I don't usually do plain ol' music posts. I have my special "Under-appreciated Guitarists" series, and few specific, usually guitar-related others, but normally I leave the music posts to John Crooks & Liars Amato, skippy, and tbogg.
But I have to do this one. You know the song from the Old Navy commercial? You know the one I mean, that you can't get out of your head? It's Ingrid Michaelson singing "The Way I Am".
Here's a live version, stripped to one acoustic guitar and backup singer, and Ingrid. And it's even more stunning than the album version. It proves music doesn't need a big busy production to be wonderful:
This talented woman has no record deal, yet she's had her music played on Gray's Anatomy, has played live on several TV shows, and is currently touring the US. Here's her MySpace page.
We're witnessing the new paradigm for music marketing. Take heed, kids.
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