Melissa Phillips | Fits & Starts

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Fits & Starts

by Melissa Phillips

Recorded over 2 days in a tiny studio in Berkeley, CA, Fits & Starts was tracked completely live. Fits & Starts relies on the strong musicianship of a seasoned backing band and a clear, engaging voice.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Centralia
3:24 album only
2. On the Verge
3:41 album only
3. Fits & Starts
4:58 album only
4. So Young
4:16 album only
5. Your Heavy Heart
3:51 album only
6. No Matter
4:13 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Fits & Starts" was produced by James DePrato (guitar for Elliot Randall & the Deadmen; Chuck Prophet) and features a stellar backing band.

Melissa's music is a blend of the old and the new; folky-Americana with a little bit of twang.

“Yearning vocals soaring high above heartfelt lyrics and a straightforward Americana/folk guitar accompaniment, Melissa Phillips’ tracks run the gamut of emotions. She is a classic storyteller, taking us from bittersweet desire to the sun-dappled summer days of her childhood. This wonderful up and coming singer-songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area ably turns life’s experiences into personal vignettes. The lyrics betray that she’s lived some life and got roughed up a bit, but her voice always remains hopeful. It’s that sonic glimmer of hope in songs like “So Young” that keep me rooting for Melissa to succeed, and looking forward to more of her music.” --Mike Lidskin, Twirl Radio/Recharged Radio

James DePrato (acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, harmonies)
Max Delaney (acoustic and high-strung guitar, harmonies)
Danilo Lopez (percussion, drums, harmonies)
Kevin White (Electric and upright bass)



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