Feminine Magic … in MusicDiscover musicians, singers, and songwriters who bring tunes of every kind to local stages
By Katie Marie Chatham
As the world slowly reapproaches “normal” and venues begin to re-open, PWM believes there’s no better time to feature some amazing female musicians from around the area. These women artists boast talent in every genre from country to rock, indie to jazz and everything in between.
When Lisa and David Mitts first realized the prevalence of sex trafficking—not just in this country, but in their own hometown—they knew they had to do something about it.
“It’s truly a battlefield,” Lisa, an award-winning singer and songwriter, said during a recent interview. “We have to stand up and say this is wrong.”
She added, “Music has always been the avenue by which we spread the message because it was through a music video that we learned of what was actually happening here in the U.S.”
Candace Devine has big dreams for Prescott’s entertainment world, and she’s already proven she can turn her dreams into reality. A quick glance at the top of her LinkedIn profile says it all in a nutshell.
“Mama, Grammy Nominated Songwriter, Ponderosa Grove, Further West, Pure Imagination Festival, very busy lady,” it reads.
Lisa Mitts remembers when she realized that sex trafficking “is not just an overseas problem we can throw money at. It’s right here in our backyard, in every city,” and although “it’s an uncomfortable conversation, we can’t close our eyes and pretend it’s not here.”
Lisa Marie is part of a duo act that is made up of her dynamic vocal abilities, coupled with guitar by Darin Mahoney. Lisa Marie adds her own unique vintage vibe to a rockabilly sound.
Angi is a soulful singer and songwriter whose sounds and words transcend into the hearts and emotions of her listeners. Her voice is raw and honest. She connects with her audience by delivering raw emotion, reaching audience members with joy and sorrow, sadness, and celebration.
Ember Lou Larson is originally from the plains of South Dakota and has spent the past two decades in the Prescott area, writing and performing her unique take on progressive folk music. Ember is a progressive songwriter who gravitates toward nature-oriented themes.
Candace Devine is a songwriter on the Grammy Nominated Album, “Wild Heart” by Mindi Abair. She has been a backup singer for Christina Aguilera, a recognizable voice for film and television singing for Chico’s So Slimming Jeans, the theme song of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Bonneville, Georgia Rule, The Voice, WIGS network, and many other TV, film, and radio placements.
Stephy Leigh’s original songs come from an eclectic background. She is a jazz and classically trained trumpet player from small-town Ohio, turned singer-songwriter and music teacher.