By Anthony J. Machcinski
While many young, modern, and popular female musicians have broken through to stardom through rap and pop music genres, Mia Borders is doing things her own way.
Not looking like the stereotypical, factory-produced pop star, Borders, with jeans, and aviator sunglasses, arrived at Donegal Saloon on Aug. 12 and gave the crowd a taste of rock music usually found only below the Mason-Dixon line.
From New Orleans, the 24-year-old Borders grew up listening to bigger vocalists like Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, but as a teenager, her role models changed.
“I was very athletic and physical and always thought that it could be part of my show,” Borders said, who also lists James Brown and Otis Reading as inspirations for her music. “Now, it’s just not even close to where I want to be.”