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As I was picking out my favorite shots from this past year, it quickly became apparent that I couldn't just leave it at ten. I've posted my top picks below (in no particular order), but you can check out the rest here.
Huge thanks to the TIG crew, especially Chris and Keenan, for giving me the opportunity to share these amazing moments with all you lovely people! And thanks to all my fellow photographers, both in Seattle and elsewhere, for giving me inspiration every day. Hope you all have a safe, prosperous, and Happy New Year! Here's to an even bigger and better 2010!
Meiko is a lovely, young singer-songwriter from Los Angeles who has quickly built a following over the past few years, mostly on the strength of her excellent self-titled album – but being really good at Twitter hasn’t hurt, either. She has a gorgeous voice that fits well over her sparse instrumentation, mostly from her acoustic guitar.
Her last show in the Pacific Northwest had her wowing the large crowd at the Mountain Acoustic Music Festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond, which she said was the largest crowd she’s played to date. This winter, she’ll begin recording her highly-anticipated follow-up record. Next month, she’ll begin a tour of the east coast, opening on Jewel’s next tour.
I spoke with Meiko by phone about songwriting, touring, and the benefits of social networking.