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TWRY Artist of the Week – Ingrid Michaelson

September 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, TWRY Band of the Week

ingridcoverIndie singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson released her highly-anticipated new album, “Everybody,” on August 25th on her own Cabin 24 Records. “Everybody” is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to her 2007 release, “Girls and Boys,” which spawned the hit single “The Way I Am” and launched Ingrid into the mainstream consciousness. The New York Times describes Michaelson’s unique musical approach as “soulful, idiosyncratic,” while Rolling Stone loves her “sweet but mellow lounge-pop harmonies,” and Entertainment Weekly hails Michaelson as “a deft mistress of quirk folk… a grassroots phenomenon.”

On “Everybody” Michaelson showcases a matured point of view as she explores a new relationship with the idea of love, one that’s less crushed-out girl and more self-realized, independent woman. “’Everybody’ – which is about a big idea,” explains Paste Magazine, “chronicles a relationship so intense and volatile that both lovers lose themselves within it. ‘Everybody’ is truly everybody’s.”

Well known for her live performances that balance honest emotion with her own quirky humor, Ingrid will be heading out on a fall tour of intimate venues to present live for the first time brand new songs from her forthcoming album. While her fall tour schedule will be announced soon, dates have been confirmed for September 16th in New York, October 7th in Los Angeles and October 26th in Chicago.

With a warm, relatable sound that has captured the hearts of countless fans, Michaelson’s compelling story as an unsigned artist first achieved national attention with multiple song placements on the hit television series Grey’s Anatomy. The show’s producers became so enamored of her music that they chose Michaelson’s “Keep Breathing” to air during the final six minutes of the 2007 season finale, resulting in massive and immediate mainstream exposure. Her ubiquitous hit single “The Way I Am” (also featured on Grey’s Anatomy that same season) was not only spun on radio stations all over the country, but was featured in a major national television commercial for Old Navy. Despite attracting interest from major record labels, Ingrid has remained fiercely independent, releasing all of her music via her own Cabin 24 label which has sold nearly 400,000 albums and over 1.5 million singles to date. Cabin 24 Records will release “Everybody” as part of a unique marketing and distribution arrangement via Original Signal/Universal Motown.

Ingrid has appeared on Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Fuse TV and was the first unsigned musician ever selected as a Vh1 “You Oughta Know” artist. She has been the subject of print features in publications as varied as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and even graced the cover of Billboard Magazine, as the new face of the music industry. Michaelson’s most recent project, a compilation of new songs, covers, live favorites and demos was entitled “BE OK” and supported Stand Up To Cancer, an organization created to urgently move cancer research forward with the help of the public.


Catch Ingrid Michaelson on tour:
* with Greg Holden
01    Dennis, MA @ Cape Cinema
09    Toronto, Canada @ Mod Club Theatre *
10    Montreal, Canada @ Petit Campus *
11    S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
12    Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
13    Albany, NY @ Valentines *
16    New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
17    Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts *
18    Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
19    Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
21    Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
22    Atlanta, GA @ The Loft @ Center Stage *
23    Athens, GA @ The Melting Point *
24    Birmingham, AL @ Workplay *
25    New Orleans LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues *
26    Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio *
28    Austin, TX @ The Parish *
29    Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *

01    Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
02    Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch *
03    San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
04    San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House *
06    W. Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
07    W. Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
09    San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10    Redding, CA @ Cascade Theatre
11    Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
12    Seattle, WA @  Neumos
13    Vancouver, Canada @ Venue
15    Boise, ID, @ Knitting Factory
17    Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
18    Aspen, CO @ Wheeler Opera House
19    Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
21    Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
22    Menomonie, WI @ Great Hall @ University of WI
24    Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
25    Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
26    Chicago, IL @ Park West
27    Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
29    Cincinnati, OH @  20th Century Theatre
30    Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
31    Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

02    Nashville, TN @ The Belcourt Theatre
03    Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
04    Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre05    Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre