Melanie The Family Show

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Musical Instrument Museum - MIM says
Melanie first attracted national attention when she stepped onto the stage at Woodstock in the summer of 1969. As dawn broke and rain began to fall, she performed on a stage that transformed a generation and changed music forever. She was a New York kid barely known outside of the coffeehouse circuit in Greenwich Village when she sang her song “Beautiful People” and inspired the first panorama of candles and cigarette lighters ever raised at a concert event. That, in turn, moved the young singer to write “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain),” which sold more than one million copies in 1970 and prompted Billboard, Cash Box, Melody Maker, and Record World to anoint her as female vocalist of the year. Her single “Brand New Key,” an infectious romp about freedom and roller skates, topped the charts in 1971.

In this intimate evening of song, the folk icon will be accompanied by her daughter, Arizona performing artist Jeordie Schekeryk, as well as her son, Beau-Jarred Schekeryk, on guitar.

“It [is] hard to disagree that Melanie has earned her place alongside Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and Marianne Faithfull in the pantheon of iconic female singers.”
—The Independent
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By: Musical Instrument Museum - MIM

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