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Eeeeek !  It’s two days away !  Anyone who knows me at all knows that I am a Ferrickhead.  I am a huge Melissa Ferrick fan, yes.   Music has always played an important part in my life.  From vague memories of being placed on stage by my parents, with Bobby Goldsboro at the Indiana State Fair when I was 3, to the tween years of Donny Osmond posters plastered all over the bedroom walls, to life changing realizations to the tunes of The Indigo Girls and k.d. Lang.  Life is a journey and so is music.

On September 26th, 2001 I was diagnosed  with breast cancer.  That was two weeks after 9/11.  I knew the world was coming to an end.  In October of that year, I went down to Bloomington to the Bluebird,  to see Jennie Devoe open for this singer I knew nothing about.  That singer was Melissa Ferrick.  I thought it would be the last time I’d be seeing Jennie, so that’s why I went.  Little did I know my life would be changed forever….again.


Ferrick’s head was shaved and she had a cigarette pack rolled up in her t-shirt sleeve.  I’m not going to like this, I thought.  I’m too old.  And when she started to play, I felt the same…for like a nano-second.  But within that same nano-second, it happened.  I was hooked.  I felt some hope and life whooshing off of that stage and right through me.  Somehow I knew everything was going to be ok.  That my friends, is a why of a thousand whys, her music is my soul and has saved me over and over again.   Won’t you please join me on Wednesday in welcoming Melissa back to Indy ! 


Wednesday December 5th 8pm (7pm doors) Melissa Ferrick (Boston) with Anne Heaton (Chicago) The Irving Theater 5505 E. Washington St. Indpls. IN.  $17 advance-BUY online HERE.  $20 door/dos.  FULL BAND SHOW !  




 Melissa's first Indy appearance in four years !
Emotionally charged lyrics, powerfully driven guitar, rock folk perfection. independent artist who's making meaningful music that carries with it the kind of gravitas and joy as it did when Ferrick stepped up to the mic for the first time all those years ago.

- PopMatters

Melissa Ferrick is a music icon with a voice that’s instantly familiar & comfortable. Her impressive career longevity as a predominantly independent artist is virtually unheard of and speaks to her talent and the world she has built for herself. There is her expansive body of work, mapped out over the sixteen albums that comprise her career to date. There is the inspiration she’s taken from the incredible artists she’s shared the stage with, including Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Weezer, amongst others. There are the stories of the crisscrossed world and the things she has both gained and lost in her wake. There is the fervent fan-base that has grown with Ferrick but above all there is the sound, a voice burnished by breakdowns and breakthroughs, refined over the 
twenty years she has been doing this. And now, there is Still Right Here, the sum of these hard-earned parts set to music, Ferrick’s gorgeous purpose unspooling over the ten incredible tracks that comprise the album. 

Melissa Ferrick’s first studio album in 5-years Still Right Here released Sept 13, 2011 (MPress Records) has debuted on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Charts and boasts guest spots from the likes of Ani DiFranco & Kaki King. The music video for the title track premiered on the launch of Huffington Post Gay’s site and won two RightOutTV music video awards. Melissa is featured in the Dec. 2011 issue of Out Magazine in their Out 100 as an out artist who has made an impact on the community. Her CD release tour garnered multiple sold-out shows and she recently wrapped a Northeast tour with folk icon Ani DiFranco, who also performs background vocals on her most recent release.

Anne Heaton

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Anne Heaton released her new album, Honeycomb, on October 16, 2012; a portion of proceeds from Honeycomb's sales and touring will benefit homeless children in Colombia through Fundación Niños de los Andes. The Boston Phoenix called the album "her most eccentric work yet." Heaton’s gracefully vulnerable piano-based music has amassed awards, praise from critics, fellow artists, and fans.   She has toured nationally, played the Sundance Film Festival, Cayamo Music Cruise, Lilith Fair, and has been a featured artist on the New York Times Music Podcast. 









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