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"Baeilou" names Mia Pixley's cello, as well as her seemingly baroque-folk and (sometimes) jazz inspired musical project. An Austin, Texas native, Mia is a cellist, singer and songwriter living in Oakland, CA by way of New York City (her cello is a Bay Area native). With influences like Caetano Veloso, Andrew Bird, Regina Spektor, Leyla McCalla, Emily Hope Price of Pearl and The Beard, Bach, and Sarah Vaughan, Baeilou's sound is a combination of her southern roots, pop, classical, and some kind of supernatural quirk. Baeilou has recorded with GRAMMY award winning Fantastic Negrito, performed in award winning Off-Broadway musicals, and been the principal musician in film scores. She holds a professional studies diploma in cello performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from CUNY Graduate Center. Mia Pixley cares about community, the performing arts, mental and environmental health.