Ingrid Michaelson, Blood Brother

This summer my wife and I joined our ten-year-old daughter for our first Ingrid Michaelson concert. Ingrid (it feels so impersonal and stuffy to call her “Michaelson”) is a singer-songwriter in the indie-pop mode.  Most of the fans at the concert were several decades younger than my wife and I, and some friends have assumed that we attended just for our daughter’s sake. But the fact is, all three Josephs at the House of Blues that night are big Ingrid fans. Her songs are exquisitely crafted, emotionally compelling, and beautifully performed. I really think she will ultimately go down as one of the great American singer-songwriters. Continue reading