Hometown: New York, NY
Combining provocative, often clever, lyrics with her soulful vocals and vibrant piano playing, Boyce's music is at once poignant and playful. Born in Las Cruces, NM, Misty Boyce studied at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and majored in jazz before relocating to New York City soon after graduation. "I've always wanted to live in New York City since I knew that music was something that I wanted to pursue," she reflects. "I have changed as a person and as an artist so much in a year and a half. My music is more honest and real. I'm not trying to be something that I see on TV or that people have told me that I should sound like." When musing about the future, Boyce has a distinct plan in mind. "I want to be making music that I feel good about that hopefully other people can connect to in a real way and performing shows that knock people's socks off. . . that is what I want to be doing in five years." And, indeed, she seems to be well on her way.