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Melissa Rapp


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Contemporary folk

Status:

Most recent release, To Memi Lou (2013)

See also:

Melissa Rapp's site

Wikipedia's entry on Melissa Rapp

Comparisons:

Ani DiFranco, Jewel

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional co-writing

General comments:

She's a strong singer and a good songwriter. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Sweet Revenge is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Sweet Revenge (2003)
  • The Other Side (2009)
  • Just Like That (EP, 2010)
  • To Memi Lou (2013)

Sweet Revenge

Release info:

2003—self-released—MR-0324

Availability:

See website for availability

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Melissa Rapp

Guest artists:

Hunt Allcott, Jim Batcho, Emilio Lacayo—drums
Ted O'Connell—bass
Ray Bergstrom—bass, guitars
Eric Miller—synthesizers
Eric Chengy—cello

Produced by:

Eric Miller and Melissa Rapp

Comments:

Melissa Rapp writes strong, lively songs and sings them in a loose, relaxed way. Her debut is a solid, likeable record. "Waimaolo Night" is a sweet, reflective song. "Fighter" is funky and tough. Rapp seems to be at home with that style too. "The One You Remembered" has a great groove. The humorous lyric prevents "Don't Ask me to be yours" from becoming bitter. The piano ballad "Fragile" is another standout track.
     Melissa Rapp has made a great start as an artist.(stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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