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Melissa Ferrick is a music icon with a voice that’s instantly familiar & comfortable. Her impressive career longevity as a predominantly independent artist is virtually unheard of and speaks to her talent and the world she has built for herself. There is her expansive body of work, mapped out over the sixteen albums that comprise her career to date. There is the inspiration she’s taken from the incredible artists she’s shared the stage with, including Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Weezer, amongst others. 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 but 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 incredible tracks that comprise the album.
Melissa Ferrick’s first studio album in 5-years Still Right Here released Sept 13, 2011 (MPress Records) has debuted on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Charts and boasts guest spots from the likes of Ani DiFranco & Kaki King. The music video for the title track premiered on the launch of Huffington Post Gay’s site and won two RightOutTV music video awards. Melissa is featured in the Dec. 2011 issue of Out Magazine in their Out 100 as an out artist who has made an impact on the community. Her CD release tour garnered multiple sold-out shows and she recently wrapped a Northeast tour with folk icon Ani DiFranco, who also performs background vocals on her most recent release.