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play hi-fi  I Wanna Go South
play hi-fi  For A Friend
play hi-fi  In These Clouds
play hi-fi  Guilty
play hi-fi  The Ones We Left Behind
play hi-fi  Movin' On
play hi-fi  Falling Apart
play hi-fi  This Room
play hi-fi  Again
play hi-fi  I'd Give Anything
Singer/songwriter Mia Montenegro has an energy on stage so contagious that the audience can't help but get involved. Whether delivering another jaw-dropping rendition of a cover tune, or pouring her heart into one of her own many originals, she always leaves her audience wanting more.

Mia has been a prominent figure at the forefront of the Wisconsin music scene for over fifteen years, and whether she's playing in a trio, duo, or as a solo act, her energy and passion for the music has never faded.

Her trio, "Suburban Gypsies" has received WAMI nominations (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) for awards in the "Best Folk-Rock Group" category and Mia has also been nominated for "Best Female Vocalist."

As both a solo artist and in the many configurations of bands she has played in, Mia has played all of the major Wisconsin music festivals such as Summerfest, Wisconsin State Fair, Bastille Days, Waukesha County Fair, Waukesha's Riverfest, Zoo A La Carte, Harley Fest, and Maritime Days, among others. Her music career has taken her all over the Midwest, playing extensively throughout Wisconsin, as well as Illinois, Minnesota (including several trips to the Canadian border), Michigan, Iowa and South Dakota.

Mia's long-awaited solo CD, "Somewhere In Between" is available for purchase directly from her website - www.miamontenegro.com - just click on the MERCHANDISE link. Digital downloads from the entire CD can also be found at such popular sites as Music Match, Napster, Apple iTunes, Buy Music, AOL's MusicNet, and MSN Music along with many other of the most popular digital download sites. Direct links are not included here because many of those sites require either some sort of subscription or a download of their program or player - but if you already download from those sites, then you're good to go, check 'em out!

The song "I Wanna Go South," from that CD received a Certificate Of Appreciation In Songwriting from Billboard Magazine. That same song was also chosen for a compilation CD, "Oasis Rock & Roots:Volume 6," that featured a number of prominent acoustic/alternative rock artists from all across the country.

Don't forget to check out the calendar and make sure to bring some friends out for an evening of fantastic live music with Mia Montenegro - whichever configuration she's playing in!

Always call the HOTLINE for any possible changes regarding shows or any other news, especially when internet access is not readily available to you - write it down or store it in your cell phone -

HOTLINE : 1-800-573-4304
Do you play live?
Yes, all over Wisconsin and the Midwest - Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Michigan.
In coffeehouses, clubs, bars, restaurants, festivals, private parties, and house concerts.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes, but ONLY if I had an extensive amount of creative control and input.
Your influences?
Influences are many and wide-ranging, but predominantly anything with SLAMMIN' HARMONIES, great melodies, acoustic guitars, and **GOOD** voices (meaning - not high, ethereal, waify, wispy or "goat-throats" - tight vibratos.)

** Indigo Girls, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Cheryl Wheeler, The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, Melissa Etheridge, Sonny Landreth, Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton....and on and on....
Favorite spot?
Charleston, South Carolina
Equipment used:
Martin D-28, LR Baggs preamp, Crown CM311 headset mic, Audio Technica Artist Elite AE5400 mic, Fender Stratocaster, Martin SP strings, and Shubb capos.
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