Recording artist and rising star, Niamh stopped by the show to talk about her debut EP, songwriting process, and plans for the future. A few months back I had the pleasure of working with Niamh on her episode of PDX Spotlight where she performed songs from her debut EP, What Are You Waiting For. From the first time I heard this EP in June, it’s been in rotation on my phone. On the show I was also joined by my special co-host, Jen Emerson, who asked Niamh about the meaning of her songs and her inspirations. As a fan, it was great to hear the insight of such a young and talented artist. I also couldn’t help but be impressed by Niamh’s self awareness. During the broadcast she expressed her need to be understood, but not dependent on the approval of others. Her, take it or leave it attitude toward her music was very refreshing and inspiring.
Please enjoy our interview with Niamh featuring a live recording of “I Am Fire” from PDX Spotlight!
And, here’s Niamh’s new music video!
At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.