Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ingrid, a Ukulele, and Radiohead

Sometimes you stumble across something unexpected, that is both odd and awesome at the same time. A Radiohead song sung by a female singer-songwriter with only a ukulele as accompaniment would seem to qualify for the odd part. But the awesome? Most definitely. I will be attending the Lilith Fair tour during its Denver stop in July, and one of the artists on the bill is the talented Ingrid Michaelson. The 30 year old New York-based Michaelson got her big break when producers of the tv series Grey's Anatomy discovered her Myspace page, and used one of her songs in an episode. Ingrid's songs have since been heard in at least 8 Grey's Anatomy episodes, as well as episodes of One Tree Hill, The Real World, Kyle XY, and in an Old Navy commercial.

Ingrid is known to do some quirky covers in concert, including covers of the themes from Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire, The Golden Girls, and Full House. But those are generally done as fun audience participation sing-a-longs. While in the studio for an I-tunes special, she recorded the following version of Radiohead's "Creep". With a ukulele. Odd. And Awesome. Check out her website, or follow her on Twitter @ingridmusic.