2020 best Female blues Vocalist nominee
Miranda Kitchpanich is an energetic and dynamic 18 year old vocalist, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter hailing from the rainy city of Seattle, WA. She grew up in a musically rich environment and her skills as a vocalist were developed at an early age. Her earliest influences consist of Classic Rock and Blues, but she aims to expand to Jazz, Funk, and Soul both vocally and instrumentally. Some of her favorite artists include Led Zeppelin, Queen, Heart, Soundgarden, Beth Hart, Etta James, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Elmore James.
Miranda began receiving private instruction at age 9 with award winning classical composer Andrew T. Miller. He fostered the talent she already had and helped develop a sturdy foundation in her vocal abilties. She later joined the performance program at School of Rock, where she was able to acquire a variety of stage experiences both locally and nationally.
Miranda has been representing the Washington Blues Society and the South Sound Blues Association at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee at their Youth Showcase Act for 5 years. She has been on 5 national Allstars tours with the School of Rock, giving her the opportunity to play on stages such as the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Lollapalooza, Gathering of the Vibes, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Summerfest in Milwaukee, and many others all across the country.
In the midst of all the craziness in the pandemic that sparked in 2020, she has gained a following over 50,000 strong on TikTok making bass videos and doing live requests to make up for a lack of performances. Adapting to the new music scene, Miranda has been cultivating a community online to support her dreams!