This is Micah Woods.
Being the gay, black kid at a mostly white christian school led to Micah feeling constantly left out and different. On his fifth birthday, a family friend gifted him LeAnn Rimes' Blue. That album gave him solace and helped him discover his passion for music. Through listening to artists like Joni Mitchell, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Tracy Chapman, and Lauryn Hill he realized his “differences” were beautiful and nothing to be ashamed of. He learned to live and breathe for music and began pursing it as a career early on.
After graduating from the LA County High School for the Arts, he moved to Boston to study music at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. It was there he discovered his passion for songwriting, honed his craft and found his voice. He considers his music an Americana blend of pop, soul and country: focusing on how the lyrics of a song tell a story that can connect people and incite change.
He decided to move to Brooklyn after earning his degree and has since performed at some of the most iconic music venues in NY, including The Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, Fat Baby, and The Bitter End. After seeing one of his performances, The New York Post named him "Brooklyn's New Star!" and Micah was offered a residency at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo where he has had the opportunity to perform in front of artists like Shania Twain, Jake Owen, Shawn Mendes, Solange, and Travis Tritt.
Influences include (but are not limited to): John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, LeAnn Rimes, Kacey Musgraves, Tori Kelly, Solange, Patty Griffin, Frank Ocean, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Amos Lee, Tracy Chapman, & Ms. Lauryn Hill.