The 2008-2009 Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee kicks off with singer/songwriter and Berklee alumna Melissa Ferrick, Saturday, September 13, 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA.
Ferrick celebrates the release of her new CD, Goodbye Youth, at this concert. Folk and bluegrass artist Rose Cousins opens the show. Ticketsâ€”$30 general admission ($22.50 for seniors)â€”are on sale now at the BPC box office and through Ticketmaster: 617 931-2000 or ticketmaster.com. Please call 617 747-2261 or visit berkleebpc.com for more information. The BPC is wheelchair accessible.
Melissa Ferrick can blow her own horn quite wellâ€”flugelhorn, to be exactâ€”if she chose. Instead, she expresses her creative spirit with an acoustic guitar. Since the early 1990s, the accomplished singer/songwriter has compiled a string of sonically strong, lyrically rich studio albums. Her widely praised 2006 album, In the Eyes of Strangers, fulfilled the rock 'n' roll essence from which Ferrick has long drawn inspiration. Just when it seemed she would plunge into a more layered, instrumentally diverse driven sound, she produced perhaps her most intimate, stripped-down album to date. Goodbye Youthâ€”her ninth studio effortâ€”comes out September 16 on Ferrick's own Right On Records.