Melissa Adams is a Houston-based singer/songwriter whose songwriting style ranges from the sweet and melodic to the downright irreverent. She gained a reputation for hosting some of the best "in the round" type songwriter gigs in Houston. Recently transplanted to Chicago, she continues to spread her brand of Texas music across the land. Her debut CD, "FIREFLY" was released on June 9, 2000 and is experiencing very positive momentum, with regular airplay and encouraging online sales. Since the release, she has opened for the likes of Kim Richey and mytexasmusic.com member artists, Lucky Boyd and Shake Russell. Rich in storytelling and meaningful lyrics, Melissa's soothing voice is demanding of attention. You'll connect with her songs as she takes you on a journey through a softer side of everyday life, and takes an occasional jab at the establishment. Her live shows are exciting, as she captivates listeners with her humor and charm, and even invites the audience to participate on fun songs like "CEO." Women especially will like this CD, as Adams takes a mother's perspective and gives you songs you can really relate to. Adams' new CD, released on June 29, 2002, is "IN MY EYES" (Independent) and it shows a new side to her talent. As a guitarist, Melissa Adams has matured nicely. As a songwriter, Adams has come into her own, adding broader substance and wider appeal to her songs. While her first CD was a treasure, Adams' latest offering is even better. A personal favorite, "Texas In My Eyes," chronicles Melissa's on-again-off-again love affair with Texas residency. Perhaps we can convince her to stay in Texas someday. The jazzy "Babylon" is a perfect example of Adams' maturity in song, lyrically rivaling Janis Ian or Carly Simon in her ability to keep you listening more than once to find the subtle meanings to her artistic phrases. While each line may stand on its own, Melissa Adams was thinking two or more thoughts when she wrote each line; that kind of writing is what makes those of us who are lyric-minded sit down and listen again, increasing our insight into the true Melissa Adams. Her songs encompass life, tilt it on one edge, and show it to you in a mirror. It's this reflection that makes you a true fan. Get your discs today!
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"Footsteps" from In My Eyes
"Texas In My Eyes" from In My Eyes
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