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Melanie Bomar


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Country rock, folk/rock

Status:

Most recent release, Neither Slave Nor Free (2008)

See also:

Melanie Bomar's site

Melanie Bomar's MySpace page

Melanie Bomar also is in the duo, Bomar, and was in The Buzzards

Comparisons:

Michelle Malone

Covers/own material:

Own and covers

General comments:

Strong-voiced folkrock singer bringing coutnry and folk rock with a message. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Neither Slave Nor Free is her solo debut

Recordings:

Neither Slave Nor Free (2008)

Neither Slave Nor Free

Release info:

2008—4th and State Music

Availability:

See Melanie Bomar's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for folkrock fans who enjoy didactic lyrics

Group members:

Melanie Bomar—vocals, drums, percussion

Guest artists:

Marty Rifkin—guitar, bass, pedal steel, mandolin, dobro, banjo
Rex Schnelle—guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, mandolin, dobro
Yohei Sjikano—guitar, bass, organ (7)
Matt Slocum—cello (4, 9)
Tommy Rogers—fiddle (8); violin (9)
Scott B. Bomar—backing vocals (1); guitar (7)
Paul Duncan—backing vocals (2, 3); electric piano (6)
Jim Beus—backing vocals (5)
Elia Saldana—backing vocals (7)
Bobbi Rhinestone—backing vcoals (8)
Joe Milton—guitar, keyboards, drums (3)
W.V. Maplede—paino, dtrings, bass (10)
Robin Goodchild—guitars (10)
Lisa Dondlinger—violin, viola (10)
Brant Cole—drums, percussion (10)

Produced by:

Melanie Bomar with Marty Rifkin & Rex Schnelle

Comments:

A lively album with nice instrumentation and musicainship and strong vocals sung with conviction. Warning for those of delicate sensibilities, while not overtly Christian, the lyrics are mostly quite obvious and tend toward the didactic and anthemic. These are not always bad things, so if you like country rock and folkrock and are not bothered by such things, you will find much to enjoy here. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to sophiagurley@hotmail.com for work on this entry.

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