Sunday, November 28, 2010

Achieve success, listen to the BEST!

Melissa Ferrick, a Berklee alum, is both a powerhouse vocalist and masterful guitarist with a constantly deepening catalog of songs. Ferrick emerged on the music scene in 1994 and began singing in coffeehouses. Her big break came one night when she replaced Morrissey's opening act less than an hour before show time. Morrissey invited her to open for him for the remainder of the tour where she earned not only a cult following but also a contract with Atlantic Records. Melissa plays piano, trumpet, bass and guitar, an instrument she taught herself while at Berklee. Ferrick has released a total of fifteen albums. Her first two were on Atlantic Records. She then moved on to an indie label, W.A.R. In 2000, Ferrick founded her own record label, Right On Records. The first studio album released on her own label was Valentine Heartache. Since her departure from Atlantic, the rise in her popularity has been driven by her fan-base, by reviews in the independent and alternative press, and by word-of-mouth. Ferrick’s rigorous touring schedule generally includes more than 150 shows per year. In 2007, she performed at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, and opened for Indigo Girls and Ani Difranco.

She will be hosting three clinics on songwriting and the business of songwriting Thursday December 2nd.

They are:

The Business of Songwriting @ 9:00 AM in Room 2E 1140 Boylston Street Bldg.

Clinic/ Performance on Songwriting @ 3:00 PM in The Loft 921 Boylston Street Bldg.

Songwriting Master Class @ 7:00 PM in Room B16 150 Massachusetts Ave. Bldg.

Don't miss these opportunities!

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