2023 Festival Performer

Michelle Held

Michelle Held is a contemporary folk musician with a distinctive voice and style of songwriting that explores life’s mysteries and reveals a startling wisdom hidden below the surface. She earned back-to-back honorable mentions in the past three Telluride Troubadour Contests. Detroit Metro Times writes, “Held plays gentle folk with oft-scathing lyrics. It’s her voice that adds the X-Factor; that little bit of welcome strange.” And Tom Paxton says, “Two years ago, I told Michelle that I thought she had the gift. I am changing ‘thought’ to ‘know.’”

• FRI - 6:45-7:30 - Schafer Song Stage
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