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LAist Interview: Amie Miriello

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Although Amie Miriello's first solo record, I Came Around, was released in September, this singer/songwriter already has quite the resume. She first made her presence known as lead singer of the band Dirtie Blonde, and opened for musicians such as Teddy Geiger, INXS and Gavin DeGraw. Once the band dismantled, she set off on her own and received support from some of today's top record producers as she crafted her debut.

LAist recently caught up with Miriello and learned about the new album, her gig at the Key Club this week and the time she had to play the part of the actual yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz.

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LAist: What led you to pick up a guitar at age 15?

Amie Miriello: Well, I was always a singer, and I had been listening to Ani DiFranco, Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell when I realized that the artists I loved were people who wrote their own music. I wanted to be one of those people and not just be a singer, so I think influences mostly led me to realize that to be credible you usually have to play.

Amie Miriello - "I Came Around"