Listen to "Still Right Here" The Title Track From Melissa Ferrick's
MPress Records Debut

Melissa Ferrick

PASTE Magazine To Feature Download of "Still Right Here"

With less than two months before the release of her MPress Records debut, Melissa Ferrick and PASTE Magazine join forces to give fans a taste of what's to come from her new album “Still Right Here”, set for release on September 13th.

"Still Right Here" is Ferrick’s first studio record in five years, and what a record it is. Boasting guest vocals from friend and frequent tour mate Ani DiFranco, as well as guitar work from the incredible Kaki King, the ten song set is worth every second of the wait. The album was recorded in Williamsburg with producer Alex Wong (Vienna Teng, Ari Hest), as well as in Ferrick's hometown of Newburyport, Massachussetts with co-producer Thomas Eaton (Mark Erelli, Ellis Paul).

Album namesake and opener, “Still Right Here” serves as the record's mission statement. Inspired by a friend who walked away from a terrible car accident, the track showcases the signature guitar sound for which Melissa is revered for, blending seamlessly with flawless gritty vocals in a thrilling kick off to the album.



Head over to PASTE and be the first to hear the title track "Still Right Here"? Can't wait for Sept. 13th...click here to get a signed pre-order of the album before street date.



Melissa Ferrick More about Melissa Ferrick:

Indie-maverick (and major label veteran) Melissa Ferrick is an accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has shared stages with artists as wide-ranging as Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Weezer and Ani DiFranco, and performs over 150 shows a year - often for audiences of 7500 or more. Her extraordinarily passionate, grassroots fan base began when she opened for Morrissey in 1991, and has grown into one of the most loyal followings in recent indie memory.

With songs that "cut to the bone thanks to their truthful, personal viewpoints" (CMJ), the native New Englander is a powerhouse vocalist/guitarist who has steadily released DIY projects since her prior stints on Atlantic and W.A.R.? Records. A six-time Boston Music Award and GLAMA Winner, Ferrick was recently signed to New York-based label MPress Records, after being featured as the headline artist on Volume 1 of the "New Arrivals" Charity Compilation Series, benefiting Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief.

A passionate Out artist with a devoted LGBT following, Ferrick goes to great lengths to be accessible to fans, and is beloved for her magnetic personality, fierce honesty and lightning-speed rhythm guitar style. A high energy solo performer, Ferrick taught herself guitar while pursuing studies in flugelhorn at the prestigious Berklee School of music, where she is currently an instructor for their Songwriting Workshop Summer Program.

MPress Records will nationally release Melissa Ferrick's forthcoming full-length album "Still Right Here" on Sept. 13, 2011.

Website: www.melissaferrick.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/melissaferrick
Twitter: www.twitter.com/melissaferrick


Catch Melissa On Tour This Summer & Fall

Melissa Ferrick - On Tour
* With Ani DiFranco
** Headlining Dates
7/30/11 White House Station, NJ Quick Check Festival of Ballooning @ Solberg Airport
8/6/11 Hart, MI Michigan Womyn's Festival
8/12/11 Denver, CO The Soiled Dove (w/ Rachael Sage)

STILL RIGHT HERE TOUR with Ria Mae

9/2/11 Provincetown, MA The Art House Theatre **
9/3/11 Provincetown, MA The Art House Theatre **
9/6/11 Cambridge, MA Club Passim **
9/7/11 Cambridge, MA Club Passim **
9/9/11 Milford, CT Daniel Street **
9/10/11 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House **
9/11/11 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live **
9/13/11 Buffalo, NY Nietzsche’s **
9/14/11 Toronto, ONT The Horseshoe **
9/16/11 Evanston, IL Space **
9/17/11 Newport, KY Southgate House **
9/18/11 Nashville, TN Third & Lindsley **
9/20/11 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic **
9/21/11 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle **
9/22/11 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse **
9/23/11 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle **
9/24/11 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere **

ON TOUR WITH ANI DIFRANCO

11/9/11 Pittsfield, MA Colonial Theatre *
11/10/11 Boston, MA Wilbur Theater *
11/12/11 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre *
11/13/11 Concord, NH Capitol Center *
11/15/11 Bethlehem, PA Zoeller Art Center – Lehigh University *
11/16/11 Westhampton, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center *

For more information on Melissa Ferrick point your browser to:
http://www.melissaferrick.com
http://www.mpressrecords.com

Cara Wodnicki // cara@pressherepublicity.com // 212.246.2640


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