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Get to Know Holly Miranda Tomorrow at The Bowery Ballroom

May 25th, 2010


Holly Miranda is quite precocious. She learned to play the piano at six before picking up the guitar at 14. Two years later, she left Detroit for New York City and earned a record deal that ultimately didn’t pan out. But then nine years ago, before she’d even turned 20, the singer-songwriter released her debut album, High Above the City: Evolution. Two years later, she met producer-keys player Alex Lipsen and they formed the Jealous Girlfriends. That band put out two discs and toured the country, but sometimes you need to go it alone, and so Holly Miranda (above, covering Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” for The Black Cab Sessions) released a second solo effort, The Magician’s Private Library (with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek as a producer), this past February. And now she’s on her very own tour, which brings her to The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night. Come check out her big voice for yourself.