May 17, 2019 @ 7:16 pm
Going to have to check out her 2016 record. One love song has a really classic sound to it.
May 17, 2019 @ 8:19 pm
Saw her with Sam Outlaw, great voice.
May 18, 2019 @ 8:19 am
I had the pleasure of seeing Crystal Bowersox last night at Main Street Crossing in Tomball last night- she was introduced as “the greatest voice in the country”- can’t say I disagree- may someday she’ll get a positive review here- though I’m not holding my breath. She got 2 standing ovations and put on the best show I’ve seen- granted I don’t attend many- but watching her do her rendition of “Me and Bobby Magee” was worth the price of admission.
Add all her own songs plus her rendition of “Did I Shave My Legs For This” it was a night I’ll remember for a what time I have left-
May 18, 2019 @ 10:04 am
I’m in . This song ,this voice and this arrangement is a marriage made in COUNTRY music heaven . Nobody can tell me there isn’t a huge market aching for something this pure , this organic , this undeniably BEAUTIFUL in the carnival-barker chaos that is CONSIDERED ‘country’ music . Michaela takes my heart home . No detours . No tolls . No concessions . Michaela takes my heart home
May 18, 2019 @ 12:41 pm
Michaela rules and is quite beautiful, too. You would never know she came to country music kinda late in her life. She plays it like it’s always been her favorite and main music.
May 18, 2019 @ 2:43 pm
Thanks for this article, Trigger. I live in NC and had never heard of her. Checked her out and now I’m hooked.
Said it before and will say it again….these pieces you do on little known artists may not get a lot of attention, but they are SO important.
Keepin it Country
May 18, 2019 @ 9:53 pm
Definitely going to order all her albums. Thx Trigger for another great artist to listen to
May 20, 2019 @ 3:03 am
This woman is legit.
May 20, 2019 @ 4:03 am
I’m officially sold. Great sound, great tone, and perfect arrangement. Thanks for sharing, Trigger!
May 20, 2019 @ 6:03 am
Her last album was one that I just kept coming back to on Spotify, never really thinking it was a favorite. But by the time they did their “year in review,” it turns out it was my third most listened-to album of that year. Then I happened to see her open for Courtney Marie Andrews in DC and had the chance to buy the vinyl and tell her how well her music had snuck up on me. Can’t wait for a new album.
May 20, 2019 @ 7:28 am
Just gonna add to the echo chamber here. Amazing voice and sound. Added to the list!
Bill from Wisconsin
May 20, 2019 @ 4:19 pm
It’s getting hard to keep up with all the good new music like this that Trigger is reviewing. Still busy enjoying Charlie Marie!
May 20, 2019 @ 8:55 pm
Another pleasant discovery! Thanks SCM!
August 21, 2019 @ 7:08 am
Man, this girl is awesome.