September 25, 2014

I got off the plane in Boston
and ended up in the hospital.
I had bad pains just before I left Nashville but decided I was doing the Autumn Lady tour no matter what.
I get to Boston in excruciating pain.
That “no matter what” turned into an emergency surgery.
The doctors had to work on me right away, it’s a broken part
( hernia ) and needs to be mended.
Please know I will return as soon as possible
and we will make magic.
Love,
Melanie

P.S. I’m about to go into surgery, my dear ones, we’re all in this together<3

September 22, 2014

She spent all her nights

under raspberry lights

and her days

wrote her days into songs

Sept 25 Worcester MA

Sept 26 Ogunquit ME

Sept 27 Rockport MA

September 21, 2014

I’m coming and going to New England this week. 
September 25, Worcester MA
September 26, Ogunquit ME
September 27, Rockport MA 

http://bit.ly/1wqLDX6

Photo © Maddy Miller

September 21, 2014
Peace Will Come

There’s a chance peace will come  ~ 
International Peace Day

September 19, 2014
All I need is some

I need to swallow you whole again, I gotta mend the ol’ soul again, all I need is some inner peace

September 14, 2014
Autumn Lady Tour

You’ll come for the foliage and find me!

Photo © Maddy Miller

September 14, 2014
Bookings

Businesses interested in booking Melanie for events or venues, can contact 

Eddie Camolli
The Hungry Ear Agency

207.333.0281
hungryearagency@gmail.com

September 14, 2014
Upcoming Events

2014 & 2015 Upcoming Shows

Thu, Sep 25 @ 7:30 PM  Mechanics HallWorcesterMA
Fri, Sep 26   @ 8:00 PM   Jonathan’s Music HallOgunquitME
Sat, Sep 27  @ 8:00 PM  Shalin Lui Music HallRockportMA
Sat, Oct 11 @ 7:00 PM The Melanie Family Show The Musical Instrument MuseumPhoenixAZ
Sat, Nov 8 @ 8:00 PM Suffolk TheaterRiverheadNY
Thu, Dec 4 Natick Center for the ArtsNatickMA
Fri, Dec 5 Tupelo Music HallLondonderryNH
Sat, Dec 6 Fairfield TheatreFairfieldCT
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts CenterOld SaybrookCT

September 14, 2014

Morning coffee is the answer

The question changes by noon

September 12, 2014
Comparisons

Comparisons 

Our basic inspirations become part of what we create ~ I grew up listening to jazz.  My mother was a jazz singer, pre-fusion; my uncle was a protest singer, a union organizer; and I grew up listening to Pete Seeger.  Billie Holliday was considered a jazz singer but she chose, and even wrote, melodic songs whereas Ella was a vocal saxophone; her vocal style was inspired by those “jazz cats” ~ Billie’s was inspired by melody and emotion. I’m sitting here knowing the music scholars will be rebutting this.  It’s okay, I know these things because music is feel…and I know what I feel is true.  

When I first began performing, before the term “singer-songwriter” existed, they called me the female Bob Dylan. But now, in my genre, comparisons are inevitable…and it’s always to other female artists.  “Why?” I wonder.  It’s not a sport where we have men’s basketball and women’s basketball, for obvious reasons. But in music, there shouldn’t be gender boundaries. I’ve written songs well-suited for a man. (No pun intended.)
 
I read this blog where the writer was acknowledging me with being as good as Joni Mitchell, yet never getting the credit. Thanks, but no thanks.  We were both played on the radio and both had what had been termed “novelty hits”.  We were both women who wrote songs, and there the similarity ends. She was much more on the jazz side and I was all about melody and folk.  We’re totally different singers. Career-wise, I lived in the Northeast and married with children, as far away from schmoozing as possible. She didn’t…and moved to Topanga Canyon.

So, Joni, maybe we should, before we die, get together and have a good laugh about the craziness of this music business and its social inequities.
 

Instead of comparing me to Joni Mitchell, why not compare me to Randy Newman or Leonard Cohen? And did they ever call Bob Dylan, “the male Melanie”?

 

For your information, Time Warner has just put out an anniversary boxed set of more performances from Woodstock. I’m in it singing Tambourine Man & personally representing Bob Dylan, I made him a lot of

 

money ;)

 

Love,


Melanie