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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

Blues & Burlesque Nebula Artist Showcase: CIN CITY BURLESQUE

The Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY


SAT · JULY 30, 2016
DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 7:00 PM
$20.00 - $45.00

This event is 18 and over
General Admission $20 Advance
$25 Day of Show

VIP - Guaranteed Sanctuary Seating $35 Advance
$45 Day of Show

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!

July 16th, 7pm


Hurry, hurry, hurry! Tell all of your friends! Ask them to tell their friends! Tell your cats! Tell Your Dogs! Tell Your Family, Frienemies, Friends, Lovers, Fighters, and Foes! Let's all get weird together at the Music Mecca of the Universe, eh? Django The Ringmaster will be your host at TAFFYs - The Music Mecca of the Universe as we celebrate artists of many mediums! There will also be a little grill-out party going on!

This month's showcase will feature:

Songs by:
-Wild Mountain Berries
-Matt Hosay (of The Invisible Strings)
-Kevin Milner
-Scott Lee
-Stephen Barton (of Close the Hatch, Redmoth Records)
-Moriah Haven as "Maia Heartstrings"

Poems by:
-Moriah Haven as "Gypsea Salt"
-Kyle Epperson
-Sam Stone
-Maxx McKinley

Art by:
-Robot Inside
-Jared Presley
-Christine Gaffney
-Amanda Sebring
-Amy Poliner
-Aria Blair

No Cover.
Tips are highly encouraged,
and VERY appreciated.

Event Schedule:
7:00-7:40: Matt Hosay (Music)
7:45-7:50: Sam Stone (Poems)
8:00-8:40: Wild Mountain Berries (Music)
8:45-8:50: Maxx McKinley (Poems)
9:00-9:40: Scott Lee (Music)
9:45-9:50: Kyle Epperson (Poems)
10:00-10:40: Kevin Milner (Music)
10:45-10:50: Gypsea Salt (Poems)
11:00-11:40: Stephen Barton (Music)
11:45-12:15: Moriah as “Maia Heartstrings”

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The Gold Hope Duo with special guest Moriah Haven -- Live at The Neon Underground!

Neon Underground, 14 Bon Aire Lane, Richmond, IN

Mark your calendars and join us for an intimate show with The Gold Hope Duo from Kingston New York, bringing you their unique brand of stripped down upbeat Rhythm & Blues, Country, Folk, Rockabilly, and a pinch of humor. Lara was recently nominated for best rockabilly female at the Ameripolitan Music Awards. Also performing will be the incomparable singer/songwriter Moriah Haven! There is no official cover charge, but we highly recommend a donation of $10 to cover the artists' high cost of touring. BYOB and a food dish if you like!

The Music Power Music Conference

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St. Leonard Conference Center, 8100 Clyo Road, Centerville, Ohio 45458

Moriah Haven will perform at the Music Power's Music Conference. See details at

"The Music Conference created by and for Music Industry Professionals

Monday, May 9th – 2016 8:00 am to 6:00 pm


The sole purpose of this conference is to bring all those together, who are contributors to the music scene (Artists, Venues, Media, Supplies, Agents, Producers, etc.), and to work on a common goal TOGETHER:

To enhance the visibility for artists with higher venue attendance, and to facilitate a process of reaching the consumer in a proven strategic marketing effort and not in a hopeful manner.

This conference will educate, offer new opportunities, and will allow each profession to be highly successful in the music industry.

As an attendee you will have the tremendous opportunity to learn new ways, meet music producers, managers, agents, promoters, talent buyers, publicists, publishers, studio engineers, radio station executives, songwriters, recording artists, radio and record label representatives.

This one day event is packed with music business keynotes, panels, clinics, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring."

Taffy's of Eaton 17 Year Anniversary Celebration

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


We will celebrate our 17th year with incredible regional musicians and many surprises. From Drink Specials to great give-a-ways.

TAFFYs is incredibly thankful for the artists, who have performed here over the last years, and our incredibly loyal audience. We are one of the longest existing music venues in the area, and we hosted fantastic artists from John Lee Hooker Jr. to John Hammond to Laurence Juber and the list goes on and on.

We had over 11,000 individuals perform at our Open Mic and over 3,700 acts/bands/ musicians since 1999 and wee love our Blues Jam hosted by Bob Dellaposta and the Artist Showcase hosted my Moriah Lawson.

Act #3,748 booked at TAFFYs since 1999

Moriah Haven's Artist Showcase Extravaganza

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

The Ringmaster, "Django" will be your host at the Artist Showcase Extravaganza series at Taffy's, with original, local artists of many mediums.

This month's showcase will feature:

Songs by: -Tim Caudill -Jeremy & Lynne Music -Sam Stone -Georgia Goad -Achilles Tenderloin

Poetry by: -Moriah Haven -Kyle Epperson -Aaron Nell

Art on display/ for sale by: -Aria-Blair Bottorff -Jun Bowman -Porscha Fleming -Miranda Louise Pennington -Ryanne Bevenger -David Maynard -Grace Witt

Adrian & Meredith Krygowski w.s.g. Moriah Haven

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


WHAT KIND OF MUSIC ARE WE? Adrian+Meredith isn’t just another folk-duo traveling the country. They’re a dynamic, hard-working tour-de-force, ready to entertain anyone in their audience path, making instant fans every show. They blend folk, old-time, post-punk, pre-war jazz, soul, rock and roll, country and acoustic music in the same set, sometimes same song. Adrian’s twisted storylines drive home poignant stories that make you think about what you’re drinking, while Meredith’s fiddle drives the mood. While Adrian plays clawhammer-guitar, Meredith’s old-time and canjun fiddle, and trad clogging treats you in new familiars.

When touring closer to home in Nashville, their full-band consisting of Paul Niehaus (Justin Townes Earle, Calexico), Aaron Distler (Heypenny), and The Nashville Horns, bring high energy to the same rooted songs. They’ve gained attention of roots radio WDVX, KDHX, WERN, WAMU, KFAI, WETS, WFHB, been repeats on national festivals Passim Campfire (MA), Mile of Music (WI), CBGB’s Fest (NY). They’ve been on the road with Pokey LaFarge, and multiple shows with friends The Dirt Daubers, Los Colognes, Derek Hoke, JP Harris, The Oh Hello’s, The Farewell Drifters, many more.

Moriah Haven, Joe Rollin Porter, and Nancy Paraskevopolous at Euclid City Limits

Euclid City Limits, 20150 Lakeshore Blvd. , Euclid, Ohio 44123

Moriah Haven is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, Aspergers advocate, and visual artist with a background in American Roots music. Despite her history, she has performed with lineups spanning from entirely traditional, to wildly experimental. With an ability to deliver a uniquely emotional vocal performance, you will always feel what Moriah is singing. She also performs with family Bluegrass outfit, Lawson Reunion.

Nancy Paraskevopolous performs with the Bright Side Jubilee Wedding Band, Soft Peaks, and as a solo performer. She is also an feminist activist and warrior for kindness & love.

AS ALWAYS, doors open at 7; concert starts at 8. Coffee, Tea and Water provided but FEEL FREE to bring your own beverage to enjoy! Pizza is graciously donated by Guy's Pizza at E. 222nd Street in Euclid.

Suggested donation is $7 for an individual, $5 each for a party of 2 or more, so bring a friend or two!!

Songwriter's Row

Rose City Coffee Co-op, 801 National Rd W , Richmond, IN

Songwriter Row is a monthly, all-original, all-ages concert series at Rose City Coffee Co-op on Earlham College campus in Richmond, Indiana. If you're familiar with Lyricists' Corner, it's a similar format, but with a few key differences. We'll kick this thing off on Sunday, January 17, with featured guests Moriah Haven, local favorite Sam Stone Music, and Earlham's Allie Eykholt.

One Sunday of each month will feature a unique, changing lineup of local, regional, and student songwriters, hosted by Achilles Tenderloin. The series is an excellent opportunity to hear the voices and stories of our region's premiere budding artists.

SONA Songwriters Solstice (Ohio Chapter)

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Ghostlight Coffee, 1201 Wayne Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45410

SoNA is proud to present our 3rd annual TWO-DAY Songwriters' Soltice event, which benefits Foodbank Dayton and features 100% original music from 30+ area songwriters! Please bring 3 non-perishable food items, or $5 admission. All proceeds benefit the foodbank.

SAT, DEC 19 Joseph Kreis Nancy Paraskevolpoulos John Dubuc Willy Clark Luke Jellison John Patrick Bir Achilles Tenderloin Moriah Haven Colleen Badenhop Mark Cantwil Eric Cassidy Reyna Spears Jayne Sachs Eric Ballein Ridge Clint Higgins Kevin Milner

SUN, DEC 20 Greg Mahan Jerry Gillespie Kyleen Downes Windsor Knotts Gus Moon Maryann Michael Angela Norris White Mike Slone Brentney Campbell Georgia Goad John Simon Ryan Roth Tony Herdman Paige Beller Tod Weidner Kevin Milner

Daniel Van Vechten's Artist Residency at The Crow's Nest

The Crow's Nest Cincinnati, 4544 W 8th St #1, Cincinnati, OH 45238

Why not take an Artist-in-Residency when there are five Thursdays in the month? How about when two of them are major holidays? Bring it. Check out this lineup:

12/3 - Dan Van Vechten acoustic, with Johnny Castetter on bass and Will Kimble on mandolin; featuring The Bluebird Twins (Brittany Gillstrap and Sara Hutchinson)

12/10 - Dan Van Vechten electric, with Johnny Castetter on bass, Hank Becker on tele, and Teddy Bones Johnson on drums; featuring a solo set by Taylor Shannon

12/17 - Dan Van Vechten duo with Moriah Lawson, featuring solo sets by Mark Becknell and Jim Pelz

12/24 - Heathen's Christmas, featuring Dan Van Vechten, Aaron Hedrick, Jared Schadele, and Rob McAllister

12/31 - New Year's Eve plans in the works... stay tuned!

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