Fun, Moving, Tender New CD from Melissa Ferrick

It doesn’t happen all that often: You hear a great song on the radio, it has a wonderful, unique sound to it. You catch the name of the artist and buy tickets for the artist’s local performance and boom, you’re a fan!

That’s exactly what happened to me with singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick who is currently touring in support of her new, self-titled CD. One of Melissa’s songs was getting play on outstanding radio station WXRV-FM (The River) in the Boston area. I checked out her webpage and bought tickets to her show at The Sinclair in Harvard Square. She blew us away with her energy, poignant lyrics and expert musicianship (she plays the guitar but actually came out on stage during the opening act’s set to play the trumpet!) and playfulness.

Melissa is an eight-time Boston Music Award winner and is among the most prolific and hardworking artists in the business. Ferrick tours regularly and plays throughout North America, performing upwards of 100 shows a year. She has shared the stage with Morrissey, Marc Cohn, Paul Westerberg, Dwight Yoakam, John Hiatt, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, G-Love & Special Sauce, Bob Dylan, Dan Bern, Ani DiFranco, k.d. Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Joan Armatrading, Mike Doughty, The Indigo Girls and many others.

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For those who are just discovering Melissa, her new CD is a superb way to be introduced. A completely solo effort in its process, creation, and release, she is marking the middle of her career with a perfect return to songwriting. 

Melissa is an eight-time Boston Music Award winner is among the most prolific and hardworking artists in the business.  She tours regularly and plays throughout North America, performing upwards of 100 shows a year. She has shared the stage with Morrissey, Marc Cohn, Paul Westerberg, Dwight Yoakam, John Hiatt, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, G-Love & Special Sauce, Bob Dylan, Dan Bern, Ani DiFranco, k.d. Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Joan Armatrading, Mike Doughty, The Indigo Girls and many others.

If that’s not enough, Melissa is also a part-time Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

I actually had the opportunity to meet Melissa and she is as charming in person as she is on stage.

 

So drop a new flava in ya’ ear by checking out Melissa Ferrick’s CD (buy it here) and if you get the chance to see her, go for it before she is a household name nationwide as she is in the Massachusetts music scene and in certain pockets across the country.