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Shelter in the Wreckage

Rank #29 US Birmingham, AL Singer Songwriter / Acoustic Rock...


Bio: Tom Paisley and Melanie Rodgers perform and record original songs in the Birmingham area. While Tom spends much of his time writing and co-arranging for Shelter in the Wreckage, Melanie splits her time between this and her role as a violin teacher, a founding member of "Blue Galaxy String Projec... See Full Bio

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“Shelter in the Wreckage links guitarist-singer Tom Paisley with Mel Richardson, one of the most eclectic violin/viola players to be found in these here parts. A poet's heart spawns Tom's lyrics and melodies, his near-contralto vocals bounded and buoyed by Melanie's dark, seductive stringwork, all neatly-driven and embellished with Tom's deft guitar struts.”
— Keith Harrelson, Moonlight on the Mountain
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  • 2012

    Aug 24

    Gatlinburg, TN, US | 3:00pm
    Sherlock Holmes Pub
    Gatlinburg, TN, US
    Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:00pm


    Sharing the stage with the Pea Pickin' Hearts from 3:00 to 5:00

  • 2012

    Jun 15

    Birmingham, AL, US | 7:30pm

    Birmingham, AL, US
    Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:30pm
  • 2012

    Jun 10

    Birmingham, AL, US | 8:00pm
    Birmingham Mountain Radio
    Birmingham, AL, US
    Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:00pm


    Hey, kids... NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT (10th) check out Shelter in the Wreckage on Southbound Radio with the David and Michael Seale. Just point your little clicky mouse thang to www.bhammountainradio.com from 7-9pm to hear us (8-9 CDT) AND The Daughters (7-8 CDT) hanging out and playing a live tune or two!! You'll be sorry if'n you miss it.....

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Q: Where does your inspiration come from? Your music is so pure I really enjoy listening. -CWM-
A: Thanks for the compliment, Corey. These all come from either episodes in life, or a combination or experiences. Sometimes you have to draw on more than one event to paint a picture. Simplifying them is the trick.

Asked by Corey Wayne Medders. Answered on Thu Jan 31 2013


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