Songwriters Mi-Mo

Ingrid Michaelson


Born Ingrid Ellen Michaelson, 8 December 1979, IM is a musician and singer-songwriter who grew up in NYC. She plays  piano (which she took up at the age of four), guitar and ukulele. Her debut album was the self-released, Slow The Rain, in 2005. She was subsequently signed to the independent label Original Signal Recordings.

Rhett Miller


Born Stewart Ransom Miller II on 6 September, 1970 in Austin, Texas. RM is the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter of alternative country band the Old 97's. He is also a successful solo artist. The Old 97’s formed in 1993 and started playing the Dallas bar room circuit. RM released his first solo album, Mythologies, in 1989 before the advent of the Old 97’s. Several songs from his second solo album, The Instigator, (2002) have featured in US TV series.

Joni Mitchell


Born Roberta Joan Anderson, 7 November 1943 in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, JM is a singer, songwriter and painter who emerged as a leading folk singer in the 1960s. In a 40 year career, JM has won 8 Grammy Awards in different categories, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Hugely influential in a diverse range of genres, Rolling Stone Magazine called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever." She was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007. JM ceased touring and released her 17th, and reportedly last, album in 2007. Now based in British Columbia.

Alanis Morisette


Born Alanis Nadine Morissette, 1 June, 1974, in Ottawa, Canada, AM is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She began her career in Canada, releasing two commercially successful dance-pop albums, Alanis (1991) and Now Is the Time (1992) for MCA Records Canada. She then travelled to L.A. and met producer Glen Ballard, with whom she created what would become Jagged Little Pill (1995). This was a huge success and sold more than 33m copies globally. To date, Morissette has sold more than 60m albums worldwide. She is known for her powerful and emotive mezzo-soprano voice. She has been dubbed by Rolling Stone as the "Queen of alt-rock angst”.

Van Morrison


Born George Ivan Morrison; 31 August 1945 in Belfast, VM is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician, who plays guitar, harmonica, keyboards, drums and saxophone. VM started his professional career as a teenager in the late 1950s, playing for various Irish showbands. He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic "Gloria". Morrison has received six Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1993) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2003).

Allie Moss


Allie Moss is a musician, songwriter and voice-coach, who grew up in New Jersey, USA. She plays guitar and ukulele. In 2006, she started performing regularly as lead guitarist for singer/songwriter and friend Ingrid Michaelson. Allie released a self-produced EP, Passerby, in 2009. Her debut album “Late Bloomer” was released in 2011. Her songs have had several placements in U.S. TV series.


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