216 Union Street
Seattle, Washington 98101

Presented by SQUARE PEG

Genre: Pop-rock singer-songwriter

Related Artists: Beth Orton, Kristin Hersh, Ani DiFranco

"Ferrick's gritty realism sets her apart from wishy-washy Lilith Fair-heads". --Rolling Stone

Melissa Ferrick is a bravely personal singer-songwriter who couples unflinchingly honest lyrics with a very attractive pop-rock sensibility. She writes and sings smart, ear-catching songs with a spark somewhat reminiscent of Ani DiFranco.

Melissa has the kind of relationship with her audience that few artists are blessed with. Her live performance is fierce and funny, outspoken and vulnerable, passionate and real. The emotional honesty of Ferrick’s first-person lyrics, the force of her vocal delivery and the disciplined fury of her musicianship connects her to her audience with confidence and grace. She’s been gaining fans since her first release at age 22 on Atlantic Records. Her next three recordings were released by indie label What Are Records. In 2000,Melissa launched her own label: Right On Records. Her 2006 release, Inthe Eyes of Strangers, marked the label’s sixth release.

For more information, visit www.melissaferrick.com

Added by jumapili on July 7, 2008