Michelle Odinma was born to tell stories.
For the tail end of the 2010s, Odinma had been building a name for herself as an artist in the American Midwest. Often spotted with her guitar around the Andrews University campus or at churches throughout Michigan and the surrounding states, she managed to perform fairly regularly on a very small back catalog of just one original EP, some rerecorded hymns, and a ukulele-driven single, released all the way back in 2014. The unambiguously acoustic sound of her early recordings lent itself well to her solo performances, and while she did occasionally pick up some bandmates to accompany her, it was very often the immediacy and individuality of her performances that left the greatest impression on audiences.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/12068