Press release: September 30, 2004
Country Music lives in Oakland
Oakland, CA - September 30, 2004 - Mirrome Records ("Mirrome"), an independent recording label, announced today the intent to sign local African American country singer/songerwriter, Miko Marks. Mirrome and Nashville producers agree that Miko Marks could be the female counterpart of Charlie Pride in country music.
Ms. Marks recently returned from a trip to Nashville where she was well received. Music industry professionals were amazed at her talent. "Miko has the look, personality and talent to be the successful black female to make it in country music" says Eric Straton of Galaxy Entertainment.
Miko's debut album is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2005. This CD will be produced by Nashville producer Ron Cornelius, who has multi-platinum albums in country music for such country artist as Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, and Alabama to name a few. Nashville consortium, Galaxy Entertainment will assist with the manufacturing, distribution and radio airplay for the album.
Miko comes to Oakland from Flint, Michigan by way of Grambling University, where she was crowned Miss Talent of the legendary institution. She is a singer/songerwriter with a powerhouse voice. Those who have heard her are immediately amazed at her vocals as well as her writing. She is without doubt "The Soul of Country".
Currently, Miko will be performing locally on: Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 10:30 AM at the Black Cowboys Association 30th annual parade at the reviewing stand in Frank Ogawa Plaza. The following Saturday, October 9th from 7 PM to 9:45 PM, she will perform a full length show with her five piece band at the Saddle Rack, in Fremont. The Saddle Rack is Northern California's largest country music dance club. Come out and see this local talent and you will be impressed as well as entertained.
Mirrome is pleased to be a part of bringing African Americans into country music. The Black Country Music Association (BCMA) located in Nashville indicates that it has about sixty black artists on its list who are in country music. Miko may be the first with a full length CD, major distribution and radio airplay.
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