Hometown: Asheville, NC
Melissa Hyman is a cellist and singer based in Asheville, NC whose songs and stage presence radiate warmth and humor. With a deep, jazz-inflected voice and soft-worn sound, she is often compared to Norah Jones. Her lyrics are both surprising and relatable, with broad appeal: Hyman's 2009 recording debut Mama Loves You includes songs about lost love, traveling blues and cowardly dragons.
Through the positivity and thoughtful honesty of her music, Melissa Hyman has found a growing and devoted fan base. She has honed her stagecraft with nearly two years of nonstop touring, playing at venues large and small throughout the eastern US, and she continues to tour the Southeast regularly. A versatile songwriter and performer, she shares her infectious joy in music with audiences of all ages.