'Medicating With Music': How One Tiny Desk Contest Entrant Heals Through Song

This year's Tiny Desk Contest attracted plenty of talent, including standout entrant Mama Haze, aka California songwriter Meaghan Maples. Her song "On Your Side" was written during a time of healing.
Meaghan Maples, aka Mama Haze, was one of the standout artists in the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Source: Courtesy of the artist

This year, many people have been turning to , but Mama Haze, aka songwriter Meaghan Maples, has been tapping into music's healing powers for a long time. Before pursuing music full-time, the Oakland, Calif.-based artist was a doula and caregiver, often prescribing music as an antidote to

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