FOX PRESENTS: MELISSA ETHERIDGE – M.E. LIVE!
CONTACT: Alison Highberger, Public Relations Manager
(509) 464-7073 (office), (509) 842-2943 (cell)
SPOKANE—Fox Presents Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge on Friday, August 4th at 8:00 p.m. She will be performing with a full band at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of rock music’s female icons for more than two decades. Her critically acclaimed debut album was certified double platinum.
She is also an Oscar winner for Best Original Song in 2007 for “I Need to Wake Up” from the film, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
On this tour, concertgoers are sure to hear some of Etheridge’s hits, like “I’m the Only One,” “Come to my Window,” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” plus songs from her critically acclaimed 2014 album, “This is M.E.”
Her latest album is 2016’s “MEmphis Rock & Soul,” honoring the rich musical history of the Memphis label, Stax Records. The music of Stax Records was the soundtrack of Etheridge’s childhood. She recalls dancing around her Kansas City childhood home to the music of Memphis via WHB on her AM dial, so this album was a project near and dear to her heart.
“You have no idea! It took a lot of soul searching,” she said about recording this album, which also features John Mayer’s guitar talent on two songs.
On “MEmphis Rock and Soul,” Etheridge brings her powerful voice to some of the era-defining late ‘50s and ‘60s treasures of modern music: the Staple Singers’ “Respect Yourself,” Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now),” Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign,” and more.
Etheridge said she could not be happier with the results of her Memphis-inspired album. It captures the feeling she had as a kid hearing these songs, and she’s enjoying sharing them on this tour.
“I really loved doing all this. I want people to put it on (while) cleaning the house, or late at night with their loved ones, or driving down the road. I just want to move them,” Etheridge said.
For more information about Melissa Etheridge, please visit: www.melissaetheridge.com
Tickets are available in advance at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague, or by calling (509) 624-1200. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.foxtheaterspokane.com, and at all TicketsWest outlets, or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT.