The collection of all original songs also features guest appearances by Chris Brinton, Ward Woolverton and David Brinton. It was recorded, mixed and mastered in the Berkshires for “Meladava Records”.
Melissa is a Berkshire native. She began her musical journey at age 12, joining her church’s choir and fine tuning her vocals. She was also a student of voice at Rock On and is now performing solo and along with other musicians in area venues including the Lions Den, Flavours of Malaysia, Methuselah, Cork ‘n Hearth and other area venues.
Her solo performances include a blend of originals and cover songs. When performing with other musicians, her instrument of choice is the violin, but Melissa also plays guitar, piano, ukulele and the Bodhran drum. As a solo performing musician she sings and plays finger-style acoustic guitar and piano. She also performs in duos and with the band “The Bigger Boat”. Her music is inspired by Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Jewel and The Beatles, among many others.
On Thursday, June 1, Mike Pezzo will feature Melissa’s music and some conversation on his radio show starting at 7:00pm on WTBR 89.7. For a preview, you can have a listen on Youtube here.
Come out and say hello and check out more of her music on Friday night June 2nd at the Tavern at the A!
Following the release, her CD will be on sale at Wood Brothers in Pittsfield, located at the Allendale Shopping Center, 5 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, MA. Also available for download or streaming from online digital music sources, iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, & Amazon.