Ingrid Michaelson
I'm beyond repair, let me be. Just give me back my pieces.

The first Ingrid Michaelson song I heard was not sung by Ingrid Michaelson. Instead it was sung by a fellow actor in rehearsal for a set of one acts I was involved in. I think you may know what song I'm talking about. It goes a little something like, "'Cause I-I-I-I lo-o-o-ove the way you say good morning..." Even from my castmate's less-than-talented singing voice, I fell in love with the melody. That's how undeniably catchy Ingrid (can I call her Ingrid like I know her?) is. Of course, that song was her heavily publicized "The Way I Am," from her first album Girls and Boys, featured in the likes of Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and an Old Navy commercial.

Her sophomore album, Be OK, was released on October 14 and coincides with a national headlining tour beginning October 29. A portion of her record sales will go to Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), "a groundbreaking initiative aimed at raising funds to accelerate cancer research and end cancer's reign as a leading cause of death." What a philanthropist.

For those who don't yet know who Ingrid Michaelson is or what she sounds like (those select few), think coffee-shop singer/songwriter and you'll pretty much get her gist. Often accompanied by only an acoustic guitar or piano, Ingrid's music is light, sweet, and simple. Ingrid's voice, however, is far from saccharine. Reminiscent of the vocal masters of the yesteryears (think '50s movies), she has a command over her vocals similar to that of St. Vincent. Now how could anyone deny a sweet, socially, medically conscious, televised, vocal master?

The Way I Am (Recorded Live on Wers)
m4a Be OK
m4a Oh What A Day

Video for "The Way I Am"

[Ingrid Michaelson's Official site][Stand Up 2 Cancer]

Be OK Tour Dates

Oct 29 Williamson Theatre (College of Staten Island) Staten Island, NY
Oct 30 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Nov 1 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA
Nov 4 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
Nov 5 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Nov 6 El Rey Los Angeles, CA
Nov 7 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Nov 8 Harlow's Sacramento, CA
Nov 10 Easy Street Records (Queen Anne Store) Seattle, WA (in-store 6 PM)
Nov 10 Neumos Seattle, WA
Nov 11 Music Millenium Portland, OR (in-store 6 PM)
Nov 11 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 14 Gothic Theatre Denver, CO
Nov 16 Slowdown Omaha, NE
Nov 17 Pantages Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Nov 18 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
Nov 19 Park West Chicago, IL
Nov 20 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 21 Madison Theatre Covington, KY
Nov 23 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Nov 24 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 25 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Anonymous Anonymous said...
i have seriously been enjoying this CD, thanks for the write up!