Ingrid Andress Is Thriving: NPR’s “Tiny Desk,” Lollapalooza, and Tour
Singer-songwriter Ingrid Andress is known for her heartfelt, sincere country-pop songs, so her stripped-down performance on NPR’s iconic series “Tiny Desk” was a welcome pleasure for all.
The Tiny Desk series invites artists to — you guessed it — a tiny desk as a concert venue, peeling away the showiness that might come with a regular concert. Accompanied by Alex Edwards on guitar and Harrison Moore-Kondo on guitar and steel guitar, Andress played the piano and sang three of her songs: her No. 1 debut single “More Hearts Than Mine,” “Feel Like This,” and “Yearbook.”
And if my dad sees me crying
He’ll pour some whiskey over ice and
Tell a lie and say he never really liked you
Oh, if we break up, I’ll be fine
But you’ll be breaking more hearts than mine
~ “More Hearts Than Mine”
Andress opened with “More Hearts Than Mine,” then shared commentary on her experience as an artist in the music industry and the story behind her lyrics between songs.
Country music is important to me because it’s about storytelling. And I don’t have a twang, I’m from Colorado, but I think that is the thing that is most lacking in music these days is the stories of what’s actually happening in the country, and country music will hopefully do a better job of that in the future. But I’m a really big fan of passing stories down one generation at a time, and I think we all have our own way of doing that, so this is my contribution.
~ Ingrid Andress
Softly singing these gentle, vulnerable songs while also discussing deep thoughts in a more intimate setting feels representative of Andress’s signature authenticity.
The four-time GRAMMY nominee recently released Good Person (Deluxe), a version of her previous album with the addition of three new songs. Andress will perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago in August. And right now, she’s headlining The Good Person Tour Presented by 21Seeds. She’s been on the road a while but will continue her trek in Europe throughout May.
Grab tickets now if you’re interested because some are already sold out. And check out Ingrid Andress’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram while you’re at it.