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Welcome to my music website!  Mel Green is a Boston Singer/Songwriter in the folk/rock tradition, having grown up when the Beatles and the 60s Folk Revival was happening. He first got up on stage at the Johannesburg Troubadour in Johannesburg, in 1964, and has played there and at the Nite Beat in Hillbrow, and the Gorrelpot and the Minstrel in Pretoria, and all over South Africa in the mid-60s. 

He sang at the Cecil Sharpe House in London in 1970. Arriving in the USA, he first sang at Gerde's Folk City and The Gaslight in Greenwich Village and Club Passim in Cambridge, and The Sword in the Stone in Boston in the early 70s, and The Loaded Dog Folk Club in ’04 in Sydney, Australia … 4 continents!
He is available for gigs, and house concerts. Listen to the music here and please, buy a CD to get the full effect of his well-produced recordings, or buy and download mp3s from CDbaby and iTunes.

“This album is something of a gem, with songs that reverberate long after the CD has finished spinning." Maverick Digital Music Magazine, UK

“A lot of hard work and effort has gone into this! A unique neoclassical/folk/baroque style... Much variety in the instrumentation. The people chosen to play really add to the overall sound. Mel's voice is clear and true... a beautiful end product! Nice work.” Mac McLanahan, Artistic Director, Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield, MA

Buy "I'm Taking My Time" for only $10 plus S+H 
All Overseas orders are delivered via First Class Air Mail, please email for details.

“Mel Green has released his own CD “I’m taking my time”. Well, the wait was worth it ! Mel’s voice leads the way through original, melodic, meaningful and expertly crafted songs. The expert guitar playing provides the perfect platform for his haunting harmonies and vocal virtuosity. Talk about breaking the mould? They sure don’t make them like this anymore!”
 Ron Newman, Johannesburg, South Africa

“A terrific musical sense, an evocative sound, and a classic folk voice!” 
Nick Noble, WICN-FM, Worcester, MA


 "Great listening to you again. The voice hasn't changed in forty years. Just as great as I remembered it. Lovely melodies... Don't ever stop writing." Mel Miller, South Africa's Grandpa of Comedy and co-founder of Mel, Mel & Julian

Quotes from Far & Wide
"Mel’s voice is like fine, painted, beautiful china. Far-reaching life experiences in different parts of the world have illuminated his lyricism, as he sprinkles his words and narrative with humor and humility." Angela Masciale, King Hooper Cafe, Marblehead, Massachusetts

"We were lucky to hear Mel Green, visiting from Boston, USA. Singing traditional and contemporary songs with clever, melodic arrangements and delicate guitar accompaniments ... we would love to hear him back again.
The Cornstalk Review : Mel's Loaded Dog Folk Club appearance, Sydney, Australia, 28 February, 2004

"The guy on the end who looks like a cross between Ben Franklin and Bill Clinton"
Christine Lavin at Summerfest '05 before urging us "Sensitive New Age Guys" on stage

"Thanks for singing for us and making us welcome. You have a great voice."
Don Everly, of the Everly Brothers in 1969 after seeing Mel & Mel at The Johannesburg Troubadour Coffeehouse, taking a break with his band on the Everly Brothers South African Tour

”There were singers and guitarists that would take my breath away. Mel Green sang like a bird and played some of the cleanest guitar..."
Colin Shamley, South African Folksinger / Top 40 Songwriter