MELD

Larimer Lounge Presents

MELD

Emma Mayes & The Hip, Jubilingo, Jessica Jones

Sunday, 6/17

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8 - $10

This event is 21 and over

All sales are final. Review your order carefully, there are no refunds for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable. No tickets are mailed to you, your name will be on the will call list night of show. Night of show (1) bring a valid government issued ID and (2) print your confirmation e-mail and bring with you night of show.

MELD
MELD
MELD's music can be described as cinematic R&B, with undertones of Jam and Electronica. Her "vocal runs and sultry sound" have been compared by Nashville songwriter Bruce Miller (Dixie Chicks, Reba McEntire, and Rascall Flatts,) to that of Rihanna. MELD draws inspiration from powerful female performers and songwriters such as Nai Palm from Haitus Kaiyote, Susan Tedeschi, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, and Kalmia Traver from Rubblebucket.

A Nashville-based musical act just under one year old, MELD and her 6-piece band have already played events such as Nashville's Music City Big Break on Cannery Row (October of 2016,) The Happening at Bearded Iris Brewery in West Nashville (September 2016,) and Summer Jam Finale/Whatchakalooza at Harp & Fiddle Nashville in late summer 2016. They've also played well-known Nashville venues such as The Basement, The Country, The High Watt, Mercy Lounge, Mad Donna's, and more.

In previous solo projects, MELD (Melanie Dewey,) has had the opportunity to share the stage with songwriters Maggie Rose, Teddy Geiger, and jam bands Zoogma, and Brothers Past. Other accolades and accomplishments that came from MELD's previous years of songwriting include: A top 12 finalist spot in the 2013 annual Bruce Hornsby Songwriter's showcase for her original song "Why We Cry," and a 7th place slot out of thousands in the 2013-2014 Grammy U amplifier competition.

Regardless of her eclectic background in music, MELD has always been dedicated to the art of performance. She has toured all around the USA, including playing in cities such as Nashville, TN, Philadelphia, PA, Syracuse, Ithaca, and New York, NY, Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando, FL, Flagstaff, AZ, Portland, ME, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, CA. Visited in a dream once by Susan Tedeschi, Melanie (of MELD,) had a conversation with her, in which Susan quoted another of Melanie's influences stating "Remember what Janis Said! 'In the moment, it's not just your skill or how you play that makes or breaks a show. It's the audience that guides the music in the direction it's supposed to go.' " This dream experience is the perfect way to describe MELD's outlook on performance. Each show is a unique experience, and most importantly, a collective and shared one.

MELD is currently working on a two-part EP release, that will collaboratively explore all facets of the r&b/soul/jam world. The first EP (set to be released in January of 2017, with a single this November,) will explore more minimalistic electronic instrumentation. The second EP (to be released in Late 2017,) will work with more complex rhythms, chord changes, and lyrical concepts. Melanie will be working with instrumentalists, visual artists, and influences from every chapter of her life. In other words, people from all across the US will be lending their artistic voice to this album. It is within this truly collaborative effort, that MELD works to build a collective of creatives from around the world.

Overall, MELD aims to open minds and hearts from all walks of life with this eclectic approach. Her mission as an artist, is to honor and acknowledge the validity of all musical processes, genres, and storytelling methods - while fearlessly melding them together. Honoring the oneness of all things, MELD stands for fusion, acceptance, and above all, collaboration.
Emma Mayes & The Hip
Emma Mayes & The HIp, The Hip standing for "Highly Important People", is a conglomerate of Denver musicians that bring together their ideas into an interesting fusion mixed with lush vocal harmonies, catchy horn lines, and danceable melodies. They compare their sound similar to the likes of Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, & Jill Scott while being more big band sound oriented. The Hip has recently grown it's Soul Family with those dedicated to the craft and the vision. They strive to bring good music combined with unforgettable nights in the way they encourage fans to participate in their "themed" shows. A Hip show is a show you that will leave you smiling and give you a spice of the old and new soul sound.
Jubilingo
Blending dynamic vocals and searing improvs, Denver-based Jubilingo delivers tunes rooted from a vast array of influences.
Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones is a Soul Singer with roots in Jazz, Funk, Blues, R&B, Rock and Hip-Hop. She has quickly built a name for herself as a poignient improvisational singer keeping audiences on their toes with off the cuff lyrics and soulful, wailing vocals. Compared to Susan Tedeschi, Joss Stone and Janis Joplin, she has a unique and bold, sultry yet vibrant style that carries into any genre.
Jessica has shared the stage with Bernie Worrell (Funkadelic, Talking Heads,) Leon Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix's brother,) The Stepkids, Cecil P-Nut Daniels, members of the Motet, Ivan Neville, Eric Krasno, John Anderson (Yes, Asia,) Andy Irvine (Warwick,) Kinetix, Abstract Rude, Opio (Heiroglyphics, Souls of Mischief,) DJ True Justice, DJ RIPM, and is currently part of 10+ musical projects. She has also done studio work with Galactic, Mr. Lif, Kid Springs, Strange Music, Jeff Gitleman (Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, The Stepkids,) Noca Records, plus many groups in Denver, New Orleans, New York (Manhattan, Bronx, and Brooklyn), and Seattle.
Armed with hundreds of her own originals and covers, paired with a pure ability to create songs on the fly, Jessica Jones is sure to please audiences looking for an intimate and genuine musical experience. J. Lissez
Venue Information:
Larimer Lounge
2721 Larimer St.
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.larimerlounge.com/