The Muse Acoustic is a band from the Milwaukee area with two incredibly talented and versatile female musicians. Melanie and Tina met while touring with International Recording Artist, K.C. Williams. They immediately realized their potential as a duo when they entered the Colgate Country Showdown in 2005 winning the local title in Milwaukee.
Tina is a four-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award nominee, including Best Female Vocalist, and a winner of 'Battle of the Jammers'. She has opened for slide guitar diva Joanna Connor and performed with world renowned blues artists Joan Baby-The Princess of Soul, Linsey Alexander and Debbie Davies.
Tina has played Milwaukee Zoo Ala Carte, Big Brothers/Big Sisters 'Revel With a Cause' (H.O.G.) at Waukesha Expo, Johnson Park Community Jazz and Blues Festivals, St. Gregory the Great Church Festival, Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee's RiverSplash, Summerfest, Homeless Blues Jam; Cashmoney's, Shilling's, George's, Bill's Blues Bar, Kingston Mines and nightclubs all over Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
Melanie has had experience performing at some of the largest music festivals in America! She has performed at The Harley-Davidson 100th Celebration, Country Thunder, Country USA, Wisconsin State Fair, Soo Locks Festival and Summerfest. Melanie has also had the opportunity to tour and perform on stage in Germany for the US Troops as part of the K.C. Williams' band. In 2006, Melanie was asked to help with some demo work in Nashville with legendary music veteran, Fred Vail (Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson).
Melanie is a passionate singer and songwriter with the ability to add her own personal flair to any song and genre that she is performing! When these two ladies combine forces--WATCH OUT! Melanie's original songs have been featured on compilation CD's and on podcasts for various musical forums--including Rockinmoms.com.
Founder and Publisher of True Woman Magazine, Denise Schultz, said “These musicians naturally inspire people when they share their stories and gifts through their songs. Tina & Mel really energize a room with the range of their talents."
Be sure to check out the Muse Acoustic on YouTube!
In the studio recording our first CD as a duo!
Our set list is generally 45 to 60 minutes long. We perform 3-4 sets per show. We combine originals, covers and improvisational blues. We are not limited to any particular genre--we definitely mix it up to keep the audience interested and on their toes!
Some of our favorite artists that we cover are Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, Melissa Etheridge, Carrie Underwood, Cyndi Lauper, KT Tunstall, The Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, Avril Lavigne, Tom Petty, Prince, The Wreckers, Katy Perry, Bryan Adams, America, Bruce Springsteen, Martina Mc Bride, Tracy Chapman, The Pretenders, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, The Eagles, Jason Mraz, Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Caillat and Eric Clapton.
Since Tina is an awesome blues guitarist, we always add several blues tunes to our repetoire.