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Makiisma excited about new CD “Lady Misery”

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Megan Brown shows her heavy side on her  debut  solo CD “Lady Misery,” under her pseudonym Makiisma.
 She was supposed to have a CD release party on the weekend, but it was cancelled due to Covid-19 fears.

While she has recorded with other bands like Junkman’s Quire, this is the first CD she has recorded of her own music with her “doom folk” band Makiisma.
She recordMegan Brown has released Makiisma’s debut Cd Lady Misery. Photo by Richard Ameryed the CD at Green Recording company with producer Jon Martin, who also plays a couple of guitar solos on the CD along with keyboardist TJ Waltho, drummer Keenan Pezderic and bassist Steve Martin. Brown sings, plays guitar plus violin and viola on the songs.

“There are nine songs on the CD that I have written over the past two or three years. I chose songs that had a similar sound,” she said, adding her more folk/ singer/ songwriter songs like  “Do I Work for the Devil (or Live in Hell),” which was her South Country Fair Songwriting competition submission last year, didn’t make the cut.

“I have a lot of folk and singer songwriter songs, but these songs just felt right together. They are a lot of fun. And the band worked best on  a heavier sound,” Brown said, adding she chose the nine best out of 12 songs she had in  the heavier style.

“Songwriting is a really cathartic process. A lot of them are related to different feelings I’ve had and past relationships and friendships.  Songs are my way of expressing those feelings,“ she said.

“ I came up with the voice or a heavier or more droning guitar riff first for most of them. It feels natural and it’s good,” she said, adding she has received a lot of positive feedback online. She has a team delivering  CDs door to door for to her fans since it was officially released, March 28.

“I sold quite a few of them already,” she said, noting the CD was officially released last week.

“I probably sold more of them this way than I would have at the CD release party,” she quipped.
 While she is a familiar face on stage at the Slice and Owl Acoustic Lounge, her last public performance was at Theoretically Brewing for a special International Women’s Day concert, March 8.
 Makiisma’s CD “ Lady Misery” can be found on the usual streaming platforms and  on her website

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 March 2020 18:06 )  
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