Miranda Lee Richards
Miranda Lee Richards grew up amidst the San Francisco comics revolution, the daughter of two underground cartoonists, Ted and Terre Richards. She didn’t consider playing music as a profession until a chance meeting with Kirk Hammett, who taught her how to play Mazzy Star songs on the guitar, and inspired her love for songwriting. She got her early professional start in the Brian Jonestown Massacre, appearing as the "voice of sanity" in seminal documentary DIG! (2004). A move to Los Angeles provided more opportunities for the singer: she eventually procured a record deal with Virgin, who released her critically acclaimed debut album ("The Heretherefter", 2001). Since it’s release, Miranda has collaborated in the studio or on stage with Tricky, Tim Burgess (Charlatans), Neil Halstead (Mojave Three), Tyler Hilton, The Lovetones, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Nikka Costa, Susan Vega, Tift Meritt, Tim Finn, Grant Lee Philips, Bridget St. John, The Black Angels, The Alexandria Quartet, The Hounds Below (Von Bondies), Harper Simon, The Chapin Sisters, The Warlocks, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Jesus and Mary Chain, among many others. Her second critically acclaimed effort, "Light of X", was released February 10, 2009 on Nettwerk Records. Currently, her independently released single, “The Reach”, has enjoyed some time in the spotlight recently, appearing on the popular television shows “Burn Notice”, “Army Wives”, and “Beauty and the Beast.” Miranda Lee Richards has just finished her third full-length solo album, "Echoes of the Dreamtime" (produced by Rick Parker - BRMC/Lord Huron), and will soon be announcing a release date.
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