Melissa Ferrick Plays New Hampshire's Spotlight Cafe Tonight
Melissa Ferrick comes to the Spotlight Café at the Capitol Center for the Arts tonight, October 6, in support of her first self-produced album since 2004, the truth is. Tickets for this intimate performance are $28 and are available now at the Capitol Center Box Office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH, online at ccanh.com, or via phone at 603-225-1111.
An evolution in the sound she has developed over the course of her expansive career and catalog, the truth is, is also a creative departure in its collaborative approach to the recording process for the multi-instrumentalist. The result is a raw, rootsy record set to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack that layers pedal steel guitars and background harmonies into some of the lushest, brightest songs of her 20-year career; special guests include fellow Berklee alum Paula Cole and Rose Polenzani.
Signed to Atlantic Records in the mid-'90s, Ferrick was part of a new wave of alt-rock females-including artists like Liz Phair and PJ Harvey-who sang about womanhood with sharp, unchecked honesty. Morrissey proved an early champion when he personally invited her to tour as his opening act. Ferrick eventually went on to found her own label and release a string of albums and EPs (more than 16 to date) in which she played almost every instrument herself.
Ferrick, an eight-time Boston Music Award winner, signed with NY-based MPress Records and released Still Right Here (2011). The album debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers Album Charts, won an 8th annual International Acoustic Music Award (IAMA) and garnered two Independent Music Award (IMA) nominations. The title track's music video premiered on the launch of Huffington Post's gay site and won two RightOutTV awards. In 2011, Ferrick was a featured music honoree in OUT Magazine's OUT100 - focusing on artists who make an impact on the community.
Regarded as one of the most prolific & hardworking artists in the industry, Ferrick tours regularly and plays to packed houses across the U.S., performing upwards of 100 shows a year. She has shared the stage with Morrissey, Marc Cohn, Paul Westerberg, Dwight Yoakam, John Hiatt, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, G-Love & Special Sauce, Dan Bern, Ani DiFranco, k.d. Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Mike Doughty, The Indigo Girls and many others.
Tickets are $28 and are available by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.