A newcomer to the music scene, Los Angeles native Melanie Hersch has been making waves with her recently released CD, Waiting for the Moment. Produced by Tom Freund (the Silos), along with Melanie, this album is an inspiring collection of songs that range from alt. country to folk to rock to pop. With the support of players such as Greg Leitz (Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell), Michael Jerome (The Blind Boys of Alabama, Richard Thompson), Danny Frankel (Victoria Williams, Fionna Apple), this album shines as an impressive debut release. Intimate, honest, confessional and catchy, Waiting for the Moment gives a clear taste of the talent and range that Melanie has to offer.

Comparisons to Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Sheryl Crow are commonly made, however Melanie has a unique writing style and vocal delivery that is clearly her own. Part velvet, part grit, Melanie’s voice has a quality to it that is both achingly penetrating and highly addictive. Her music is refreshingly intimate, and Melanie’s lyrics paint pictures in your head that you just can’t help but relate to.

On tour for the past couple years singing with folk artist Brian Joseph, Melanie has been inspiring audiences all over the country. Now out on her own promoting her new album, she is touring more than ever. With her infectious bright smile and light-hearted ways, Melanie brings a warmth and presence to the stage that is truly inspiring and captivating, exuding an honesty that is all too rare!

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