Melissa Ferrick Announces First Studio Album In Five Years, "Still Right Here", Set To Hit Sept 13!

Melissa Ferrick

“I’m glad I’ve gotten as far as I have. I’m glad I’ve survived the industry and its changes, that I can still make a living playing shows and making records. And whenever I start to think maybe I shouldn’t do this, I try to remember that it’s no accident that I’ve written 150 songs, and people are still coming to shows. I’ll just keep doing this until I’m not doing it anymore.” - Melissa Ferrick


Melissa Ferrick is a musical icon with a voice that’s instantly familiar, comfortable and mind-blowing. Since her last critically acclaimed release, Goodbye Youth, her passionate fan base has waited patiently for Still Right Here to be finished- and finally, the news we’ve been waiting for has come, the record is set to hit Sept 13 via New York City’s MPress Records! Still Right Here is Ferrick’s first studio record in five years, and what a record it is. Boasting guest vocals from friend and often tour mate, Ani DiFranco and guitar work from the incredible Kaki King, the ten song set, recorded in Williamsburg with producer Alex Wong (Vienna Teng, Ari Hest), as well as in Ferrick's hometown of Newbury, Massachussetts with co-producer Thomas Eaton (Mark Erelli, Ellis Paul), is worth every second of the wait.

Melissa Ferrick’s impressive career longevity as a predominantly independent artist is virtually unheard of in today’s industry and speaks to her talent and the world she has built for herself. There is her expansive body of work, mapped out over the sixteen albums that comprise her career to date, nearly all of which she distributed herself. There is the inspiration she’s taken from the incredible artists she’s shared the stage with, including Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Weezer, amongst others. There are the stories of the crisscrossed world and the things she has both gained and lost in her wake. There is the fervent fan-base that has grown with Ferrick but above all there is the sound, a voice burnished by breakdowns and breakthroughs, refined over the twenty years she has been doing this. And now, there is Still Right Here, the sum of these hard-earned parts set to music, Ferrick’s gorgeous purpose unspooling over the ten incredible tracks that comprise the album.

Album namesake and opener, “Still Right Here” serves as the record's mission statement. The track was inspired by a friend who walked away from a terrible car accident. Musically, the track showcases the signature guitar sound that Melissa is revered for, blending seamlessly with flawless gritty vocals in a thrilling kick off to the album. “Seconds Like These” lurches into action; Ferrick’s vocals are incandescent with gratitude, gliding over a chugging acoustic. Another of her strengths lies in her ability to mine the contents of her life and set them to music, “You Let Me Be” is lo-fi balladry at its best, going deep into the romantic territory of Ferrick’s life with guest vocals from Ani DiFranco. “Headphones On” features help from guitar virtuoso Kaki King.


Melissa Ferrick

Track Listing for Still Right Here:

1. Still Right Here
2. Headphones On (feat. Kaki King)
3. You Let Me Be (feat. Ani DiFranco)
4. Seconds Like These
5. One Of A Kind
6. Checking In
7. Singing With The Wind
8. I Will Back You Up
9. Weightless And Slow
10. This Time Of Year


Catch Melissa On Tour This Summer & Fall

Melissa Ferrick - On Tour
* With Ani DiFranco
** Headlining Dates
8/12/11 Denver, CO The Soiled Dove (w/ Rachael Sage)

STILL RIGHT HERE TOUR with Ria Mae

9/2/11 Provincetown, MA The Art House Theatre **
9/3/11 Provincetown, MA The Art House Theatre **
9/6/11 Cambridge, MA Club Passim **
9/7/11 Cambridge, MA Club Passim **
9/9/11 Milford, CT Daniel Street **
9/10/11 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House **
9/11/11 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live **
9/13/11 Buffalo, NY Nietzsche’s **
9/14/11 Toronto, ONT The Horseshoe **
9/16/11 Evanston, IL Space **
9/17/11 Newport, KY Southgate House **
9/18/11 Nashville, TN Third & Lindsley **
9/20/11 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic **
9/21/11 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle **
9/22/11 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse **
9/23/11 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle **
9/24/11 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere **

STILL RIGHT HERE TOUR (West Coast Dates)

10/12/11 Vancouver, BC The Media Club**
10/13/11 Seattle, WA The Tractor**
10/14/11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge**
10/17/11 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse**
10/20/11 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick**
10/21/11 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s Guitar Shop** w/Catie Curtis
10/22/11 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom**
10/23/11 Flagstaff, AZ Coconino Center for the Arts**

ON TOUR WITH ANI DIFRANCO

11/9/11 Pittsfield, MA Colonial Theatre *
11/10/11 Boston, MA Wilbur Theater *
11/12/11 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre *
11/13/11 Concord, NH Capitol Center *
11/15/11 Bethlehem, PA Zoeller Art Center – Lehigh University *
11/16/11 Westhampton, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center *

For more information on Melissa Ferrick point your browser to:
http://www.melissaferrick.com
http://www.mpressrecords.com

For your copy of Still Right Here, chat time with Melissa or art give us a shout!

Cara Wodnicki // cara@pressherepublicity.com // 212.246.2640


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