For more than a few years now, acclaimed singer-songwriter Melaena Cadiz has been making a beautiful, dreamy brand of down-home folk that has belied her cosmopolitan NYC surroundings. On her sophomore album Deep Below Heaven (2014) Cadiz chronicles the plights of the searchers, of the reachers, and of all those helplessly apart people operating deep below heaven. The landscapes she drafts up in these gorgeous songs are about winning and losing - usually a little of both. Guest vocalists include Dana Falconberry and Matt Bauer.
"Like an earthbound Joanna Newsom, Cadiz has a voice that grabs you within seconds." - NPR
"A meandering mix of country and folk that evokes the most isolated areas of the country and the people who call those places home." - Vogue