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From working at Trader Joe's to performing on stage with a Latin Grammy winner

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Each week we profile a different musician - and this week we have Irene Diaz with her debut album "I Love You Madly."

You may not recognize her music - but if you shop at Trader Joe's in South Pasadena - she may have helped you find those plantain chips that you love so much.

We came across her album in the mail along with the 500000 other albums we get a day.

But hers had a note that said "Irene works at Trader Joe's in South Pas. Let me know if you'd like to do an interview."

So we popped the disc in, listened and immediately booked her to come on.

If you'd like to see Irene - she'll be performing with Gaby Moreno Saturday night at The Troubadour in West Hollywood.

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