Ingrid Michaelson is known for heartwrenching love songs, quick wit, and humorous live performances. Her “Songs for the Season” tour blended everything that we love about her into a beautifully executed holiday concert.
She opened the set with a mashup of “Looks Like a Cold Cold Winter” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Her stripped-down performance brought life to the venue with its gorgeous, three-part harmonies and choreography.
Since she was playing a holiday show, that she played fan favorite “Be Okay” was somewhat surprising. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who reminisced about high school relationships and all of the fun, joy, and innocence associated with them.
Ingrid’s ten-minute rant about Thymes’ Fraiser Fir scented candle was a highlight of the set. She had a bunch of Minnesota’s own Thymes Candles onstage, which provided a hilarious segue between songs and filled the venue with the aroma of pine. It added to the relaxing atmosphere.
Ingrid Michaelson’s “Songs for the Season” show was a great way to get in the holiday spirit. If you missed it, I suggest picking up the album. I’m certainly excited to listen to it while spending time with family and friends this holiday season.