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Photo © Alex Krzystof Grodkiewicz

Photo © Alex Krzystof Grodkiewicz

Moriah Haven is a Singer-Songwriter, whose projects utilize various concept characters; each expressing a clear idea in their own voice. Though, spoken through many characters, underlying themes advocating body positivity, sex positivity, teaching consent, and healing after sexual abuse through the arts.

The ultimate goal of efforts such as The Growth Project, is to facilitate very open public conversations to aid in raising awareness on social issues Haven feels passionately about. These conversations are started, with hopes for and breaking down stigmas concerning sexual abuse, addiction, and mental health.

"To me, singing is about the articulation of emotional intention through melody. The arts, and music in particular, can connect us with each other on a spiritual level like nothing else quite can." 

Growing up with strong roots in Appalachian Music, Country, Blues, and 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, who learned to sing in her Grandmother's Non-Denominational Country Church.....but we've all heard of that preacher's relative who prays every day,.....but....who also loves to push the envelope......because, they like to challenge people to think just a little deeper.....Haven herself often seems as much a juxtaposition as her sonic experiments to those who might meet her in passing, as she is often in character. One can rest assured, however, that she's always doing her best to stay genuine at heart.

Also an organic gardening and sustainable farming enthusiast, Mother, illustrator, and designer; she passionately believes in advocating for survivors of abuse, the for the rights of the LGBTQ community, First Nations Peoples, and individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Afterall, she is a Youghiogheny Shawnee, Aspie, Pansexual woman herself. (Shout-Out!)

Truly unpredictable, it seems worth sticking around to see what this woman might cook up next. One thing has been promised:

"I ain't gonna shut up about it, if I mean it, and I don't say it, unless I mean it."

Upcoming events

Previous events

Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival 2018

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Wisteria Campground and Event Site, 39825 State Route 684 , Pomeroy, OH 45769

Phase 1 Tickets ONLY $99! Thursday's Pre-Party only $25! Limited Supply Available! These will also go fast and the price will rise again! Thank you all for your early support!

Get yours here --> www.rootwirefest.com

Applications can be found and completed here --> http://www.rootwirefest.com/get-involved.html

SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MUSIC FESTIVAL!!

Rootwire is a 3 Day & 3 Night Transformational Experience designed to Celebrate and Inspire Love, Beauty, Music, Community Building, and Shared Consciousness.

Passes include FREE Body Work from an Array of Masters in a Multitude of Healing Modalities!! FREE water, FREE wooded camping, FREE parking and FREE access to EVERY show, workshop, and gallery!!

Everyone in attendance: musicians, artists, presenters, organizers, volunteers, staff, vendors, cooks, attendees -- everyone! -- is asked to actively participate in the Transformational Act of Personal and Collective Creation.

NO OTHER FESTIVAL IN THE MIDWEST will have anything close to the amount of intention and focus we have put into the overall experience you will have as an attendee at RW2K18. Alot of festivals have stages with music and camping but none have the Heart and Soul that makes Rootwire the #1 Transformational Experience in the Midwest: The Ceremonial Center. We focus more than 50% of our budget in creating and maintaining a workshop and presenter schedule that is second to none. Prepare to learn about yourself, embrace the changes that make us unique, and to get involved with your surroundings. At Rootwire you will learn, practice, and discuss new skills and techniques that will encourage you to walk through life with a feeling of purpose, happiness, and LOVE with your hearts and souls wide open!! We do hope you will join us for this life changing event..

THE MIDWEST WILL NEVER BE THE SAME ♥

All workshop, healer, performance, visual art, and music lineups COMING SOON!

Acoustic Convergence '18

Metamora Performing Arts Center, 19189 Pennington Rd PO Box 45 , Metamora, Indiana

On April 14th come to Metamora for a one-day-only musical micro-fest! Six acts from across Indiana & Ohio converge to deliver a truly memorable event. The cover charge is $8.00 or two for $15.00. Food & Drinks will be available for purchase on site. Rain or shine and the event is kid friendly, looking forward to seeing you there! Hosted by Blue Rose (Michael Ray Durham & Kevin Edward Rose), and Metamora Performing Arts.

3:00 - 3:50 Ray Hoskins Music 4:00 - 4:50 The Brussels Sprouts 5:00 - 5:50 Robot Drawings 6:00 - 6:50 Joe Shelton 7:00 - 7:50 Blue Rose 8:00 - 9:00 Moriah Haven

https://www.facebook.com/events/160611654588557/

The Happnin' Hootenanny at Hannahs Hosted by Scott Lee

Hannah's, 121 N Ludlow St., Dayton, Ohio

"Going to be a hummmdinger of a show with some of the class country acts from Dayton and beyond Febuary 16th.

FREE SHOW!!! Music at 9:00

ARTISTS INCLUDE

Scott Lee: Given the Moniker "Last of the true blue folk singers" Scott will be slinging some ancient country verses from the pre-stadium days, and some of his own songs coming straight from the vein of the old school ramblers, gamblers lone riders and outsiders. Scott can do the cowboy yodel, the blues stomp, and the whiskey warble all at the same time. Sold his soul to the devil and bought a saddle, you don't want to miss the cowboy blues shake and rattle from his ole guitar. Like the black sheep baby of Billy the Kid and Shakespeare, hold on to yer britches and grab another beer, because Scott will make you bust a gut and shed a tear.

Sassy Molasses: Miss Sassy's mission is to explore a comedic approach in advocation of body positive self images and sex positive experiences for those who identify as female, and to teach about consent. Sassy believes, everyone is beautiful, just as they are, and there ain’t one human being on this planet that will survive trying to slut shame this little firecracker. So, she will hit the streets, share lifestyle advice, songs, local artists, and more: all while sporting a big ol’ country fried middle finger for misogyny; donnin’ her cutoffs and cowgirl boots. Yes, Sassy proudly shares her physical, mental, and comedic goods with the world, preachin’ the gospel of sexual consent all the way……..and, well, as she would say, if you don’t like it, “Well then, you fellers can jump up and bite a hog in the ass!”

Chad Cremeans: Chad is cut straight from the boot hide of the outlaw country greats. Songs that'll make you holler, hoot, squall and boot scoot and boogie. He brings the heat everytime with his country ballads and long gone lonesome blues."

https://www.facebook.com/events/1510235629013324/

Moriah Haven/Old City/Jared Presley Experience/Playfully Yours at Urban Artifact

Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Cincinnati 45223

Moriah Haven, Old City, Playfully Yours, and The Jared Presley Experience play Friday, January 12th at Urban Artifact. Great beer and located in the heart of Northside! Physical album release for The Jared Presley Experience.

Moriah Haven: https://www.facebook.com/MoriahHavenMusic/ Playfully Yours: https://www.facebook.com/yours.playfully/ Old City: https://www.facebook.com/oldcitycincinnati/ The Jared Presley Experience: https://www.facebook.com/jaredpresleyexperience/

Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival

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Wisteria Campground and Event Site, 39825 State Route 684 , Pomeroy, OH 45769

Moriah Haven will appear at the 2017 Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival. Phase one lineup available at http://www.rootwirefest.com/, Phase two lineup TBA, soon.

"Rootwire is a 3 Day & 3 Night Transformational Experience designed to Celebrate and Inspire Love, Beauty, Music, Community Building, and Shared Consciousness.

Passes include FREE Body Work from an Array of Masters in a Multitude of Healing Modalities!! FREE water, FREE wooded camping, FREE parking and FREE access to EVERY show, workshop, and gallery!!

Everyone in attendance: musicians, artists, presenters, organizers, volunteers, staff, vendors, cooks, attendees -- everyone! -- is asked to actively participate in the Transformational Act of Personal and Collective Creation.

NO OTHER FESTIVAL IN THE MIDWEST will have anything close to the amount of intention and focus we have put into the overall experience you will have as an attendee at RW2K17. Alot of festivals have stages with music and camping but none have the Heart and Soul that makes Rootwire the #1 Transformational Experience in the Midwest: The Ceremonial Center. We focus more than 50% of our budget in creating and maintaining a workshop and presenter schedule that is second to none. Prepare to learn about yourself, embrace the changes that make us unique, and to get involved with your surroundings. At Rootwire you will learn, practice, and discuss new skills and techniques that will encourage you to walk through life with a feeling of purpose, happiness, and LOVE with your hearts and souls wide open!! We do hope you will join us for this life changing event..."

Open Jam Hosted by Moriah Haven

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Taffy's of Eaton, OH, 123 E Main St., Eaton, OH 45320

A jam session at Taffy's hosted by Moriah Haven that is open to all skill levels, all genres, and all expressions. A drum kit backline is provided. Bring your amp, your instrument, and come jam with us!

Gypsea Salt Presents Moriah Haven's Artist Showcase Extravaganza

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Taffy's of Eaton, OH, 123 E Main St., Eaton, OH 45320

THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH!!!!

Gypsea Salt will host Moriah Haven's Art, Music, and Poetry Showcase at TAFFYs - The Music Mecca of the Universe - Beer - Wine - Java. 7pm, $5 at the door. You can still grab pre-sale tickets from participating artists until show day, or at this link: https://form.jotform.com/70225152336144

The showcase will feature performances by: Mark Joshua Music Adrian+Meredith Krygowski Kevin Crafton Brehn Joseph The Typical Johnsons Moriah Haven

The showcase will feature poetry readings by: Kyle B Epperson Gypsea Salt

The showcase will feature art on display and for purchase by: Christine Gaffney Caleb Schowalter Liminal Works - Art of Melissa McClanahan Porscha Fleming

RSVP/ Event details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1689350284710642/

At Taffy's of Eaton: 123 E. Main St. Eaton, OH 45320

See you all there, lovers!

Jan7

The Glad Rag Get-Up Grubsteak 1920s Costume Party for Moriah's 33rd Birthday

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Taffy's of Eaton, OH, 123 E Main St., Eaton, OH 45320

What Live Music, Potluck, 1920's Costume Party, and Birthday Celebration!

Moriah will have hit the ol' 33 a few days prior on the 4th, so get yourself kippy and blouse on out to Taffy's on Saturday, January 7th, to blow with us in celebration, ya bunch-a-barneymuggers!

We want you to get yourselves dudded up in your best 1920s era glad-rags, snag your favorite arm candy floorflusher, grab a lap of hooch from the vast selection, and come talk feathers and applesauce with us, ya brooksy. Seriously, it'll be berries!

Oh, yeah, and bring a little grub for the potluck (if you can, and you're a real swell sharp-shooter, that is).

When From 8 till the cows come home at Taffy's of Eaton; 123 East Main Street, Eaton OH, 45320.

How Much? Free!

Fire On The Mountain Benefit Series Econciously Wildfire Benefit

ECOnsciously Yoga, 4138 Hamilton Ave. , Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

What A fundraiser for Gatlinburg after the devastating wild fires. Drinks, silent auction, an open jam, and musical guests Twig and Leaf, Achilles Tenderloin, Eric Osborne, Crystal Judge, Aaron Hedrick, and Moriah Haven. Proceeds going directly to residents, National Parks, and wildlife affected by the fires.

When 8pm, December 30th, 2016 at Econciously Yoga, 4138 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Oh 45223

Taffy's Music and German Cookie Christmas Party

Taffy's of Eaton, OH, 123 E Main St., Eaton, OH 45320

What: Taffy's celebrates the holidays with German cookies, and holiday music performances by Moriah Haven, Laverne Cornett, Les Byrd, Margie Stoller, Joe Kretschmer, and Aaron Pemberton. Bring the family, and sing along!

When 8pm, January 23rd at Taffy's of Eaton, 123 East Main St. Eaton, OH 45320

How Much? Free!

Dec3

Local Artist Mash-Up at The Collaboratory

The Collaboratory, 33 N Main St., Dayton, OH 45402

Names were drawn at random to pair up local artists, many who have never worked together before, to perform together at this show! More details to be announced soon, but here are the pairs to ponder:

  • Gray McClary and Steve Phelps
  • Pam Baugham and Ridge Clint Higgins
  • April Angel and Moriah Haven
  • Windsor Knots and Willy Clark
  • Jayne Sachs and Kevin Milner
  • Mark Cantwil and Georgia Goad
  • Charlie Tipton and Sharon Lane

Django the Ringmaster Presents: Moriah Haven's Artist Showcase Extravaganza!!!

Taffy's of Eaton, OH, 123 E Main St., Eaton, OH 45320

Django The Ringmaster Presents: Moriah Haven's Artist Showcase Extravaganza at TAFFYs - The Music Mecca of the Universe - Beer - Wine - Java!

When: October 22nd, 6:30 pm - 12:00 am Where: Taffy's of Eaton 123 East Main Street Eaton, OH 45320 How Much?: No cover, tips for artists are highly appreciated! What: Music by: Willy Clark, Timothy Combs, Waterbear, Troy Petty, Sonny B. Gould, and Moriah Haven. Poetry by: Kyle B Epperson and Gypsea Salt. Art on Display and For Purchase by: Melissa McClanahan, Porscha Fleming, and Earth Elements.

Schedule: 6:30 - 7:10: Willy Clark 7:15 - 7:20: Poems by Kyle Epperson 7:25 - 8:05: Timothy Combs 8:10 - 8:15: Poems by Kyle Epperson 8:20 - 9:00: Waterbear 9:05 - 9:10: Poems by Gypsea Salt 9:15 - 9:55: Troy Petty 10:00 - 10:50: Sonny B. Gould 10:55 - 11:00: Poems by Kyle Epperson 11:05 - 11:45: Moriah Haven

Songwriter Round to benefit GLSEN & BIg Brothers & Big Sisters

The Oregon Express, 336 E 5th St, , Dayton, OH 45402

Saturday, September 17th from 9-12 PM: If you are interested, come on out to Dayton, Ohio, and grab a super tasty pizza and a craft brew. While you enjoy your amazing meal, you can lend an ear, and a donation, to a benefit show at Oregon Express Bar and Restaurant featuring Kyleen Downes, Mandy Jewel, Achilles Tenderloin, Moriah Haven, James Thomas, and Evil Eye Gyp$y playing to support GemFest 2016. Donations will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley and GLSEN Greater Dayton.

I repeat: you can directly benefit young people by eating pizza, drinking beer, and listening to a bunch of amazing performers.....

Ladyfest Dayton

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The Old Yellow Cab Building, 700 E 4th St., Dayton, Ohio 45402

Ladyfest is a community-based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival for female artists that features bands, musical groups, performance artists, authors, spoken word and visual artists, and workshops; it is organized by volunteers.

The first ever Ladyfest was held in Olympia, Washington in August 2000 with over 2000 people attending. Prime motivators in the event were Sarah Dougher, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power, Neko Case, and Teresa Carmody.

Since the first Ladyfest, the event has branched out into other urban centres such as Amsterdam, Atlanta, Belgium, Berlin, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Brooklyn, Cambridge, Columbus, Chicago, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Lansing, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego, Sevilla, Toronto, Washington DC, and more. Each new festival is organized locally and independently of other Ladyfest events in other states or countries, primarily by volunteers, and most proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations.

http://LadyfestDayton.org

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Benefits, Galore! 

I am so honored to be able to participate in so many beautiful charitable events in the next few weeks. I hope to see you out at all of them, one of them, a few....whatever you can do, please pitch in!?

RICHMOND FOOD BANK BENEFIT:

December 12th & 13th, at New Boswell Brewery & Tap Room, there will be 30 amazing songwriters in Richmond, IN. This will benefit a Richmond food bank.
Admission is either 2 non-perishable food items, or 5 dollars. Hosted by SONA : The Society of Neutral Angels.

CANCER BENEFIT:

December 15th, I will be at the 3rd annual "A Very Dayton Christmas" at The Carrs Photography to benefit a Stivers School for the Arts battling cancer. This benefit features Live Music, a bake sale, kid's crafts, a photo booth, games, and coffee. Admission is free, donations at the door are encouraged, and all proceeds will benefit this young lady & her family.

DAYTON FOOD BANK BENEFIT:

December 19th & 20th, at Ghostlight Coffee, there will be another set of 30 amazing songwriters in Dayton, OH. This will benefit a Dayton food bank.Admission is either 2 non-perishable food items, or 5 dollars. Hosted by SONA : The Society of Neutral Angels.

Please, come out and support these imperative causes, & enjoy some great music, food, and more.