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About

Melanie

 

Hello, and thanks for visiting my website. I am an independent blues-rock electric guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from the Washington D.C. metro area. I also specialize in traditional Delta and Piedmont-style acoustic blues. 

 

I am honored to have opened for a number of music legends, including:

 

  • Buddy Guy
  • Don McLean
  • Little Feat’s Barrere & Tackett
  • Robert Cray
  • Robin Trower
  • Sonny Landreth
  • Taj Mahal

 

Some of my favorite events and venues where I have performed: 

 

  • Avalon Theatre
  • Birchmere
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts
  • Blues Alley
  • Carter Barron
  • Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
  • Institute of Musical Traditions
  • Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
  • National Capital BBQ
  • State Theatre
  • The Mansion at Strathmore

 

Accomplishments and awards...

 

  • 2001 Winner, Best Blues Recording (Bendin' the Blues CD) Washington Area Music Association
  • 2002 to 2004, #1 top-selling blues album on CD Baby
  • 2003 Winner, D.C. Blues Society's International Blues Challenge (Carter Barron)
  • 2003 Appearances in Emmy award-winning PBS ads promoting Martin Scorsese's "The Blues" film series (WETA-TV)
  • 2004 Winner, Best Blues Recording (Lonesome Is I CD) Washington Area Music Association
  • 2005 Winner, Best Blues Recording (Live at Blues Alley CD) Washington Area Music Association 
  • 2007 Winner, Best Blues Vocalist, Washington Area Music Association
  • 2007, Solo finalist (1 of 6 selected nationwide) in the 2007 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition (Colorado)
  • 2009 Nominee, Best Blues Group, Washington Area Music Association

 

To date, I have released three albums (see my website's "Listen" page). Currently, I am working on my fourth CD, which will be available at my shows and through CD Baby distribution channels. Please subscribe to my newsletter list below to keep updated on my progress!

 

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