Melissa Etheridge in Charleston

melissa-etheridgeSinger-songwriter Melissa Etheridge is coming to Charleston, WV for a special event performance on April 17, 2014.

The Grammy and Academy Award winning singer will be performing her biggest hits on stage as part of her “This is ME Solo” tour. Her music is pop-based folk-rock, coupled with honest lyrics, sung in her trademark raspy, smoky vocals. She also performs them while she strums on her acoustic or electric guitar, harmonica, or the piano.

Her career started while in Berklee, Boston, but was discovered when she moved to Los Angeles in the mid-80’s. Though her first couple of albums only had moderate success on the charts, they were nominated for the Grammys. Her first big break came in 1993 with her album Yes I Am, which spent 138 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts, and her single “I’m the ONly One” reached #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

Ticket to her concert is available online through the Clay Center website.

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