Melissa Etheridge Songs

The songs are inspired by my experiences. Sometimes they are more than my real-life and, conversely, my life is more than just song.

— Melissa Etheridge


Ani DiFranco – 32 Flavors Song

IN an era when “alternative” has become mainstream and most artists remain “independent” only till they’re shown enough money, Ani DiFranco is a true maverick. Live performer of over a thousand concerts, founder of her own record label at age 19, and producer of eight albums in seven years, DiFranco is not your typical singer-songwriter. She’s a fiercely, truly independent musician who has resisted major labels in order to stake out her own artistic ground — on her own terms.


Harry Connick Jr. Music

TALL, strapping, and possessed of a languorous eye and a syrupy smooth voice, Harry Connick Jr. deserves the nickname “The Big Easy” every bit as much as his hometown of New Orleans. The Sinatraesque crooner is credited for practically single-handedly introducing swing and big band music into the consciousness of ’80s and ’90s youth by virtue of his ground-breaking jazz career. As an actor, he has taken on increasingly ambitious assignments since his screen debut in 1990, winning almost universal acclaim for his warmly charismatic take on a variety of diverse roles.


Brenda song choice of the week – James Brown

JAMES BROWN’S unique blend of gospel and rhythm & blues built the foundation for what would later become funk, inspiring performers such as Sly and the Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire and Prince. Known as the “The Hardest Working Man in Showbusiness,” Brown started out as a poverty stricken youth in Georgia, where he grabbed every odd job he could to earn money.


Kathleen Battle Song

WHEN diva Kathleen Battle was fired from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Daughter of the Regiment in February of 1994, the entire company stood up and cheered.