Melissa Ferrick
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Melissa Ferrick

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States
Band Folk Acoustic


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Enough About Me (2010)
Goodbye Youth (2008)
Live at Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY (2007)
In the Eyes of Strangers (2006)
The Other Side (2004)
70 People at 7,000ft (2004)
Listen Hard (2002)
Valentine Heartache (2001)
Skinnier Faster: Live at the B.P.C. (2000)
Freedom (2000)
+1 (2000)
Everything I Need (1998)
Made of Honor (1996)
Wiling To Wait (1995)



Indie-maverick (and major label veteran) Melissa Ferrick is an accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has shared stages with artists as wide-ranging as Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Weezer and Ani DiFranco, and performs over 150 shows a year - often for audiences of 7500 or more. Her extraordinarily passionate, grassroots fan base began when she opened for Morrissey in 1991, and has grown into one of the most loyal followings in recent indie memory.

With songs that "cut to the bone thanks to their truthful, personal viewpoints" (CMJ), the native New Englander is a powerhouse vocalist/guitarist who has steadily released DIY projects since her prior stints on Atlantic and W.A.R.? Records. A six-time Boston Music Award and GLAMA Winner, Ferrick was recently signed to New York-based label MPress Records, after being featured as the headline artist on Volume 1 of the "New Arrivals" Charity Compilation Series, benefiting Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief.

A passionate Out artist with a devoted LGBT following, Ferrick goes to great lengths to be accessible to fans, and is beloved for her magnetic personality, fierce honesty and lightning-speed rhythm guitar style. A high energy solo performer, Ferrick taught herself guitar while pursuing studies in flugelhorn at the prestigious Berklee School of music, where she has frequently returned as a guest lecturer.

Ferrick, who is currently touring with fellow folk-rocker Ani DiFranco, will perform this December at the OUTMusic Awards at Town Hall in NYC.

MPress Records will nationally release Melissa Ferrick's forthcoming full-length album in 2011.

Notable Festivals:
Folk Alliance
Ottawa Folk Festival
Edmonton Folk Festival
Michigan Womyn Music Festival