Moriah Bailey

Moriah Bailey

credit: Bridget Stephenson

Songwriter and harpist, Moriah Bailey (fka sun riah) combines elements of experimental and folk music to tell stories through words, music, and sound. She was named one of Paste Magazine’s “5 Harpists Who Really Nail Experimental Pop Music,” and she has gained a reputation for her otherworldly and transformative performances. She explores the non-traditional sounds of the harp by drumming on the harp, singing into the harp’s soundboard, and using guitar effects pedals to loop melodies into a dreamy swath of sound. Minimalist and magnifying, her songwriting captures and cherishes seemingly simple, passing moments and creates space to dwell on emotions, places, relationships, and time.

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Genre: Folk
Subgenre: Avant / Experimental
From: Oklahoma City, OK