Rarely does one find as devoted and sincere an interpreter of the Blues as Miranda Louise. Miranda is set to appear Saturday, August 25th at the Hot August Blues Festival at Kenlake State Park in Aurora, Kentucky.
As a master and demo studio musician based out of Nashville, she's appeared on more than 70 albums and become a well-known and much beloved mainstay of the Southern Blues scene. Miranda sums it up like this, “Why the blues? Blues is the only real thing I've ever experienced. It's the realist thing there is. Blues and love.”
Miranda Louise's discography reads like a 'who's who' of the blues. She was in three bands with the legendary Warren Haynes of Allman Brothers and Government Mule fame. Miranda says, “Singing with him long enough, just makes you a better singer.” Miranda's studio credits also include the great Johnny Neel and former Allman Brothers' guitarist, Jack Pearson.
You'll recognize Miranda's voice backing Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar on Chicago legend A.C. Reed's album I'm In The Wrong Business. “He was terrific. What a horn player and what a singer. What a great guy and what a great musician.” That album spent 8 weeks at the top of the charts. She also spent time as the lead vocalist for one of Southern Rock's most storied bands, Grinderswitch.
Miranda's song, “Face In My Dreams” placed second in the National Billboard Songwriter Competition and was later recorded by Dionne Warwick and Phillip Michael Thomas. Miranda's CD “Face In My Dreams” did pretty good too, scoring high on the charts for Beach Music, a type of shuffle popular with devotees of the Carolina Shag scene!
Miranda's latest releases, Delta 3 and an acoustic album, Play Americana Blues have both been enthusiastically received and piling up airplay.
Onstage, she packs a punch with her powerful voice which has graced stages across the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. She also has some screen credits, including singing and acting in the soap opera, Music City Blues, and acting in the just released feature film, Soldier's Joy. Prior to that, she was featured in Iron City, along with Big Mike Griffin and his band.
The Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival is set for Thursday through Saturday, August 23-25 at Kenlake State Park in Aurora, Kentucky. Discount tickets are available at KenlakeBlues.com.
Charities which will benefit from this year's Hot August Blues Festival include The Shriners, who will be operating festival shuttles with all tips and proceeds going to the Shriners' Childrens' Hospitals, and the Knights of Columbus.