Singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick emerged in 1994 as part of a group of new female alternative singer/songwriters, much in the vein of Liz Phair. Ferrick began singing in coffeehouses after dropping out of college, eventually winding up in Boston. Her major breakthrough arrived one night when she replaced Morrissey’s opening act less than an hour before showtime. Ferrick’s performance impressed Morrissey and he invited her to open for him during the rest of the tour. The tour earned her a small cult following as well as a contract with Atlantic Records. She released her debut album, Massive Blur, in 1994 to good reviews; the critical reception for her stripped-down second album, Willing to Wait, earned even stronger reviews.
Natalia Zukerman won Third Place in the Troubadour Contest at this year’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival. It wasn’t until Natalia began playing slide guitar, studying a bit of jazz and absorbing American roots and folk music that her own style began to emerge. It is a style that is hard to categorize, but that is precisely what makes it so intriguing. From jazz, to blues, to folk, to pop, there’s a little of something for everyone in Zukerman’s music.
Friday, November 11, 2005
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Floor, Loge, & Bar Tickets: $ 23.00 in advance / $ 25.00 day of show (Includes all processing fees)
Doors at 9:00 PM for the 9:30 PM Show!