Friday, December 16
(Note: this show was rescheduled from August 5, all tickets previously purchased will be honored)
Please Note: This event will be presented in accordance with applicable public health requirements and considerations as of the date of the event; which could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites, procedures, and other protective measures per government and venue policies. Currently, we recommend wearing masks, especially if unvaccinated.
Melissa Ferrick is a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University in the Music Industry
Department at the College of Arts Media and Design. They’ve released seventeen albums over
the last twenty-five years and have won numerous awards for songwriting, production, and
performance. From 2013 to 2019, Melissa was an Associate Professor of Songwriting at
Berklee College of Music. They hold an Ed.M from Harvard University.
Signed to Atlantic Records in 1992 at the age of 21, after opening up for Morrissey in the US
and UK, they released their debut and sophomore albums on Atlantic before moving on to
Independent label W.A.R. Records between 1996-1999. In 2000 Melissa launched the nationally
distributed independent record label Right On Records. An advocate of songwriter and
publishing rights, Ferrick agreed to be a named plaintiff of the class action lawsuit, Ferrick v.
Spotify, for willful copyright infringement. Melissa’s publishing catalog is administered by the
Raleigh Music Group.
Ferrick is regarded by critics, executives, and peers as one of the most prolific and hardworking
artists in the independent music business. Melissa has shared the stage with Morrissey, Joan
Armatrading, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Mark Cohen, Paul Westerberg, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt,
Ani DiFranco, k.d.Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, and many others.