Looking to capture the apple pie-eyed idealism of traditional Americana music, @thelittlemiss_ can be most accurately described as a romantic, twenty-first century take on a seemingly simpler time. With roots in jazz, blues and folk music, the sound of The Little Miss ranges from the gritty guitar riffs of the old west to one-take, twangy samplings straight from the plains. Influences include Woody Guthrie's simplicity, Frank Sinatra's theatrical nature, Cole Porter's wit, Billie Holiday's pain, and Bob Dylan's right foot.
Hayley Johnson, AKA The Little Miss, is a twenty-seven-year-old, folk singer-songwriter originally from San Diego, CA. Having been inspired by female vocalists such as Fiona Apple and Jewel at an early age, Johnson can remember starting girl bands at recess and writing lyrics in notebooks beginning in first grade. In middle school, Johnson began performing original music around San Diego county with her father at local coffee shops and surf competitions. Having gone by the stage name, "Hazel," for many years, Johnson developed the idea for The Little Miss while in college at San Francisco State University, where she rediscovered her love of music after a long hiatus. After graduating, The Little Miss took off down south to further pursue her love of folk, blues and classic Americana music in Los Angeles. She now resides in Echo Park, CA with her dog, Winifred, and continues to start girl bands at recess. Don’t miss The Little Miss in Wednesday July 3rd at @harvardandstone !!#poprockspresents #harvardandstone #houstonhospitality #wednesdaynight #hollywood #losfeliz #thaitown #discoverla #buzzbandsla #timeoutla #dola #laweekly