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Biography

Things change. We are dynamic.  There is always something new.

Through eight original folk songs, Ana Miura explores our need to change: in relationships, death, births, memories, and beyond.

Recorded, produced and mixed by Ross Murray (Happy Rock Studio) and mastered by Jason Fee (Conduction Mastering), Something New opens up to Miura’s warm vocal and delicate guitar work. Fresh, simple arrangements underpin and lift each song through a small but mighty circle of musicians: Ross (drums, percussion), Anders Drerup (vocals, guitar, piano), and Stuart Watkins (bass).

As we pass through life we express each phase in our own unique way; in Something New you will find Ana’s.


Outstanding Performances and Accolades

*  Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award

* Over $150,000 raised for Breast Cancer charities as part of Babes4Breasts

* Shared stages with Buffy Ste-Marie, Bruce Cockburn, Steven Page, Joel Plaskett and more

* Toured the Canadian Embassies in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras. Privileged to perform for many Ambassadors.

* Sings in English and Japanese

* Chosen as presenter/animator for ihearya.org pilot program on safe listening levels and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss

* Winner of the Beth Ferguson Award, presented by the Ottawa Folk Festival

* Miura chosen as one of 10 "People to Watch for 2007" by the Ottawa Citizen; only musician in distinguished group

* 2007 Telluride Troubadour Songwriting competition - Honourable Mention for He Swallows Whiskey (over 650 entrants)

* Winner of the 2006 Songs from the Heart Award - Galaxie Rising Star Award for He Swallows Whiskey

Reviews

Ottawa Life Magazine - Babes4BreastsPartners with OICC to create the Babes4Breasts Head Start Program

Ottawa Citizen - "Cockburn, Plaskett and Page were fantastic in this intimate setting, but Miura provided the charm that made it special. With her sweet smile and bubbly demeanour, the young mom put everyone at ease, breaking up the testosterone levels with delicate songs that delivered a frank feminine perspective." Lynn Saxberg

The Revue - "She’s an incredible guitar player and has one of those voices that could sing the phonebook and make it sound like poetry." Kevin McGowan

Ottawa Start - Babes4Breasts Founder to be awared Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Ottawa at Home Magazine - Musical Journey - Ana Miura and Amanda Rheaume

For coverage of the Babes4Breasts benefit concerts: babes4breasts.com