Miss Mec is Michelle Cunningham

Miss MEC (pronounced mek) took the hard road because it felt true, and she's So Damn True, the title of her first solo EP.  Born in Texas, raised in Mississippi, and currently settled in New Orleans, she emanates that lowdown deep groove from the Southland. Her voice isn't honey, it’s cognac. You can hear the influences of R&B, rock, reggae, and even a bit of country in her new release.
 
Like her inspiration Loretta Lynn, she speaks directly about what it means to be a modern woman who has loved, lost, and persevered. Miss MEC tells it like it is: the gritty reality of her life, the day-in and day-out grind. When she performed with her previous band, Strange Roux, Offbeat magazine said:
 
 “She sings like she’s seen it all, especially at night, and is still deciding, beat by beat, how much to tell.”
 
During her three years singing in Strange Roux, Miss MEC performed on renowned stages across New Orleans. The band opened for such varied acts as Papa Mali, Billy Iuso, Luke Winslow-King, and Dax Riggs, at venues like Tipitina’s and One Eyed Jacks. They also gigged regularly at dba on Frenchmen Street, and the House of Blues showcased them as part of a series called “Nola Rocks.” Shortly before she left to have her first child, Strange Roux headlined the 2014 Mirliton Festival.
 
 
From busking street singer, to Caribbean groover, to rock’n’roll frontwoman, she has taken different approaches, and has decided at last: Now is the time to showcase her originality. Less than a year after leaving her previous band, Miss MEC releases So Damn True December 5, 2015 at the United Bakery Gallery in New Orleans.

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