Indie-Pop Artist Ingrid Michaelson To Perform
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall February 10, 2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes indie-pop artist Ingrid Michaelson and her “Lights Out” tour to Ponte Vedra on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
Ingrid Michaelson, a Staten Island native, carries the tradition of the female singer/songwriter into the 21st century with her piano-fueled songwriting, witty wordplay and slight vocal vibrato. In the past two years, Michaelson, who dropped her fifth studio album entitled Lights Out this past April, has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star. Her fourth album, Human Again, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart (plus No. 1 on iTunes).
This achievement merely crowned the considerable success Michaelson had already earned with her previous compositions: beautiful, idiosyncratic songs that have been prominently featured in popular films, television and on regular rotation in commercials. Her DIY approach to making music – composing her own songs, co-releasing albums on her Cabin 24 imprint, building an organize following through music-licensing, and back in her MySpace days (where she was discovered in 2006), promoting herself was a slam dunk. Now, it has evolved into a well-oiled machine, The New York Times even weighed in, declaring her songwriting “smart”, her tunes “irresistible” and her live show “seamless”.
Her latest release, Lights Out, refers to the two words uttered on Ingrid’s tour bus when everyone’s ready to call it a night. But given recent developments (Michaelson fell sick with serious stomach issues in 2013), it’s become a metaphor for contemplating mortality and letting go — themes more thoughtful than they are dark. The album builds into intensity, but is anchored by the swelling pop-affirmation “Time Machine” and the sweetly buoyant “Girls Chase Boys,” which fits squarely into her existing catalog. “We thought of that song as the bridge for people. I’m still respecting what people want, but showing them what I can do,” she explains, adding: “Some of the songs, like ‘Over You,’ are written to sound like relationship-y songs, but they’re not.”
Perhaps more dauntingly, Lights Out also marks Ingrid’s entry into a brave new world of songwriting. Recorded in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville, the album features six producers and ten co-writers, including singer-songwriters Katie Herzig and Trent Dabbs, as well as the very in-demand Busbee (Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum). “With every other record, I’ve always written all of the songs. I’ve worked with one producer. And we’ve stayed in one room,” Michaelson says. “I’ve been such a control freak about my songs! But if you can get with the right person, there are ideas you could never come up with. It totally opens doors.”
Tickets for this standing room only show go on sale this Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
SHOW: Ingrid Michaelson
DATE: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
TIME: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
TICKET PRICE: General Admission Standing Room Only: $32.00; Day of Show: $35.00
WEBSITES: www.ingridmichaelson.com / www.pvconcerthall.com