Haley Library
Fall Gathering Ranch Story Telling at the Haley Library

Wang Dang Doodle


Originally from Alabama, Nakia moved to Austin in 2002 by way of Chicago. After playing the Austin music scene for almost a decade, including the requisite Austin City Limits, he was launched onto the national scene in 2011 after attracting the attention of TV producer Mark Burnett, who invited him to compete on a show that no one had heard of yet called The Voice.

His mountain tough-and gruff-baritone voice chocked with a commanding yet soulful delivery of many of the day's popular songs ultimately landed him among the Top 8 semi-finalists in the first season of the show.

Influenced by the southern swampy blues of Muscle Shoals mixed with a bit of Stax inspired soul, Nakia delivers an unforgettable revival-style performance of real live blues packaged with a vintage, vinyl worthy flair. He'll be coming to Midland backed by the Blues Grifters, a 5-piece band from Austin.

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