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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

"Sprits Never Die" Debut

Missing Peace Art Space, 234 S Dutoit St # 45402-2215, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Moriah Haven and Adam Elfers join forces using song, narrative, visuals, and poetry to tell a Day of the Dead story of spiritual connections transcending even death.

November 1st at the Missing Peace Art Space in Dayton, OH for the Dayton Dia De Los Muertos Parade and Celebration.

View Details at the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/296882560485301/

Golden Anniversary and Roast for David Rhodes Brown

The Southgate House Revival, 111 E Sixth St, Newport, Kentucky 41071

*Moriah Haven appears with David Rhodes Brown's singing ladies, The Hillbilly Harem, at this event.

If you have ever checked out local music in the Greater Cincinnati area, chances are you have been entertained and often mesmerized by David Rhodes Brown! We are throwing a big ole party and roast to celebrate this hero of the local music scene's 50th year playing music professionally! DRB has played with The Warsaw Falcons, Big Bill Pickle, Magnolia Mountain, The Star Devils, 500 Miles to Memphis, Browngrass & Wildflowers, The Tammy WhyNots, Kentucky Timbre, just to name a few. He has been a mentor and father-figure to many younger musicians. He and Bobbi Layne Kayser, founded and organized The Browngrass Fest which benefited WNKU 89.7 fm and he's contributed to countless other benefits, as well. He is an amazing songwriter and an amazing person with a heart as big as his 6 ft 4 inch presence!

Please join us to celebrate and good heartedly razz DRB with stories, performances of his songs and an exciting and much anticipated reunion performance by one of his stellar projects! (More details on that later!)

Performances of DRB tunes by Ryan Mallot Mark Utley Wilder Todd Lipscomb Hillbilly Harem Raif Faircloth Sadie Faircloth Gregory Burton Elle Crash Pike 27

and some good hearted roasting by; John Schmidt, Pete Kurlas, Ruthie Lincoln, Elaine Diehl, Elle Crash, Dave Purcell, Steve Ryan, Marc Hoffman, Noah Sugarman and a few others tba.

Special presentation bElliott V Ruther on behalf of Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation!

Emceed by the fantastic; Edwin Vardiman!

$5 cover! 7 p.m. show!

$5 Age limit: 21+

Lawson Reunion Returns to Plain Folk Cafe!

Plain Folk Cafe, 10177 Ohio 132, Pleasant Plain, OH 45162

Lawson Reunion returns to one of our favorite venues, Plain Folk Cafe! This place offers an amazing menu, craft brews, crafts and art by locals, and a wonderful sense of community. Come enjoy the evening with us, and bring the kids!

No Cover Charge

Moriah Haven Lawson for Music at Lunch

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RiverScape MetroPark: RiverScape Pavilion , 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, OH 45402

Take your break along the river! With acoustic music Monday through Friday, RiverScape MetroPark and Silver Fern Café provide the perfect lunchtime destination. Whether it's work meetings, free WiFi, renting a bike or borrowing a book from the Dayton Metro Library cart; you'll enjoy the sights, sounds and fresh air of Dayton's downtown MetroPark.

Source: http://www.metroparks.org/GetOutside/SearchByProgram.aspx?program_number=I249

No Cover Charge

Moriah Haven Lawson for Music at Lunch

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RiverScape MetroPark: RiverScape Pavilion , 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, OH 45402

Take your break along the river! With acoustic music Monday through Friday, RiverScape MetroPark and Silver Fern Café provide the perfect lunchtime destination. Whether it's work meetings, free WiFi, renting a bike or borrowing a book from the Dayton Metro Library cart; you'll enjoy the sights, sounds and fresh air of Dayton's downtown MetroPark.

source: http://www.metroparks.org/GetOutside/SearchByProgram.aspx?program_number=I249

No Cover Charge

Art In The Round Series: The Final Installment

The Listing Loon, 4124 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

In visual art, the term, "in the round" usually refers to work that can be viewed or experienced in 3 dimensions.

In music, the term, "in the round" usually refers to a group of artists, playing a set in a turn-based manner.

Every Final Friday the month, Moriah Haven Lawson hosts a group of artists who are focusing on creating original material to share their work with you in an intimate setting.

The Listing Loon offers a beautiful ambience, craft brews, artisan wines, a great staff and one of the more creative event calendars that you can find around the city.

This event runs Final Fridays from 7-10pm. It is the perfect event before you go catch a late show somewhere.

The August Round will feature: -"Easy" Tom Eby -Dixon Creasey Jr. -Ben Smeeks -Kyle English

No Cover, Donations encouraged

Aug8

E Street Pub's 888 Roots & Americana Showcase: 8 Bands on 8/8 at 8pm

E Street Pub, 815 N E St., Richmond, IN 47374

Larry Wayt (Richmond, IN) Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band (Dayton, OH) Achilles Tenderloin (music) (Richmond, IN) Megan Hopkins (Lapel, IN) Harlot (Cincinnati, OH) Todd the Fox (Dayton, OH) Moriah Haven Lawson (Cincinnati, OH) Moonshine & Wine (Cincinnati, OH)

Age limit: 21+

Lonesome Jared & The Heart Attacks, David Rhodes Brown and the Hillbilly Harem, and Ben Smeeks

Wunderbar, 1132 Lee St., Covington, KY 41011

Lonesome Jared & The Heart Attacks, David Rhodes Brown and the Hillbilly Harem, and Ben Smeeks at Wunderbar!!!!

(I sing & play Mandolin with David Rhodes Brown and the Hillbilly Harem :-D)

No Cover Charge

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