Melanie

Melanie

Melanie literally lit up the skies at Woodstock as tens of thousands lit candles as she did her set, of up to that point unknown original songs, including Beautiful People on that momentous night. Her performance was so memorable that she has been named the First Lady of Woodstock. That was forty four years ago and she continues to move her audiences with a voice that has become richer and stronger with time.

Melanie is now living in Nashville and is excited to be returning to her hometown. Melanie loves performing in New York where she draws from the excitement of the city. Of course she sang in the streets and clubs of Greenwich Village; later she brought pop music to Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House. She was the first to sing for the General Assembly of the United Nations promoting her message of peace and love and was awarded honorary Ambassador of Peace by the government of South Korea in 2008. She toured the world raising awareness and funds as spokesperson for UNICEF.

Before Letterman took over the Ed Sullivan Theater, Melanie performed on that stage for the theater’s namesake. Ed Sullivan exclaimed after her performance that he had not seen such a "dedicated and responsive audience since Elvis Presley." Additionally she performed on the Johnny Carson. Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin and Dick Cavett shows and with Johnny Cash on his own show. She and Cash sang a duet of Silver Threads and Golden Needles.

In 1972, when Melanie was awarded Billboard’s Number 1 Top Female Vocalist of the year, she became the first female vocalist to have three Top 40 singles concurrently on the charts. Brand New Key sold over three million records that year and has been covered by dozens of artists including Dolly Parton and Macy Gray. She is one of the rare breed of singer/songwriter. One of those songs, Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma has been performed by Ray Charles, Nina Simone, international megastar Nana Mouskouri, and more recently, Miley Cyrus. Ray Charles performed this song on television with both Barbara Streisand and Cher.

In 1989, at the time of the annual Emmy Awards presentation, Melanie was touring so most people have no idea that in that year, she quietly won the Emmy Award for writing the lyrics to The First Time I Loved Forever, the theme song for the TV series Beauty and the Beast.

Last year, an autobiographical musical called Melanie and The Record Man was performed to sold out audiences in Rochester, New York. It told of her life performing throughout the world and her love and marriage to her producer and manager, Peter, “The Record Man.”

With a worldwide fan base including Southeast Asia, Europe and Australia, Melanie continues to tour worldwide. Following this one night only Cutting Room event she travels to the Netherlands where she will play to sold out houses.

She now performs with her son Beau Jarred, a versatile concert guitarist, composer and producer.

Always humble and amusingly self-effacing her most recent CD is entitled Ever Since You Never Heard of Me, which continues her tradition of beautiful and inspiring music. Beau Jarred is currently producing a 5 song EP of new Melanie tunes which will prove that Melanie, like the memory of Woodstock, is timeless.

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Saturday, October 12 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Cutting Room

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