... have been a downer to almost every performer, songwriter and listener I know.
However, like most I know, the enforced time spent at home has not been wasted. I have been playing music every day, either rehearsing the sets I most often play, or re-learning my older material, in order to remember them, and to play the guitar parts as fluidly as possible. They say it is all good for one's brain.
Songwriting continues, if only because the muse is free to roam and pop in whenever it pleases, sometimes in…
Mel Green will be the co-feature at the "Wake Up and Smell the Poetry" Open Mic on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 in the Hopkinton HCAM studio at 10:30 am. The venue is genially hosted by Cheryl Perrault. The co-features are usually a poet and a musician, and the open mic, which follows is a very interesting combination of poetry, stories and songs.
Hear Local Singer Songwriters perform at
The Loop Singer-Songwriter Concerts at the Armory
Mel Green, Chip Canty & Dan Devlin
present an evening of their own literate songs...
on the 24th of May at 7pm.
The Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville.
A trip to South Africa in March and April has opened up a few gigs which I am really looking forward to.
So, it would be great to see you at:
The Barleycorn Club, in Claremont, Cape Town on Wednesday, 21st of March
[The concert goes from 2 - 9 pm] Mel's set is at 3pm.
TJs Folk Club in Emmerentia, Johannesburg on Thursday the 12th of April, 7 - 10pm
It will be an honor to Featurethis coming Sunday evening the 26th at the PCA in Westford. Hosted by the one and only John Ferullo!
I'm looking forward to serenading you with a bunch of NEW songs.
They start at 6:30 and I will play a 30 minute set around 8:00pm.
See you there? Please, come on out and support this great open mic... Bring your sweetie, your friends, your family, better yet... bring a song and sign up for the open mic. Or just be there to relax and listen at this terrific… Read more
Last March 27th I drove down to the Plymouth Moose Lodge, the venue for a recorded interview with Dave Palmater on Song Sessions, a program conceived by Bob Crownfield.
Many of you know Dave Palmater from his DJ stints on WUMB-FM, so for me it was an honor and a pleasure to have him listen me to sing my 6-song set, interspersing them with comments and questions about this and that.
To say that it was a bit nerve wracking would be an understatement, but all told it turned out OK. (One always feels one…Read more
Mel Green Valentines Day Gig...
It would be marvelous to sing for you this Sunday evening!
I've been invited to feature at the PCA in Westford next Sunday evening, hosted by the inimitable John Ferullo.
Bring your sweetie, bring a (love) song and sign up for the open mic. Or just be there to relax and listen.
It promises to be something different! I'm looking forward to serenading you.
The show starts at 6:30 and my 30 minute set begins around 8:00.
See you there?
Mel's solo CD is now 5 years old and still holding up well... if yo haven't heard it, by all means listen to the sample tracks on the player here,m but when played on a good stereo system all the nuances jump out at you. For a Do it yourself project it was produced very well.
Mel Green completed his first solo recordings in July 2010... and the result, "I'm Taking My Time", a purposely varied collection of songs. Varied genres... folk, ballads, folk-rock, blues, pop and even South African flavored beats…Read more
An invitation to make a video recording for Studio Sessions Live at the HCAM studios in Hopkinton, Massachusetts in March, 2014, had me reheasing for the show with my stalwart bandmate and friend, Eric Luskin.
We trekked out to this lovely little town (which is noted for being the start of the Boston Marathon, by the way...) and set up in the pleasant studio environment there, hosted by Bob Crownfield, the creative force behind this series. A number of songs were recorded for the 45 minute show, and here…
“I was there… and you brought class to the stage with your instinctive ensemble skill.
And then your solo set…. beautiful, thoughtful songs, sensitive guitar playing, clean, crisp vocal delivery… you have it in abundance (as you always did.) It was a MELODIOUS set!” – Des Lindberg in the audience at TJs Music Club, Johannesburg, South Africa
“A delightful feature set – wonderful songs and arrangements. Bravo!” Ellen Schmidt, Boston Open Mic Host
"I was there, it was a great set and the singing was…