Indie Folk Duo MIA and JONAH To Release 4th Album on September 22

July 11, 2018 by 1888media


Renown as a mesmerizing indie folk duo that seamlessly produce “songs of singular beauty, played and sung without pretense” (SF Chronicle), LA-based Mia and Jonah will release Spin as One, their 4th album, on September 22.

Reflecting on family life—overcoming struggles through love and care of one other—as well as their wishes of soulful self-discovery and a collective coming-together for our world to find its way back home, Spin as One is an expansive journey through the hallowed halls of Americana, folk, country and rock.

Amidst a beguiling mix of vocals, Mia adds hypnotic texture with the bending sounds of a hand saw while Jonah weaves flourishes of guitar, harmonica, dobro, mandolin, and cello.

The multi-talented pair are joined by an all-star cast that includes bassist Seth Ford-Young (Tom Waits, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), drummer Steve DiStanislao (David Gilmour, Crosby Stills & Nash, Kenny Loggins), and violinist Alan Grubner (Vitamin String Quartet) with a special guest appearance by Grammy-winning banjoist Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters) on the title track.


Since they met in the San Francisco in the fall of 2003, Mia Mustari and Jonah Blumstein have produced 4 LPs and 1 EP, touring extensively, including a nationwide trek for Rooms for Adelaide. Crafting a hypnotic live show that “stirs audiences with a magical trance” (Eugene Weekly), their music has been described as, “visionary” (Nascent Mag), and “timeless” (Tunejar).

With accomplished highlights such as opening for the likes of Sia, Tracy Chapman and Ben Taylor at the venerated rock club, The Fillmore, in San Francisco, the duo migrated to Los Angeles in 2011 and quickly ingratiated themselves in the local scene, sharing a Venice residency with Burning Man star William Close (Earth Harp Collective creator).

Since their arrival, they’ve been regular performers at the annual Truck Stop “Hootenanny!” where they played with Central California icon Brett Dennen and round the fire with up ’n coming legends such as Lukas Nelson, who along with his cohorts in Promise of the Real, have been Neil Young’s backing band since 2015.
In 2016, Jonah, along with his 6-pc band dubbed ‘Midnight Ball,’ released a 9-track excursion that recalled the sunny effervescence of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime. LA Weekly commended “its vibey, eclectic sound, that embodies the laid-back coolness of Southern Californian culture.”

Jonah-And-Mia-1000Mia and Jonah will support the release of Spin as One with a series of shows beginning with a hometown gig at The Mint on Tuesday July 24, where they’ll share a bill with NorCal jamband Diggin’ Dirt. Violinist Chris Murphy will accompany the band as they recreate the songs from the new album for a live video recording.

This summer will also see performances at Folk-n-Soak Music Fest at Franklin Hot Springs in Paso Robles, California (July 27 & 29) and two sets at the Jasper Folk Music Fest in Alberta, Canada on September 8 & 9.

Praise for Mia and Jonah:

“Highly effective harmonies, as good a pairing as anything out there.” Americana UK

“Songs of singular beauty played and sung without pretense.” S.F. Chronicle

“The lyrics are their greatest strength. They speak of personal experiences and musings, but the true meaning dances just below the mind’s reach.” The Daily Vault

“The poetry in their lyrics is poignant and heart-wrenching, each song is full of the type of timeless, intuitive beauty that makes music memorable.” Performer Magazine

Mia and Jonah @The Cinema Bar Live from Mia and Jonah on Vimeo.

Tour Dates
7/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint (w/ Diggin’ Dirt)
7/27 – Paso Robles, CA @ Folk-n-Soak Music Fest (10pm)
7/29 – Paso Robles, CA @ Folk-n-Soak Music Fest (4pm)
9/08 – Jasper, Canada @ Jasper Folk Music Fest (6pm)
9/09 – Jasper, Canada @ Jasper Folk Music Fest (12pm)
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Molly Malone’s (w/ Rob Morrow Band)

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