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Ms. Ferrick is currently a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. She’s released seventeen albums over the last twenty-five years and has won numerous awards for songwriting, production, and performance. From 2013 - 2019, Melissa was an Associate Professor of Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Ms. Ferrick holds an Ed.M from Harvard University.
Melissa is the named plaintiff of the class action lawsuit, Ferrick v. Spotify for willful infringement of copyright. Her publishing catalog is administered worldwide by the Raleigh Music Group.

Signed to Atlantic Records in 1992 at the age of 21, after opening up for Morrissey in the US and UK, she released her debut and sophomore albums on Atlantic before moving on to Independent label W.A.R. Records between 1996-1999. In 2000 Ms. Ferrick founded the nationally distributed independent record label Right On Records. Regarded in the industry and by her peers as one of the most prolific and hardworking artists in the business, Ferrick still tours regularly playing throughout North America. She has shared the stage with Morrissey, Joan Armatrading, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Mark Cohen, Paul Westerberg, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Ani DiFranco, k.d.Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, and many others.

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Naomi Westwater and Friends Will Reimagine Lilith Fair at Club Passim

Club Passim’s Folk Collective will present Reimaging Lilith Fair, a tribute to the feminist scene of the 1990s with an intersectional lens for today. Learn more about the upcoming event here!

Melissa Ferrick Signs to Kill Rock Stars & Releases Single 'Black Dress'

Melissa Ferrick has released a new single, her first new music in eight years. After eight years of working in academia, this revered live performer, songwriter, and producer is back! Ferrick’s new single “Black Dress,” out now everywhere, conjures the swagger of Brass in Pocket and the sexy groove of Bridgers' Motion Sickness.

Jessie Mueller to Launch 2023 P-Town Season Memorial Day Weekend

Jessie Mueller will open Provincetown Town Hall’s summer season on May 28.

Audra McDonald, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Jordan & More to Perform in P-Town This Summer

Mark Cortale, the Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown’s Art House Theatre, has announced a glittering season of music and comedy superstars for this summer of 2023. See the full lineup and how to purchase tickets!

Christine Ebersole, Hannah Corneau, Mauricio Martinez & More to Perform at Town Hall This Fall

Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale will continue to shine the spotlight through New Year's Eve on his sensational, biggest lineup of stars yet, for this his eleventh anniversary season at the acclaimed Provincetown Art House.

The Music Hall Lounge's Latest Announcement Includes Selection Of Local Artists

The Music Hall Lounge's latest show announcements for the newly renovated venue features comedy, literary conversations, and the return of several regional favorite musicians.

Audra McDonald & More to Launch PTown Memorial Day Weekend 2022

Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, star of Broadway’s The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Carousel, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and HBO’s The Gilded Age, opens the Town Hall series on May 29 with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.

Legendary Queer Music Icon Bitch Announces Spring Tour Dates

Legendary queer music icon Bitch is excited to announce April and May tour dates. The tour will begin on April 2 at Crystal Ballroom at the Somerville Theatre outside of Boston with support from Catie Curtis and Melissa Ferrick and will hit markets such as Philadelphia, New York City, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Minneapolis and more.

Audra McDonald, Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block & More Announced for P-Town Art House Summer 2022

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown’s Art House Theatre, has announced his largest and most ambitious lineup of music and comedy superstars for this summer’s 2022 season.

BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald, Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block and More Announced for Provincetown Art House/Town Hall for Summer 2022

Provincetown’s Art House Theatre has announced its largest and most ambitious lineup of music and comedy superstars for this summer’s 2022 season. He will also add to the mix a first-ever “Virtuoso” series spotlighting six of the solo classical reps brightest stars.

Jenn Colella, MAIDEN VOYAGE, Melissa Ferrick & More Join P-Town Art House Lineup For Women's Week

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House, and co-founder of developmental theatre lab New Works Provincetown has announced exciting new programming for the Women’s Week 2021 lineup in mid-October, hot on the heels of his tenth anniversary Art House summer season.

Judy Kuhn, Daniel Shevlin and Krysta Rodriguez Join P-Town Art House 2021 Summer Lineup

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House, has just announced three notable new additions to his P-Town summer lineup, which already boasts a “who’s who” of Broadway award-winners and music & comedy all-stars.

Judy Gold and Sierra Boggess to Kick-Off Provincetown Art House 10th Anniversary Season

The Art House 2021 season will kick-off in Provincetown. The Broadway @ The Art House series brings Sierra Boggess, Broadway’s original Ariel in The Little Mermaid and a frequent Christine Daaé in Phantom of the Opera and its sequel Love Never Dies, on July 2 & 3 with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host

Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Lillias White, Stephanie J. Block & More Announced for Provincetown Art House Summer 2021

On the heels of this week’s announcement by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker that all of the state’s businesses can reopen at 100% capacity as of May 29, Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown’s Art House theater, has announced a fittingly momentous lineup of music and comedy superstars for the summer 2021 season.

Heather Mae and Crys Matthews Release New Single '6 Feet Apart'

Check out the powerful new single from Heather Mae and Crys Matthews. Entitled '6 Feet Apart' the track showcases the phenomenal talent of the award-winning Mae, who has been described as Stevie Nicks meets Sara Bareilles and the unique fusion of Matthews Americana folk/jazz sound. 

VIDEO: Varla Jean Merman Talks Provincetown's Summer Season

Drag cabaret stalwart, Varla Jean Merman has a special message for fans waiting for news on the summer season in Provincetown.

Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Stephanie J. Block and More Announced for Provincetown Art House Summer Season 2020

Provincetown's Art House theater has announced its upcoming music and comedy lineup. Returning center stage is the Broadway @ series first launched in 2011 by Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale and Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky, and now in more than a dozen major venues worldwide.

Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Stephanie J. Block, and More Join the Summer 2020 Lineup at Provincetown Art House

Many of Broadway's top stars are set to take the stage as part of Provincetown Art House's summer 2020 lineup. The lineup will include Kelli O'Hara, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephanie J. Block, Beth Leavel, Liz Callaway, Jenn Colella, Beth Malone, and many more!

THE BIG BROADCAST Returns To Chapin Auditorium In South Hadley

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 15th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 7 at 2PM & 7:30PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Snow date is Sunday, March 8.. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as a?oeMatt Morgana??, The Big Broadcast! is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee a?oeFred Kelleya?? for his 13th consecutive season. Mount Holyoke alum, bassist and singer Caitlin Jaene Mercer, will join The Big Broadcast! as special guest.

Rachel Bay Jones, Christine Pedi and More Highlight Fall/Winter in Provincetown

Provincetown's Art House theater has announced a busy lineup of performances for P-Town's once quiet and now bustling a?oeoff-seasona?? fall and winter months. Slated to perform will be longtime venue favorites including Varla Jean Merman, Well-Strung, Melissa Ferrick, all-female rock band BETTY, Sirius XM star Christine Pedi, pop-classical vocalist & violinist Edmund Bagnell (of the group Well-Strung), and a Broadway @ The Art House debut performance by recent Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.

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