Last week I was lucky enough to attend a private concert with Ingrid Michaelson in Las Vegas. If you don't know who she is, try taking a listen to this song and then you will say "Oh, I know her..." If you get a chance, you should see her play, as she puts on an amazing show.
She started by playing the Ukulele, assisted only by another guitarist.
And then switched over to keyboards for most of her other songs.
What I really liked about Ingrid, is that she would tell funny stories in between songs. I really hate going to a concert where the performer plays and sings, but shows none of their personality. She is nothing like that. This is a shot of her talking to the crowd, telling a funny story about her nationally televised stumble during the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
And then it was back to singing...
I moved from my seat, which was fifth row center, to a position just right of the stage so that I could get some other shots of her from a different angle.
These last two images were taken during her amazing performance of REM's "Nightswimming" where she uses a looping pedal to add her own background vocals. This was the last song of the evening and it was so good that I was actually hoping that she would not do any other encore songs. The song was so amazing that I don't think she could have topped it. The crowd went crazy at the end of the performance!
Check out her performance of this song being performed live at the Nokia Theartre. The video quality is not great but the audio is excellent. You can see it here.