Ina May Wool began writing and singing her own songs when she was nine years old, and she’s been singing, writing, and playing guitar ever since. She’s taught guitar and performance, and has led numerous songwriting workshops. After earning a BA in creative writing from Barnard College, she hit the road with her band in New England and toured all over the US and in Europe. She’s a veteran of the Greenwich Village Songwriters Collective that nurtured Shaun Colvin, Suzanne Vega, and John Gorka , to name a few. Vega included Ina May on her Vigil CD, a collection of post 9/11 songs by New York writers. Other recent awards and honors: ASCAP/BMI Acoustic Artist Award, Mountain Stage NewSong Festival, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase, Independent Music Awards, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Edinburgh Folk Festival, and IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards. Ina May’s bluesy Americana songs are smart, funny, melodic, and soulful. You can find her tunes on her two CD’s: Moon Over 97th Street (1999) and Crack It Open (2004).