Mikka Tyler

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Mikka Tyler, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg TNMikka Tyler is a national recording artist, singer-songwriter, and the front of a space-inspired punk rock band, Nevernauts. She grew up in Lubbock, TX; learned how to sing in New Orleans, and currently resides in Western North Carolina. In January, 2014, Mikka Tyler was the passenger involved in a head-on collision with a semi-truck, when the vehicle she was traveling in hit a patch of black ice and slid into on-coming traffic. Music was always her passion, so, as she was healing from the accident, she decided to pursue a career doing what she loved most: playing and writing music. Her band, Nevernauts, plays around North Carolina every week, and completed a semi-national tour last fall. Outside of the band, Mikka Tyler performs her songs acoustically, offering a cow-punk experience to anyone who will listen.