Coming Nov. 21st - Melanie!
Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order.
Pieces of a career, scattered by the winds of experience and assembled again by the force of love into the most personal and brilliant moments of her musical journey. Melanie is poised to enlighten new generations about what it means to sing with both passion and eloquence, to write at once with intelligence and emotion, and to inspire through song. . . and nobody does this better than Melanie.
Others learned this that night at Woodstock where, as a New York kid barely known outside of the coffeehouse circuit in Greenwich Village, she sang her song"Beautiful People" and inspired the first panorama of candles and cigarette lighters ever raised as a concert event. That, in turn, moved the young singer to write "Lay Down" (Candles in the Rain), which sold more than one million copies in 1970 and prompted Billboard, Cashbox, Melody Maker, Record World and Bravo to anoint her "Female Vocalist of the Year". Her single "Brand New Key", an infectious romp about freedom and roller skates, topped the charts in 1971!
And so her story began.
With guitar in hand and a talent that combined amazing vocal equipment, disarming humor, and a vibrant engagement with life, she was booked as the first solo pop/rock artist ever to appear from the Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, and later opened the New Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Sydney Opera House, and the General Assembly of the United Nations where she was invited to perform on many occasions as delagates greeted her performances with standing ovations.
The top television hosts of all time - Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett - battled to book her. After her stunning performance on his show, Sullivan goggled that he had not seensuch a "dedicated and responsive audience since Elvis Presley."
ONLINE TICKETS FOR THE MELANIE CONCERT ARE
All shows start at 7:30PM. If you are coming to Winnsboro for this concert, click here for Winnsboro dining and lodging information,
The Bowery Stage is an intimate 100 seat listening room and musicians tell us that the acoustics provide some of the best sounds they've experienced. We usually have two 45 minute sets with an intermission that provides an opportunity to meet and visit with the performer(s). Doors open at 7:00 and music starts at 7:30. Our usual ticket prices are: General admission tickets at the door $15. Advance tickets - available here and at Winnsboro Emporium - $20 Reserved and $12 General Admission. Reserved seats have a small bistro table for two. You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and we'll supply the glasses and uncorking for a small donation. Small cheese/fruit plates and other refreshments are available.