“Melody Guy is the real deal. She is honest, sincere, amazingly gifted, wonderfully goofy, and she has the deepest and most giving heart one could ever ask for in a person. She doesn't write and perform music, she invites and shares her life with all who care and dare to listen. The complexity of her writing, her singing, her playing, her stage presence isn't a persona or an act, those things are extensions of who and what she is as a human being. Dale Drinkard, Jr. Singer Songwriter-Guitarist-multi instrumentalist.”
““Melody, I'm glad to hear this song once again. Webster defines"special" as “distinguished by some unusual quality; especially being in some way superior." Unusual quality needs? Superior needs? Sounds like it could be a blessing rather than a curse. “But unfortunately blessings often carry a big pricetag. I have spent my life with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome, so I should know all about that "special" world. Bless your wonderful son as well as your wonderful song.” -- Bobby Braddock, Country Music Hall Of Fame songwriter-producer”
“Melody Guy never ceases to amaze me. She blows my mind every time I see her play, especially her song "Mistakes Like Me", which chronicles the trials and tribulations of a special needs child. Its not just the song though, Melody performs it with such passion that you can feel her life experience in every word. The song is truly amazing, but so is Melody Guy.....rock on girl!!!!!!!!!!! Zack Lyle (Songwriter "Good Morning Beautiful")”
“You've heard the saying, God doesn't make any junk. well you can only learn to understand that when you live with a special needs child, when you have a special needs child that you've been blessed with and you know Mistakes Like Me is truly not the way it is but it is the way that our special needs children and adults can be looked at. lets just do better then that for them and with them. Clint Hurdle Manager Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball”
“Melody Guy is a singer-songwriter who has been touring the country as a national act that has been based out of Nashville. Several years ago she met Jake Blair, one of the area’s top young blues-rock guitar slingers, and the two of them hit it off quite well on stage. On a tour Guy was making this past year,”
“Duane Hitchings (about 1 month ago) Now and then a song sung and written by an incredible artist comes along that comes from deep in the heart and touches all hearts. Melody is that artist and wrote just such a song called " A Mistake Like Me". I had the honor of playing keyboards for her at my only time on the orginal Opry stage. Bless you young lady, Hitch”
“Jason Snyder I was at the show at the bluebonnet on 08/31/13 with the long wavy blond hair and just really wanted to let you know how your music was moving. I am a 22 year old alcoholic guitarist that got most of my habit from band practice. I am 29 days sober today and actually missed the 10 o'clock aa meeting to go see me friends band at a bar and did not have one drink. Where I am going with this is that I was full of temptation until you played the "When he wasn't drinking". Which really hit home for me and remembering why I am sober toady. Thank you so much for putting on a wonderful show and hope to see you again someday(even on TV would be nice). ”
"Melody Guy... profound yet ridiculous... hilariously sultry! The Bernadette Peters of Americana Music."
“Melody Guy performed at Marymount College for well over 100 students visiting campus from throughout the world. Her music permeated their souls and although most of them don't speak English fluently, they were clapping and swaying to each song. The students were from Russia, Brazil, Japan, England and France and they all were very excited to have an opportunity to hear Melody perform all of her songs. She took time to engage several of the students, interested in music, after the concert by bringing them on stage to teach them some chords. The students and faculty were all touched by Melody's music and we hope to have her back again soon. Dr. Brenda Solomon Vice President of Development Marymount College Rancho Palos Verdes, CA firstname.lastname@example.org”
“Eric Nadel discusses the music of singer-songwriter Melody Guy by Jeffrey Liles on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 5:30pm MELODY GUY at the Kessler, September 8 I first crossed paths with the music of Melody Guy late last season when Texas Rangers hitting coach Clint Hurdle (now the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager) gave me one of her CDs. I loaded it into my Ipod but didn’t get to hear it until the season was over. Walking my dog Nemo one day, I gave it a listen, and of the first songs I heard was “Mistakes Like Me,” a touching song about the poor treatment of a special needs child. I was moved close to tears. When I got home and played it for my wife Jeannie, a retired special education teacher, she said, “We have to find out who this song is about.” So I went to Facebook, found Melody and sent her a message. Within a half hour, we were on the phone together having a long conversation, where I learned that her son Robert, a special needs child, was the inspiration for the song. Mel”
“Melody Guy banks on her North Texas connections Nashville’s Melody Guy makes a return engagement to Poor David’s Pub on Friday, a mere month after she performed at the same venue. That’s a sign that Guy is picking up steam in Dallas. The folk singer-songwriter has four albums to her credit, including 2007’s Real Freedom. Her thoughtful, absorbing songs have been recorded by artists including Sherrie Austin and Amanda Williams. But Guy’s North Texas connections extend beyond Poor David’s Pub. Texas Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel and his musical partner Clint Hurdle, the former Rangers hitting coach who now manages the Pittsburgh Pirates, have such passion for Guy’s music that they’ve offered promotional support and local booking assistance. If you want to catch Guy in concert, she’ll take the stage about an hour after opening act Jeff Posey’s 8 p.m. performance. Admission is $12. Poor David’s Pub is at 1313 S. Lamar St., Dallas.”
“Melody Guy has generated what they call in show business a lot of "buzz." That simply means people are talking about her, which is exactly what singer/songwriters want. In a field crowded with too many genres, too many performers, and very little real talent, it is not easy to get people to notice, let alone talk about you. Guy brings her considerable singing and songwriting skills to the intimacy of Roxx's on Main tonight. The show begins at 7 p.m., and there is a suggested $5 donation. She has lately become the talk of the town, generating the kind of excitement among local musicians that points to the fact that she's indeed someone special. Danny White, owner of Good Stuff Guitar Shop and member of the Americana band The Hopeful Romantics, was downright effusive about her skills. "She is definitely worth seeing," he said. "Her voice is just amazing, and her songs knocked me out when she was at Armando's a couple of weeks ago." Speaking of Armando's, the proprietor of that estab”
"Melody is an amazing talent. She writes songs from the heart and is a true artist. Her voice is mesmerizing. I highly recommend her as a performer and recording artist." Gardner Cole Administrated Songwriter/Publisher at Warner Chappell Music
“July 20, 2012, Melody Guy performed an acoustic concert of her original songs in our showroom. We invited a selection of close friends and store customers.Melody… was a wonderful surprise. Awesome show! She knocked it out of the park. Wow! We were all touched by her grace, humor and honesty. The musical quality was better than any other artist we have hosted and her message of life’s ups and downs was powerful and well received by everyone present. The show was over 2 hours long and no one wanted to leave when she finished. Later we all went to another venue and she performed at an open mic where she captivated the crowd with some classics.The following evening she performed at a local club as the opening act for local band, The Rock Hounds. The crowd loved her. She cut loose with humor and antics that had us all laughing. The band accompanied her for a few songs and her natural leadership on stage was obvious. Did I mention the crowd loved her?.....”
“MELODY GUY-Real FreedomBy Rebecca Hosking Melody has a voice that rings like church bells calling to her congregation to stand up and praise. She can not be placed in any musical category, she has created her own blend and genre of crisp instrumentation and spot on lyrics that leaves nothing for your imagination. ..Melody Guy is on a fast track to success and her music shines like a light in a dark room. I highly recommend this CD if you are trying to free yourself of the everyday mundane norm being play on radio today. You can find freedom in Melody Guy's, REAL FREEDOM! Produced By Chris Arms”
“Stuff my editors whacked from the column - CBSSports.com May 3, 2011 ... Likes: Always enjoy talking music with Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, and his latest rave is Melody Guy, a folk singer from Oregon. ... scott-miller.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270335/2903423”
“For tradition, spin Patty Loveless. For soul, pull out your Al Green discs. For a bit more grit, put on Delbert McClinton. Or, save time and get it all with Melody Guy…”
"She had complete control of everyone in the house - so unbelievable. Melody's on stage performance should be seen by everyone that listens to music. People are still talking about Melody's awesome January 2005 performance at Billy Block's Western Beat! My new favorite performer!"
“Melody has a voice that rings like church bells calling to her congregation to stand up and praise. She can not be placed in any musical category, she has created her own blend and genre of crisp instrumentation and spot on lyrics that leaves nothing for your imagination.”
“Melody's ability to capture and audience is spellbinding. Powerful and well written intimate portraits in ever song. Melody is a true gem, and I look forward to her very bright future in Nashville.”
"Shoulda' Loved Me, is a powerful collection of country blues sung by Melody with an emotional flair that grabs your heart and makes you listen."