Bonnie Mizell is a classically trained pianist from the deep south of Ozark, Alabama. She began playing at an early age and competed in statewide performances up until 2001 when she graduated with her degree in music from Florida State University. During her college years Bonnie produced three solo albums: Bonnie (original piano compositions), Love's Tempest (original Christian music), and The Only One (a country album) recorded with award-winning producer, Larry Butler. Two of her country songs, "Was it Me?" and "I Bet You're Going Crazy" from The Only One album, won awards in the Bannon Open Songwriting competition in 2001 and "Was it Me?" has traveled among the airwaves as far as New Zealand. The disaster of 9/11 found Bonnie reporting the horrific news as a radio personality on her family radio station WRJM 93.7 in her home town. Living close to a military town and having many friends who would soon leave for Iraq, Bonnie, like many other Americans, felt the impact of the ensuing war and expressed her thoughts and support through song. "Over There" became an instant success in the southern tri-state region and Bonnie shortly after moved to Nashville where she performed the song for several military functions and began her career as a recording artist. Her songs reflect the styles of Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crowe and Norah Jones with a writing style similar to Billy Joel and Elton John. Bonnie moved to Portland, Oregon to begin training as a dueling piano player. The transition from classical and love songs to rock n' roll and pop came to her quickly. But after almost a year performing in Portland, Bonnie was invited to join the impressive team of dueling piano players in Las Vegas in May of 2005 where she performed and worked on perfecting her skills as an outstanding live performer. Obviously, playing rock n' roll every night has had it's affect on her writing style as much as her classical and Bonnie's new album, "Two Sides," reflects her growth and journey in music over the last few years. Her album is currently available. Meanwhile keep checking in for current performance dates and the latest news on her new album. And if you're in Las Vegas, make sure you catch her show!
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