Melody Guy
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Melody Guy

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"Todd Allen Director of Promotions/On Air Talent103KSJJ"

Melody Guy has a positive and energetic presence that is a warm welcome to the country music scene. Recently, while Melody Guy was visiting the High Desert of Central Oregon, I was very excited to introduce her. Knowing their reputation and having heard her before, I was a bit surprised when the crowd response was on the quiet side after introducing them before Chris LeDoux. Obviously, these listeners had not heard her before, but by the end of the first song, the crowd's response again reminded me of what great music comes out of the Rose City. Even this far from Nashville, you would never think she was a Northwest based band. If Melody Guy is someone you haven't heard yet, you soon will, and remember! My best wishes for Melody Guy!

Todd Allen Director of Promotions/On Air Talent 103KSJJ/Power94/Magic100.7/ESPN940

- 103KSJJ/Power94/Magic100.7/ESPN940

"Brian Austin Whitney"

Melody Guy

Melody Guy's Indie Country Music Tour de Force Album "Ready for Sunshine" wow'd us the first time we heard it and never stopped. From the brilliant songwriting to brilliant vocal and musical performances, this collection of songs earned our choice of Album of the Year in all genres.

It is way past due for the major labels to take notice of this amazing talent. Melody's dominance in this years Country Music nominations was validated with a win for her solo penned song "The Man I Really Need."

Though her performance alone is worthy of major label consideration, her songwriting is probably even more impressive. She is more than radio ready already. (Say that 10 times fast!) There are at least 5 major hit quality songs on her album, and with the right marketing and support, some might be #1 material.

A fine example of honest writing from the heart without the cliches and crafted writing without crossing over to formulae. After hearing a slew of her new writing, I feel that 2001 will be a break out year for her as a writer and hopefully as an artist.

Stayed tuned to this girl!

Brian Austin Whitney, JP Folks

- JP Folks

"John Weisberger"

Miles of Music

Melody Guy is an Oregonian with a flair for writing songs that step right up to the edge of commercial viability without flinching or falling over into vapidity. On her debut CD Ready For Sunshine (DynoTwang), she presents a straightforward, unmannered delivery with the help of an accomplished set of studio musicians, including familiar names like Aubrey Haynie (fiddle), Catherine Styron (piano, organ) and Ray Flacke (guitar). A healthy portion of the songs were co-written with producer Chris Crawford, and others appear in the credits, too, but the musical evidence suggests that Guy has found her own groove in the writing department.

The songs are substantive, catchy and memorable, and heartbreak figures prominently, which makes them not only good but eminently cover-able by better-known (though not necessarily better) singers. The sound is mostly contemporary country, with more than occasional hints of r&b. The arrangements are supportive and tasty; the musicians have those Nashville chops and elegance but avoid the fill-in-the-blanks feeling that the A-list pickers sometimes exhibit.

This is a CD with songs that wedge themselves into your memory and pop up unexpectedly, and perhaps the best tribute to Guy's talent is that when she offers Steve Earle's "Ft. Worth Blues" as the album's closer (and only cover), it fits right in with the songs that precede it.


John Weisberger




One Sided Love 1995
Ready For Sunshine 1998
Shoulda' Loved Me 2000
Signs Of Trouble 2002
Real Freedom 2008



The Music
Recieved a Standing Ovation at the Historic Ryman Auditorium With when she opened for Tanya Tucker.
· Her songwriting draws comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Kim Richey and Melissa Etheridge.
· Ready for Sunshine (DynoTwang 1998) was recorded in Nashville and made a stellar appearance at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in 2000 by winning Album of the Year, Country Album of the Year and Song of the Year for The Man I Really Need. Melody walked away with Country Album and Songwriter of the Year for 2002 out of 102,000 entrees.
· Wrote theme song for Vanilla Coke used for Northwest promotions.
· New album, scheduled for release Late Spring 2004.

The Show

· Melody is no stranger to the spotlight and has shared the stage with Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Chris LeDoux, Joe Diffie, The Warren Brothers, Nanci Griffith, Jim Messina, Dan Seals, Lee Ann Womack, Chad Brock, Leon Russell, Aaron Tippin, Steve Azar, Sheree Austin,Rosie Flores and many more.
· Her live performances are an impassioned mix of honesty and pure fun that make you feel like she’s playing in the living room and singing just for you.
· Summer promotional tours sponsored by Coca-Cola, 2002-2003.
· Prestigious invitation to perform and lead holiday sing-along for the Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Portland Oregon.