Melissa Ferrick’s 12th original album is a coming home. She has arrived in a place musically that is both familiar and new. Melissa is a better writer, engineer, producer, and overall artist. The self-titled album has been released on her own relaunched label, Right On Records is a new beginning for Ferrick.
Ferrick was part of a new wave of alt-rock females—including 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 founded her own label and released a string of albums and EPs (more than 16 to date) in which she played almost every instrument herself. She tours regularly and plays to packed houses across the U.S.
Eight-time Boston Music Award winner, signed with MPress Records and released “Still Right Here”, which 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. Her release, “The Truth Is”, won the IMA for Alt. Country Album of The Year 2013.