MEmphis Rock and Soul – Melissa Etheridge


New Album: “MEmphis Rock and Soul”

Melissa Etheridge has recorded her favorite STAX songs! Pre-order now to gain exclusive access to music, videos, & more. She is sharing some special gifts with her fans on Pledge Music.

Melissa Etheridge has done some pretty gutsy things in her stellar career. She’s shown no fear in forthrightly standing up for her truths, both in her songs and her life. But as an artist she’s never quite laid it on the line like she does on MEmphis Rock and Soul, scheduled for release on October 7, 2016 via Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group. On MEmphis Rock and Soul, Etheridge brings her powerful voice and passionate vision to some of the era-defining treasures of modern music — the Staple Singers’ “Respect Yourself,” Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” and “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember,” Sam & Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Coming,” Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign,” Johnnie Taylor’s “Who’s Making Love” — as well as some real discoveries she found in her explorations deep into the Stax catalog. Etheridge could not be happier with the results: an album that completely captures the spirit she felt as a kid hearing these songs. And now she’s thrilled to share her MEmphis Rock and Soul.

MEmphis Rock and Soul Track List:
1. Memphis Train
2. Respect Yourself (People Stand Up)
3. Who’s Making Love
4. Hold On, I’m Coming
5. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
6. Any Other Way
7. I’m A Lover
8. Rock Me Baby
9. I Forgot To Be Your Lover
10. Wait A Minute
11. Born Under A Bad Sign
12. Dreams To Remember

Rusted Root IndieGoGo

I don’t know about you but I love to crowdfund. It affords the loyal fan who is a passionate patrons of the arts the opportunity to invest in the artist projects we believe in! Crowdfunding liberates the music for those who cherish it the most artist and fan.

Rusted Root is a very cool band. They have a great energy that surrounds them. I first saw Rusted Root twelve years ago as the opening act for Santana at the Meadows in Hartford, Ct. It was a lovely summer evening and they created a fine groove that evening for the crowd. They invited fans to stop by their merch table after their set to talk, to sign and sell their music. I regret that I didn’t venture out to meet them.

But life offers us second chances. As luck would have it I am arranging a telephone interview with Rusted Root next week. The impetus for our discussion is to learn more about the band, their music and help to promote their IndieGoGo crowdfund project.

Navigate over to the Rusted Root IndieGoGo Page and see if there is something you’d like for your collection or to help them out with so they can make that next great recording.

I am also planning to attend their set at Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport on Thursday July 31, 2014.



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