Regarded in the industry and by her peers as one of the most prolific and hardworking artists in the business, Ferrick brings a fresh Americana sound to the stage.
Melissa grew up in Ipswich, MA during the 70’s, playing the violin and going to jazz clubs on the North Shore with her father, who managed local bands. which led the way to songwriting in high school.
Ms. Ferrick has released 17 albums over the last 24 years. She still tours regularly, playing throughout North America. She has shared the stage with Morrissey, Marc Cohn, Paul Westerberg, John Hiatt, Joan Armatrading, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, G-Love & Special Sauce, Bob Dylan, Dan Bern, Ani DiFranco, k.d. Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, and many others.
Melissa is currently pursuing her Ed. M at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and the Artistic Director of the Performing Songwriter Division for the Berklee Five Week Program.