About Miranda Dodson
Austin , TX
Pure & intimate...Miranda Dodson's voice is like an old friend you haven't seen in a while...familiar...refreshing & when you leave you think..."we should do this more often." Her songs are simple and pure, Alt Folk with a progressive edge. Miranda Dodson is one to remember.
Miranda's innovative folk winds through guitar strings, around vintage horns and forward-thinking synths, through wide-ranging-heart-filled vocals to turn listeners into believers. With lyrical images that reach right into the imagination, Miranda draws the listener into story and into sound. From impassioned alt-country ballads to fun head-bobbing folk-pop each track of her album "Change A Thing" stands strongly on its own but also hangs together united by collaborative creativity.
With Producer Robert Harrison (Future Couds & Radar & Cotton Mather) at the helm & Lars Goransson (Alpha Rev, What Made Milwaukee Famous, The Solider Thread) sitting in as mix engineer and co-producer, this record is a true collection of artistry. A blend of folk-pop & alt-country, this record features some of Austin's best musicians: George Reiff on bass (Jakob Dylan, Court Yard Hounds), Rick Richards on drums (Ray Wylie Hubbard), Joshua Zarbo on bass (Spoon, John Vanderslice), Derek Morris on piano (Alpha Rev)... and more! This strong rhythm section sets the foundations for a record that teams with quality & creativity... a perfect compliment to Dodson's soaring vocals and down-to-earth lyrics.
A native texan, Dodson makes her home in the "Live Music Capital of the World" - Austin, TX. While this is Miranda's first concerted effort at releasing a full length record, Miranda has previously self-released three other recordings: "Cord of Three Strands", "Miranda" & "Seriously". Dodson has also been apart of several compilation albums including "Life Is Precious" (Wes King Tribute) & "Music For The City Vol. 1" - a compilation of Austin's best artists benefiting Austin's best local charities. This compilation also features: Alpha Rev, The Soldier Thread, Quiet Company, Brennen Leigh and more. Miranda was also featured is Austin's First Night Parade, Miranda was invited to be 1 of only 3 music floats ringing in 2010 playing live with her band to over 50,000 Austinites. Dodson was also featured in Music For The City's Hope For Haiti Benefit Concert that sold out The Parish and raised over $17,000 for Haiti's orphans.
Before moving to Austin Miranda spent much of her college career writing, recording and touring all over Texas and the Southern states, during this time she was invited to tour in Germany in 2002 and won 2nd place in the 2002 Duct Tape Songwriting contest, steadily gaining a solid fan base all along the way. After moving to Austin in 2007 Miranda began writing the material that would be "Change A Thing". Producer Robert Harrison who is known for his innovative experimental rock was an interesting choice for the folk songstress, "While looking over my collection of songs" says Dodson, "...I knew that I needed a producer who was first and foremost an artist themselves to bring the full production of these songs to fruition..." Harrison's experimental nature was a perfect match with Dodson's hypnotic vocals and heartfelt delivery of her truth-filled lyrics.
"Change A Thing" will be released locally on June 11th at Stubbs (indoor), and nationally on June 15th.