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Melissa Ferrick is a music icon with a voice that's instantly familiar & comfortable. Her impressive career longevity as a predominantly independent artist is virtually unheard of and speaks to her talent and the world she has built for herself. There is her expansive body of work, mapped out over the sixteen albums that comprise her career to date. There is the inspiration she's taken from the incredible artists she's shared the stage with, including Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Weezer, amongst others. There are the stories of the crisscrossed
world and the things she has both gained and lost in her wake. There is the fervent fan-base that has grown with Ferrick but above all there is the sound, a voice burnished by breakdowns and breakthroughs, refined over the twenty years she has been doing this. And now, there is Still Right Here, the sum of these hard-earned parts set to music, Ferrick's gorgeous purpose unspooling over the ten incredible tracks that comprise the album.
Melissa Ferrick's first studio album in 5-years Still Right Here released Sept 13, 2011 (MPress Records) has debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers Album Charts and boasts guest spots from the likes of Ani DiFranco & Kaki King. The music video for the title track premiered on the launch of Huffington Post Gay's site and won two RightOutTV
music video awards. Melissa is featured in the Dec. 2011 issue of Out Magazine in their Out 100 as an out artist who has made an impact on the community.
With Opening Act Molly Durnin
Molly Durnin is a singer-songwriter with a sound all her own, including a rhythmic guitar groove and tuneful melodic sense that draws from the heart of Americana, folk and blues traditions. Refreshingly original, her songs combine wit and whimsy with a driving energy and emotional depth that never fail to enthrall listeners.
Molly's new CD "Run", released June 21, 2012, includes ten original songs recorded at Black Dog Studios in Stillwater, NY, with some of the region's top musicians providing backup, including The City Never Sleeps, a well-known indie band based in Albany, and veteran bass player Tony Markellis.
In her songs, Durnin ponders the freedom of foxes, speculates on the existence of extraterrestrials, sings of temptation, cheap wine, and mermaid revenge. Played in her characteristic acoustic groove, the arrangements include bass, drums, conga, lead guitar, keyboard and harmonica, while her husky-sweet vocals remain front and center. It is hoped that her fresh sound will find airplay at indie radio stations nationwide
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