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Ingrid Michaelson

Staten Island, New York, songstress Ingrid Michaelson started out singing mellow, moody, often very funny folk-pop confections like "The Way I Am" ("I'd buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair"). "I like obvious, catchy songs, but done in a non-obvious way," she told Paste, which was among the first to note the tremendous buzz around this songwriter, and recommended her to fans of Regina Spektor, Feist, and Tina Fey. Ingrid's success mushroomed. As a composer of pure infectious melody Ingrid is still second to none, but over eight albums she has pushed herself harder as both a vocalist and writer. Through it all, Ingrid has maintained her status as an independent artist, never signing with a major label. She has matured as a songwriter, gained polish as a performer, and emerged as an idealistic philanthropist of the kind the world needs more of. Ingrid comes to the Folk Festival with a new album, "Stranger Songs," inspired by the Netflix series "Stranger Things."