Miranda Lee Richards is a San Francisco-based musician whose roots lie in the folk and Americana worlds. Though her story includes some heavy hitters in rock -- for instance, being taught guitar by a member of Metallica and playing in the infamously volatile indie band Brian Jonestown Massacre -- Richards’ work is grounded, beautiful, and dreamy with a mystical edge. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, along with Sammy Smith on vocals, to share a stripped-down, acoustic take on her songs in an intimate environment, and to offer some background on her musical history.