Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (her first name pronounced as to rhyme with the former Italian currency) was born on September 17, 1974 at her parents then home on Westview Sreet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The youngest of three, Mirah grew up mostly in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia.
In her waning teen years, Mirah moved to Olympia, Washington to attend The Evergreen State College and found herself, four funny years later, with a diploma in her hands and a festoon of flowers about her neck. Continuing to reside in Olympia following graduation, she began making music by default, teaching herself to play guitar and composing 'songs', releasing her first album Storageland on yoyo Recordings in 1997. Proudly joining the roster of other fine artists on the K record label in 1999, she began to experiment with recording, producing some material by herself and also working with her close friend and favorite person to record with ever, Phil Elvrum. Several fantastic albums, You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This (KLP112), Advisory Committee (KLP135), Cold, Cold Water (ipu100) & Songs from the Black Mountain Music Project (KLP150) have since been released by Mirah on K. In March of 2004, her mostly covers collaboration with the Black Cat Orchestra from Seattle, entitled to all we stretch the open arm, was released on yoyo recordings (www.yoyoagogo.com). Her newest release, c’mon Miracle(KLP 160), was released on K in May of 2004.
Mirah has a big homo heart, is modest and deliberate, prefers privacy to invasion and reconciliation to war. Her middle name means good day or holy day in Hebrew.