Macie Stewart – In Session for Marc Riley – BBC 6 Music – December 12, 2022 – BBC Radio –
Macie Stewart to start the week. In a session recorded for Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music on December 12th of last year.
A few words via the Genius website:
One half of the alt-rock band Ohmme, Macie Stewart is a Chicago-based musician, song writer, improvisor, and arranger. She has contributed to countless projects as a violinist and guitar player, and often collaborates in free improvisation with composer/performer Lia Kohl. Stewart is a versatile artist, whose work spans across the genres rock, hip-hop/rap, jazz, noise, and folk music. Her debut solo album, Mouth Full of Glass will be released through Orindal Records, preceded by the lead single, “Finally”.
Macie Stewart was born March 11, 1993, into a musical family, and quickly started piano and violin studies at age 3. After paying her dues in the Chicago avant-garde jazz scene, Macie created the band Ohmme with friend and fellow Chicago based musician Sima Cunningham in 2014. The two would go on to release three full albums, many singles, and a dance-film collaboration.
Stewart has toured as a multi-instrumentalist with bands such as Japanese Breakfast, The Weather Station, Chance The Rapper, and Tweedy. Stewart has also spent years working as a string arranger, drawing on her varied background in classical, jazz, and Irish folk music to create unique arrangements for artists such as the band Whitney, SZA, V.V. Lightbody, Knox Fortune, and many others.
On September 24, 2021 Stewart released her debut solo record “Mouth Full of Glass” on Orindal Records and is re-releasing the record on November 11, 2022 featuring two new bonus songs with UK label Full Time Hobby Records.
Her main collaboration is the band OHMME with Sima Cunningham. The band began in 2014, and since then they have released 3 full records, many singles, and a collaborative dance film entitled “Half of Us” with Hubbard Street Dance in 2021. Their most recent record, “Fantasize Your Ghost”, came out in June of 2020 on Joyful Noise Recordings. Ohmme premiered a work for 50 piece orchestra and dance with the Pacific Northwest Ballet titled “Before I Was” in Spring of 2022 alongside choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams.
Here she is in session for Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music, recorded just a few weeks ago.
Dive in and enjoy – and pick up her latest release “Defeat” while you’re at it.
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