High Grass is an indie rock duo in Los Angeles, created in Havana in 2011 by Cuban guitarist / Grammy-nominated engineer Marciel Miranda and Russian-born Armenian vocalist Kristina Miranda (Kristine Odabashyan).
The story began in 2009 with Kristina's arrival in Cuba to record her solo album. She and Marciel met inside the recording studio, where they fell in love and started writing music together. In 2010, Kristina moved from Moscow to Havana, and in the course of several years, they worked on their songs. In 2013, bass player Daryl Vaillant and drummer Marlon Yamian joined the band, and together they started recording songs and performing on the Cuban scene. At the end of 2015, High Grass started to attract media interest and was nominated at the Award TV show "Cuerda Viva" for "Best Rock Band of Cuba."
In 2016, Kristina and Marciel made the decision to take their music overseas. After traveling and visiting several American states and cities, they settled in Los Angeles. 2017 marked a new chapter for the project. Kristina and Marciel met drummer Adam Ponce and started to perform in and around LA, including such legendary venues as The Viper Room, Rainbow Bar, Cabo Wabo Cantina. Their first show took place at the Last Frame of Sand movie fundraiser, where they opened for Stanley Clarke. High Grass played at local festivals such as Echo Park Rising and became one of the headliners for the Mar Vista Art Walk Festival. In 2019, High Grass participated in the We Can Survive - Opening Act Competition and was placed 2nd in the alt-rock category.
In 2020, the band started to bring awareness to the situation in Cuba through their music. In December, High Grass released their single "90 Miles", written and produced by the Mirandas and mixed by Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King. Referencing the distance between the US and Cuba, the song reflects the strained political relations between the two countries. In July of 2021, their latest single “Home” added even more detail to the origin story. The song features the remarkable talents of Matt Bissonette (Elton John, Ringo Starr) and Christian Paschall (Maren Morris, David Crowder).
High Grass' music has been featured in Rolling Stone India, Buzzbands LA, Vision Quest Sound, Aupium, Voyage LA, Art Grab, Vents Magazine, V13 (Pure Grain Audio), ComeHereFloyd, supported by the Planet Rock, WNIR radio stations, etc. There is more to come from the band in 2021, their new EP is set to release in August!