It was 2007 in New Orleans that some of Berlin became aware of the huge talent of Meschiya. The friendship grew stronger ever since and she is now better than ever, perfect timing for she is about to take the european stages by a storm.
Meschiya Lake has come a long way since her South Dakota Opry and traveling circus days, and she’s not done yet. In fact, far from it. Relocating to Europe in the summer 2018, and joining forces with the already established, stunningly talented Dizzy Birds, of Berlin, Ms. Lake and company will be, once again, setting the bar exceedingly high for our standards of musician and showmanship, jazz, and joy.
Close to the end of the set, she sang a Bessie Smith blues with the line, ‘I’m as good as any woman in your town.’ In New Orleans music, that’s a bold statement – but she is, and better, too.
— ALISON FENSTERSTOCK, NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE
Meschiya Lake rocks back on her heels, lifts her chest, and opens her throat like an air raid siren to croon in a thrilling pre-microphone style that…can make you feel by turns as though you were shivering around a campfire in a railroad yard or drinking in a Budapest nightclub in 1938.
— DAN BAUM, THE NEW YORKER