Moriah Haven is a Singer-Songwriter, whose projects utilize various concept characters, with each expressing a clear idea in their own voice. Though, spoken through many characters, her projects seek to reflect her personal beliefs, in hopes of raising awareness (and removing stigmas) on speaking openly about mental illness, surviving abuse, body positivity, and sexuality, and LBGTQ+ rights. With her own intimate history concerning these matters, her songs often facilitate these discussions with a brutal, poetic honesty.
"For me, singing is mostly about the articulation of emotional intention through melody. The arts, and music in particular, seem to connect us with each other on a spiritual level like nothing else quite can; creating a unique human connection you rarely see manifesting through other expressions."
Growing up with strong roots in Appalachian Music, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, and Gospel, her performances pay homage to the tradition of these genres, often evoking an era and style more reminiscent of times past. She is a lover of tradition, as much as she is of experimentation, who learned to sing in her Grandmother's Country Church, and taught herself how to use midi in her home studio. Though many of her projects may not seem palatable to many mainstream Christian sensibilities, faith is still a guiding force in this black sheep's art. Though Haven herself may often seek to test juxtapositions in her presentation, one can rest assured, that she's always doing her best to stay genuine at heart, while reflecting that sincerely through her creations.
Nominated Best Country Artist
honor date: Dec 2014 honor issuer: Citybeat - Cincinnati Entertainment Awards
Nominated Best Folk Americana Artist
honor date: Dec 2011 honor issuer: Citybeat - Cincinnati Entertainment Awards