Miranda Lee Richards is the daughter of comic book artists Ted and Teresa Richards. Her father created The 40 Year Old Hippie. Her mother was one of the founding editors and contributors of Wimmin’s Comix in the 1970’s. “Growing up, I got the message that if you do what you love to do, money will follow, just not a lot of it.”
Growing up in San Francisco, she attended a performing arts high school, playing in various bands and took up modeling after graduation. She moved to Paris to pursue her modeling career and quickly became disillusioned. She moved back to San Francisco and met Kirk Hammett of Metallica, who gave her guitar lessons. “As soon as I knew how to play, I started writing and everything just clicked. Eventually I got a piano to expand my musical repertoire.”
She recorded a demo in her basement which caught the attention of Anton Newcombe and moved to Los Angeles. In 2001 she released her first album, The Herethereafter. In February of this year, she released the moody and introspective Light of X.
You can learn more about Miranda Lee Richards on her official website and her MySpace page. And most importantly, purchase her music here.