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June 5, 2008

Ingrid Michaelson hits the big time

 ingrid michaelson

One of the biggest stars at this year's Non-Commvention was New York City singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson.

As an independent artist, she has sold more than 200,000 copies (!) of her most recent album, had a song in an Old Navy sweater commercial and I hear she's in talks to get a spot on Good Morning America's opening credits.

She played "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on a four-string guitar at this year's Non-Comm, which was one of the highlights of the weekend.

Last year, I interviewed 12 or 13 emerging artists in two or three days in Louisville for the 2007 Non-Comm.

After doing so many, I was exhausted and turned down the chance to talk to her. I've kicked myself ever since.
(Photo by Deborah Lopez)  

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:02 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Non-Commvention


I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing her at Merriweather a week ago when she opened for Sheryl Crow. She has an amazing voice, and she was very personable with the crowd. She is scheduled to be at Recher Theatre this month, I believe the 19th. I never really heard of her until last week, I bought her album the day after. She's a great performer!

dude. she is HOT.

did anyone notice the hotness?

Greg Laswell, of whom I'm a huge fan, will be opening for her at the Recher Theatre on the 19th. Definitely check him out If you're into the indie pop/rock sound. He has a new album coming out in July, and like Ingrid, he also had a song featured on Grey's Anatomy. Get there on time so you don't miss out on another up and coming talent!

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