About Melissa Greener
“A glorious, utterly distinctive voice, an accomplished guitarist and an arresting songwriter. Melissa Greener is a pro.” - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Nashville based Americana artist Melissa Greener_ is a singer, songwriter and guitarist of the highest order. Her songs summon their truth from mountain ranges, holy places, deserts, oceans and forests, or the lonely stretch of blacktop from Detroit to Austin. Impressive vocal chops wrap quirkily crafted narrative that “paints superb portraits of the human condition" (Maverick Music Magazine -UK). “Words for Greener are pigments”, finely placed and skipped like stones across the surface of the deep-pocket groove of her raucous electric tremolo guitar.
Greener grew up in Detroit with an alluring cacophony of Mo-town, standard torch ballads, and 1960’s Laurel Canyon records. The unique brew emerged as the fermentation of a classically trained soprano mother, who sang in the lounge of the Playboy Club, and a politically bent hippie father. She savored the lyrical stylings of modernist poets whose books she discovered in her junior high school days. Greener muses, “I had an English teacher in the seventh grade who introduced us to poetry. I think it back-fired on him, because I would skip class to hide out in the library reading Dylan Thomas, Robert Service, Dickenson and Yeats.”
During her years of living in Austin, Greener discovered a solace; in the Medina River, in the rolling Texas Hill Country, and in the outlaw songwriters of the region. Texas left a permanent mark on her - in psyche and song - so much so that Guy Clark could relate and he has become a regular songwriting partner with Greener.
About the House Concert
Seating is limited to 16 - please use the form below to RSVP and be sure to let us know how many are in your party. We consider your confirmed RSVP to be a commitment to attend and support our guest performer who is on tour from Nashville. We'll confirm your reservation within 24 hours, providing the exact address.
Tuesday October 13
Soup and Salad Dinner at 6:00 pm
Concert starts at 7:00 pm
Suggested donation $20-$25 per person
Hosted by Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon