"Tippy Canoe plays popular music or what the kids call pop. Now her sound may not exactly be the popular music of today, but it encapsulates what has made people smile, laugh and talk about over the last nine decades. Your ears will perk up when you hear her potent toe-tappers or you'll gladly wrap yourself in the melancholy cast when she performs a dreamy ballad."
Songbird and solo uke-slinger, Tippy Canoe, aka Michele Kappel (from Sympathy For the Record Industry's The Kirby Grips), is on a mission to bring sincere uplift in a severely down-slanted era. Her voice is a mixture of the 60's girl group sound and classic country with its own quirky nature shining through. Her songwriting bears the stamp of a person who has absorbed a variety of influences. These range from 20's and 30's acts like The Boswell Sisters and Jack Teagarden to 50's and 60's performers like Brenda Lee and The Chiffons and catchy post-punk bands such as Squeeze and Blondie.