Mirel Wagner was born in Ethiopia, and grew up in peaceful conditions in Espoo, the second-largest city in Finland. At age 7 she was given violin lessons, at 13 she switched to guitar, and at 16 she wrote one of her first songs To The Bone, the opening song from her album.
Is this your first time at SXSW?
Yes, this is my first time.
Is this your first time being in America?
When I was a kid I was on a family holiday in Florida.
If no, What have you enjoyed most about being in America?
I liked the warm weather and friendly people.
What are you looking forward to most at SXSW?
I’m looking forward to playing to new audiences and meeting new people.
Are there any bands you look forward to seeing?
I am looking forward to seeing new and interesting bands.