Melissa Etheridge to Release Album of Stax Covers

by VVN Music

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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