“…[T]he kind of heart-stopping songs you find on albums from Jackson Browne, Nanci Griffith and Lucy Kaplansky…with winning melodies and singing…create an art that both moves and satisfies.”
— Tom Staudter, The Gazette (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
A warm and engaging performing songwriter, INA MAY WOOL served her musical apprenticeship playing blues, country, folk, and her own original songs in bands and solo all around her native New England. After moving to New York she sang everything from movie soundtracks and TV commercials to Off-Broadway shows and concerts, in Lincoln Center and all across the U.S. to the UK and Europe.
All the while she was honing her original song craft in the Jack Hardy Songwriters’ Exchange, releasing two albums of her own tunes. When the lockdown hit she realized she had sixty-seven unrecorded songs and set about learning how to make an album at home. That recording, Rewrite the Ending, (much loved by FAI Folk DJ’s) reflects her history with passionate vocals and confident guitar playing. The lyrics are poignant, poetic, or playful, and they often tell stories in the grand folk tradition. Rewrite the Ending lets her voice shine more than ever – a burnished alto that’s been compared to silk, smoke, and honey.
“Wool is one of the best singer-songwriters around, and from the start, she's had an adventurous side. She writes the kind of heart-stopping songs you find on albums from Jackson Browne, Nanci Griffith and Lucy Kaplansky, three masters of the craft who know how to forge experiences, personal and otherwise, together with winning melodies and heartfelt singing to create an art that both moves and satisfies.”
- Tom Staudter, The Gazette (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
“One of my favorite New York singer/songwriters." - John Platt, WFUV
“If her next CD is called 'Songs About Sitting in the Waiting Area at H&R Block,' I'll buy it. She discovers the mystery and meaning in a loaf of bread and a jug of wine, small gestures, a layer of ice, and lying awake at night.” - Jennifer Layton, IndieMusic.com
"Wool writes excellent songs and sings with passion." - David Johnson, The Boston Globe
"Ina May is a master storyteller." - Richard Cucarro, Acoustic Live
Photos by Pascale Jutard