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Miriam Linna began her music career as the first drummer for the Cramps in 1976 New York. The Sudbury, Ontario, native went on to pound the skins for the Zantees and frat-rock luminaries the A-Bones (who appeared at the 2009 Ponderosa Stomp backing Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan of the Flamin’ Groovies). Linna is perhaps best known for co-founding the legendary Kicks magazine and Stomp favorite Norton Records, both with her husband Billy Miller.
In 2014, Linna teamed up with producer Sam Elwitt to release her first solo album, the wall-of-sound tour de force Nobody’s Baby (Norton), which was lauded as the best album of 2014 and reached #1 on the influential WFMU. Linna hit the ground running in 2015 with the smash single “The Hand Don’t Fit The Glove” b/w “Take Me For A Little While.” She is currently working on a new album for fall release.
Miriam Linna will be joined onstage by her backing band, Nobody’s Babies, led by Sam Elwitt, with Bruce Bennett, Justina Davies, Matt Fiveash and David Lindsay.