MELISSA FERRICK and very special guest SARAH WALK
Thursday 6/6 - In celebration of PRIDE WEEK
MELISSA FERRICK and her BAND
with special guest SARAH WALK
$15 advance / $18 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show
In celebration of Pride Week - The Lizard Lounge is very proud to present the one and only Melissa Ferrick and her band. Joining her for this rare club appearance is the young and talented Sarah Walk.
On her first self-produced album since 2004, Melissa Ferrick takes us through the ending of one relationship and into the early stages of another. It's a candid record that she sets to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack, layering pedal steel guitars and background harmonies into some of the lushest, brightest songs of her 20-year career.
Ferrick's life has always been an open book. Signed to Atlantic Records in the mid-'90s, she helped represent a new wave of alt-rock femalesincluding artists like Liz Phair, PJ Harvey and college-mate Paula Colewho sang about womanhood with sharp, unchecked honesty. Morrissey proved an early champion when he personally invited her to tour as his opening act, and Ferrick eventually went on to found her own label and release a number of albums in which she played every instrument herself. Her life took dips and turns along the way, and she chronicled every detail in her songwriting.
On her newest album on MPress Records, the truth is, Ferrick opens up the studio doors to several outsiders, including Grammy Award-winning mixerand former Daniel Lanois apprenticeTrina Shoemaker (Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow), engineer Rafi Sofer (James Taylor, Juliana Hatfield) and a full band. The result is a raw, rootsy record about the ups and downsbut mostly the upsof life and love.
A Minneapolis Native, Sarah Walk now lives in Boston and attends the Berklee College of Music where she is a Songwriting Major and touring artist. With a distinct voice and a unique rhythmic and chordal piano playing style, her music is aggressive and complex both rhythmically and lyrically. Backed by bassist Lenny Brown and drummer Ale Giuliani, they have a high energy piano rock sound with tight rhythmic changes and a wide range of musical styles. Sarah's music has been said to be "cynically optimistic and in your face lyrics with rock music, every bit as raw and passionate as one could hope." She leaves listeners believing they have "just seen one of those rare moments of witnessing a breathtaking new talent about to blossom". She has been performing professionally for over six years in many different cities including Boston MA, New York City, NY, London, Minneapolis MN, and Eugene OR,.
Her debut EP 'White Noise' is available for a free download at http://www.sarahwalk.com and she is currently working on a second album.
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1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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