Q&A with Mikaela Davis

What was the first concert you attended?  I think it was a James Taylor concert with my mom when I was 2 or 3.

Where and when was the first show you played?   In middle school - I gave a concert of songs I wrote to the school in 7th grade. I wrote on piano then.

What is your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experience?  On tour with Filligar a few years back we stayed at Alex's aunt Anne's house in Stone Mountain, Georgia. She has a crazy house with a pool, hot tub and waterfalls. We all hung there on our day off drinking coronas and taking videos with a go pro under water. Was dope. 

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Which of your songs is your favorite and why?  I would say but it hasn't been released yet...

If you could open for any artist in the next year, who would it be?  Tame Impala!

What 3 artists have you listened to obsessively in the last month?
Neil Young
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Kurt Vile

What did you want to be when you were growing up?  I wanted to be a singer!

What is your most embarrassing moment?  In first grade I had a HUGE crush on some kid. Word got out, and one day at recess he walked up to confront me. With a worm. He held the worm up to his face, pulled open his pants, dropped the worm inside and said, "do you like me now?" (I still liked him)

What is your favorite phrase?  It's a quote - this helps me whenever I feel broken or alone:
"My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon." - Mizuta Masahide (1657-1723)

Cat person, dog person, or both? CATS ALL THE WAY. This is Ella:


Books or movies?  Movies

What would most people be surprised to learn about you?  My mom taught me sign language when I was too young to start talking. My favorite thing to say was "more cookies"... Although first words were German.

What are you going to be for Halloween this year?  I take Halloween very seriously. I've been keeping the theme of dressing as a different character from The Legend of Zelda over the past 5 years or so - this year I think I will go for being Zelda herself!


Mikaela Davis is at Jammin' Java TOMORROW, Sept. 29th with Awna Teixeira (of Po' Girl)!