Melanie interviewed on WAMC, Albany
December 16, 2011
Susan Barnett of Public Radio WAMC in Albany NY, recorded this interview with Melanie just after Thanksgiving. Susan's show "51% - The Women's Perspective" airs weekly throughout the U. S. on public and community radio stations, some ABC Radio Network stations, Armed Forces Radio stations around the world and on the Internet. Click here to listen to the interview
Melanie interviewed on Legendsradio.net
November 15, 2011
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Melanie at Maverick Festival: "Something of a Legend"
July 2011 (AmericanaUK)
Melanie Safka closed the show in the Peacock cafe and it was a lovely way to wind down the evening. Melanie is something of a legend, opening tonight’s set with her song ‘Beautiful People’ which reportedly inspired the first ever waving of cigarette lighters and candles at a concert when she played it at Woodstock. That may have been over 40 years ago but the song is just as moving and poignant today. Melanie certainly drew a large crowd, so much so that many were watching from outside, unable even to get into the Peacock cafe. It was a sensational performance. She has an incredible voice, so powerful and easily able to convey emotion. She certainly still has it – if anything she has even more of it! Melanie is great. http://bit.ly/o9n7M4
Time, tragedy can't quiet folk favorite Melanie
July 29, 2011
To say that veteran songwriter and composer Melanie knows a thing or two about multi-day summer music festivals would be an understatement. In 1969, she performed for hundreds of thousands at Woodstock, where she shared a bill with the varied likes of Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Last month, she played on the same grounds as U2, Beyonce, Coldplay and Mumford and Sons at England's annual Glastonbury Festival. more...
Artist Guy Portelli produces piece featuring Melanie
July 06, 2011
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BBC News Coverage of Glastonbury 2011
June 26, 2011
Melanie compares and contrasts Glastonbury 2011, one of Europe's largest festivals, with the inaugural 1971 event.
Click here to read the full article.
The Summer of '71 Folk Pop icon to Play the Notting Hill Arts Club!
June 24, 2011
Fresh from performing at Glastonbury on Friday 24 June to mark the 40th anniversary of the festival - and her peforming there in 1971) the Emmy-award winning singer-songwriter who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide is back on a very intimate stage. more...
BBC TV Interview
June 23, 2011
Melanie appeared on BBC TV yesterday. She was interviewed at Trinity Theatre, Tonbridge Wells (where she's scheduled to perform this Saturday) and spoke about her upcoming UK shows, including tomorrow night at Glastonbury's 40th. Melanie will appear at several of London's legendary venues over the next few weeks, accompanied on stage by Leilah and Beau Jarred. Both performers are children of Melanie and maintain solo performing/composing careers.
The BBC piece includes original footage from Woodstock '69 and Isle of Wight '70. Melanie was also presented with a sculpture representing her career by UK artist Guy Portelli....she gave Guy a big hug!
BlindHorse Promotions presents "Melanie": Folk Legend Returns to UK for Series of Intimate Gigs
June 16, 2011
Melanie is back in the UK this summer to help celebrate Glastonbury's 40th year and will be playing a series of intimate gigs at various venues across London and the South East. Melanie is scheduled to appear at Union Chapel, in Islington, London on Friday, July 15th.
Click here for Melanie's tour schedule.
The Last Tale from the Roadburn Café
November 22, 2010
Melanie has written the final chapter of Roadburn Café, her long running online journal. Click here to read.
Click here to read Melanie's interview with Philip Wright for KudosAZ.com.
Phoenix New Times Interview
Melanie in "Up on the Sun", the Phoenix New Times Music Blog.
Radio Free Phoenix Interview
Andy Olson, founder of Radio Free Phoenix, interviewed Melanie during his show tonight and will re-run tomorrow at 5pm (MST). The interview can be replayed by clicking here.
Arizona Music Café
Melanie was the surprise guest today on the Arizona Music Café (which airs on KKNT 960 AM Sundays from 3-5PM) to promote her upcoming shows in the area.
WPKN 89.5 FM Interview
Melanie was interviewed by Steve di Costanzo, host of Radio Base Camp heard on WPKN 89.5FM in Bridgeport, CT. Melanie discussed the early days at Woodstock, Isle of Wight and even being the only one to actually perform to 30,000 people at the Powder Ridge Rock Concert in Connecticut after the city cancelled the permit. Listen to the archived interview at WPKN.
HP ePrint "Happy Baby" Commercial
"Brand New Key" is being featured in Hewlett Packard's new commercial highlighting their wireless ePrint technology. It is called "Happy Baby" and can be viewed on YouTube. Brand New Key can be downloaded from iTunes.
Jackass 3D Soundtrack
The Jackass 3D Soundtrack, which contains "Brand New Key" goes on sale digitally today and physically October 26, 2010. The motion picture is in theaters now. More information is available on the official site.
Stargazers 10/10/10 Review
Butch Leitz has written a review of last nights performance in Colorado Springs at Stargazers Theatre. Click here for the full article.
Ever Since You Never Heard of Me
October 8, 2010
Melanie's new album, "Ever Since You Never Heard of Me" will be available in CD format at her upcoming shows starting with the show at Stargazers in Colorado Springs on October 10.
Melanie to perform at Amazing Things
Radio Free Phoenix
Radio Free Phoenix has added Melanie to their list of artists in regular rotation. Click here to listen now.
The Last Great Event
Melanie has written a new blog entry recounting her experiences with the Isle of Wight festival. She takes you back to 1970 then propels you into what it was like to perform at this years festival. Click here.