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Melissa Ferrick

Naked Soul

Friday, August 24, 2012
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

Melissa Ferrick has a great deal to show for two decades in the music industry. There is the expansive body of work, mapped out over the sixteen albums that comprise her career to date, nearly all of which she distributed herself. 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, which has waited patiently for her latest opus for the preceding three years. 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 tracks that comprise the album. “This is the record I’ve wanted to make for a long time,” explains Ferrick. “The sound of it – the songwriting is definitely a step above where I was a few years ago.”
“Melissa Ferrick is tireless (she seems to live on the road) and she often applies that energy to songs so bombastic that she makes Melissa Etheridge sound positively kittenish. Given half the chance, Ferrick will strum the night away, much to the joy of her worshipful fans.” – TimeOut NY