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Michelle Held captivates the listener with her distinctive and soulful voice, complemented by a poignant and thought-provoking lyrical world. She earned National Honorable Mention recognition in Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Telluride Troubadour Contest consecutively in 2018 and 2019. Brett Callwood of 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.” Performing regularly since 2013 and welcomed on renowned stages, such as Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, Kansas City Folk Festival & The Ark, Michelle has been building a repertoire of original work and is currently producing her debut single, to be released in the coming months.