Singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick emerged in 1994 as part of a group of new female alternative singer/songwriters, much in the vein of Liz Phair. Raised in Ipswich, MA, she began singing in coffeehouses after dropping out of college and eventually wound up in Boston. Her major breakthrough arrived one night when she replaced Morrisey's opening act less than an hour before showtime. Ferrick's performance impressed Morrisey, who invited her to open for him during the rest of the tour.
When small coffee house performances come to memory, a picture develops within the mind’s a eye that often seems to call up images of a simple set with acoustic guitar, wooden bar stools, a soft pool of light, and the gentle murmuring of an audience.
Greensky Bluegrass, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Rubblebucket, and The Brew are the next round of artists added to the 14th annual All Good Festival held July 8 – 11 at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. These groups will perform the Grassroots Stage, which hosts music in the campgrounds before the main concert area opens on Friday and Saturday of the festival.