Songwriter Maya Elise leads an endearing band whose music is a warm expression of harmonic solace with stories that speak to the vulnerable curiosity of our lives. The sweeping honesty inherent in this group’s music can move a crowd to both silence and jubilation. The band’s self-released album Songs For The Breakdown is the pinnacle of Maya Elise & The Good Dream’s welcoming and genuine folk music to date. For those in need of the soft, optimistic spark of a new friendship, journey or community, Maya Elise & The Good Dream’s Songs For The Breakdown will give you that enriching charge. It’s a musical companion during a time where human connection, collective empathy and artful expression feels paramount.
Throughout her time as a solo artist, Maya released her debut album, “The Way I Say Your Name” in December 2018, taking the listener back in time with a true classic folk feel, each song gently lifting a weight off of your shoulders. With the addition of her band, “The Good Dream,” Maya’s sound has evolved and expanded into an amplified folk-pop world, with clever and imaginative lyrics, crystal clear production, and harmonies to last you your lifetime. The band’s new single, “Mailman” was released Sept 9th, 2022, in anticipation of a Spring 2023 album release.
Maya Elise & The Good Dream have played at many iconic Bay Area venues, including Great American Music Hall, Swedish American Music Hall, & Cafe Du Nord, toured around the United States to over 40 cities, and have shared the stage with More Fatter, Josiah Johnson, Rainbow Girls, & Prateek Kuhad.