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"Welcome To Stay"
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Miles To Go
Welcome To Stay
No Room For Blue
Even For You
Table For Two
Smoke And Mirrors
OK By Me
The Right Road
Too Far Away
As You Leave
Turn Back Now
Sleep Well Tonight
Melissa Gibson related sites:
"Welcome To Stay"
Melissa Gibson becomes the 3rd artist from The WSVNRadio Hall Of Fame
Series to be reviewed on the WSVNRadio website -- where WSVNRadio continues
promoting many Independent Artists' music. Ms. Gibson was featured on
The WSVNRadio Hall of Fame, Volume 6.
(The other two artists:
and most recently,
The Travis Allison Band
Her second release,Welcome To Stay, was sent to WSVNRadio, and it is
truly an enjoyable album. Very relaxing and straight-forward, Melissa's music
is best described as quote:
"Influenced by the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter & Joni Mitchell, Melissa's
Country music has an introspective, folky slant to it. Full of capturing
melodies and insightful lyrics, she sings about life's triumphs and tribulations
and leaves one with a sense of hope. Melissa has an excellent grasp of how to
communicate real life emotions to which everyone can relate. Her music is one
that crosses lines and barriers."
From Melissa Gibson's bio page, sent to WSVNRadio.
All of her songs on Welcome To Stay have a charming glow, enjoyable
for any music fan. The suggested tunes "Miles To Go", "Welcome To Stay,"
"The Journey" and "Sleep Well Tonight" all have the qualities of
Melissa Gibson being a sensational folk/country artist in her own right.
"No Room For Blue" has a mix of both folk and country. With so many
enjoyable songs to choose from for the Hall of Fame Volume 6 CD,
WSVNRadio suggested "Even For You," as Ms. Gibson signed for this
song to appear. "No Room For Blue" and "Even For You" could
easily get airplay on Country stations, as they have a more gentler
folk/country sound, where anyone can enjoy.
"Table For Two" is another great song, with very impressive
orchestration; the saxophone is a great standout, likewise her entire band
behind her charming voice. "Smoke And Mirrors" definitely has a great
country sound, with very pleasant keyboard works and country steel guitar.
"Shade" is a beautiful ballad with wonderful gentle harmonies and
accoustic guitar. "OK By Me" -- another pleasant ballad -- great
vocals, great instrumentation.
"The Right Road" is traditional folk and country, accoustic guitar
folk best describes the suggested tune ballad "The Journey." As
enjoyable as the WSVNRadio Volume 6 track "Even For You," "Too Far
Away" has the same style, folk and country mixed with great vocals and
a great sound. Another beautiful ballad is "As You Leave," and as I
was reading Melissa's information she sent, she was compared to the likes of
Carole King and Helen Reddy. I would add Anne Murray to this list, as her
voice and style does resemble that of Murray's on certain ballad tunes.
"Turn Back Now" is another upbeat enjoyable folk mixed with country
styled tune, as "These Woods" and the closing tune "Sleep Well
Tonight" are beautiful folkish ballads.
Welcome To Stay will stay on your CD player, enjoyed over and over.
Melissa Gibson's style of folk mixed with country will have many fans wanting
more. Just as I mentioned on the Travis Allison review, I say the same for
Melissa Gibson: Her music is definitely worth listening to, and since
Welcome To Stay is her second release, it would be interesting to hear
her first album, Lighthouse Paint. Also, thank you, Melissa, for
sending your music to WSVNRadio. We are very proud to feature your music,
and you (the reader) should too.
Welcome To Stay and Lighthouse Paint by Melissa Gibson can be
found at her website, at:
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