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Melissa Etheridge To Release Album Of Stax Covers

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on August 3, 2016

in New Music,News

Talk about taking a sharp right turn. Singer Melissa Etheridge, who has been know for years as a fine rock singer/songwriter, is branching out with an album of soul classics.

Not that she isn’t able to carry the genre. Etheridge has always had a tremendously strong, evocative voice, but soul is not one genre that she has previously attempted.

For Memphis Rock and Soul, Melissa takes on a list of classics from the Stax label including Respect Yourself, Who’s Making Love, I’ve Been Loving You Too Long and the first single, Hold On, I’m Coming, along with a number of deep tracks that she found while searching the Stax catalog.

The album, which was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, is due October 7 via, yes, Stax Records. She is currently running a PledgeMusic campaign.

The track list:

Memphis Train
Respect Yourself (People Stand Up)
Who’s Making Love
Hold On, I’m Coming
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
Any Other Way
I’m A Lover
Rock Me Baby
I Forgot To Be Your Lover
Wait A Minute
Born Under A Bad Sign
Dreams To Remember

Etheridge will also be touring behind the album:

08/09 – Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium
08/11 – West Allis, WI – Wisconsin State Fair Park
08/12 – Springfield, IL – Grandstand, Ilinois State Fair
08/14 – Shawnee, OK – Grand Event Center at Grand Casino Hotel and Resort
08/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino Amphitheater
08/16 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
08/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
08/19 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort & Casino
08/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Freemont Street Experience
08/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
08/23 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
08/24 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
08/26 – Kelowna, BC, Canada – Mission Hill Family Estate Outdoor Amphitheatre
08/27 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino & Resort
08/28 – Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino
08/30 – Salem, OR – Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
09/01 – Livermore, CA – Wente Vineyards
09/02 – Coarsegold, CA – Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino
09/03 – Rohnert Park, CA – Green Music Center
10/19 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater
10/20 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
10/22 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
10/23 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Park West
10/27 – Meridian, MS – Riley Center for the Performing Arts
10/28 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
10/29 – Marksville, LA – Paragon Casino Resort
10/31 – Key West, FL – Melissa Etheridge & Friends “Rock The Boat” Cruise 2016
11/28 – West Palm Beach, FL – Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Dreyfoos Hall
12/07 – Shippensburg, PA – Luhrs Performing Arts Center
12/18 – Manhattan, KS – McCain Auditorium

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