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Melissa Brethauer


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Folk, folk/rock

Status:

Most recent release, Easy Way Out (2015)

See also:

Melissa Brethauer's site

Melissa Brethauer's MySpace Page

Comparisons:

Joan Osborne, Paula Cole

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Melissa Brethauer makes compelling folk music. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Waiting is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Waiting (2009)
  • Easy Way Out (2015)

Waiting

Release info:

2009—self-released

Availability:

See Melissa Brethauer's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Melissa Brethauer—vocals, guitar, piano

Guest artists:

Siri Gundersen—violin (1, 10)
Dominick Pages—backing vocals (2)
Kevin Joiner—acostic guitar (11)

Produced by:

Dominick Pages

Comments:

Melissa Brethauer has a warm, inviting voice that's very strong and pens some impressive songs on this debut. Opener "Texas on my mind" has a nice, relaxed feel and she really sings well without overdoing it. "Waiting" is a sensitive song about a troubled soul that works well. Her vocals are strong thoughout. "What you do to me" is a sweet love song that shows off the singer's voice well. She's made a strong debut and is set for a bright future in music. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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