"My personal goal is to get people to understand that health is our responsibility." - Melissa Etheridge

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Rundown of Women On Top of the Cannabis Industry

Source: Cannabis Now Magazine

In 2004 Grammy Award-winning singer Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer and was given the option of treating the nausea and pain from the chemotherapy with pills or marijuana. She chose the latter and saw the benefits ofmarijuana use first hand — just as an estimated 1.4 million other Californians have found the medicine effective in treating their respective serious illnesses.

Now, the rocker has partnered with the owners of Greenway Compassion Relief, a Santa Cruz-based medical marijuana dispensary, to cultivate and market a line of marijuana-infused wines.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Will Speak Keyholder Event of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Singer and activist Melissa Etheridge will speak at the next Keyholder event of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.

The gathering, at 6 p.m. May 6 in the Ohio Theatre, is presented by the public foundation, which seeks social change and sexual equality.

Etheridge, a winner of two Grammy Awards, this year released the album This Is M.E.

She has worked as a gay-rights activist since coming out as a lesbian in 1993.

Tickets, $50, will go on sale Jan. 15 in support of grants. Call 614-225-9926 or visit www.womensfundcentralohio.org.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos from Los Angeles, CA 12/12/14

Like A Preacher

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Like The Way I Do

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I'm The Only One

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Meet Me In The Back

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Do It Again

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Ruins

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A Little Bit Of Me

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Like A Preacher

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Melissa Etheridge Digs Deep at SoCal Show

Source: Orange County Register

A heavy rainstorm and small tornado tore through Los Angeles on Friday, but when Melissa Etheridge arrived, she was a force of nature all her own.

Wrapping up a full band tour at the Orpheum (which followed a solo acoustic jaunt), the tireless performer spent more than two hours onstage. The powerful proceedings were shot for later broadcast on AXS TV and a future DVD release.

Click on the link above for pictures and to read the entire review.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos from Tulsa, OK 12/7/14

Meet Me In The Back


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Like A Preacher


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Monster


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Melissa Etheridge on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour: Inside Melissa Etheridge's Guitar Case


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‘This is M.E.’ embraces Melissa Etheridge’s musical spectrum


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Melissa to Play at Zermatt Unplugged Concert in Switzerland April 17, 2015

Source: Zermatt Unplugged

Melissa Etheridge, who is currently on tour once again in the USA, will be making a slight detour to Switzerland, to Zermatt Unplugged.

Click on the link above for more information.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE’s Performance in Los Angeles Friday (12/12) To Be Filmed By ROCK FUEL

Source: Vents Magazine

MELISSA ETHERIDGE’s Performance in Los Angeles Friday (12/12) To Be Filmed By ROCK FUEL
RJ FROMETA

Hot off the release of her 13th studio album, This Is M.E., multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter MELISSA ETHERIDGE will perform a special intimate show at Los Angeles’ historic Orpheum Theatre this Friday, December 12th. The concert–to be filmed for an AXS TV broadcast in May and a spring 2015 DVD release–will also include a performance with acclaimed folk group Delta Rae who will join ETHERIDGE for two songs.

The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer, songwriter and activist is touring the U.S. in support of her new album which was released in September on her own ME label. Rolling Stone called This Is M.E. “all lust and no fuss” and said she “loosens up her roots rock sound, adding a light hip-hop shuffle on some tracks…and a swampy Delta feel on ‘Ain’t That Bad’ and ‘Stranger Road.'” Joining ETHERIDGE on this tour is bassist Jerry Wonda, the Grammy-winning Fugees producer.

“I am thrilled to be filming this show in L.A.,” says ETHERIDGE. “Touring with Jerry Wonda has brought my music to new levels and we will capture it all that night. I’m so glad my friends Delta Rae are joining in on the fun, also.”

The TV special and DVD is being produced by acclaimed rock music film producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media, who recently released the chart-topping Guns ‘n Roses DVD. “I had the privilege of producing Melissa’s last holiday concert special in 2009,” says Summers. “It’s always a pleasure to work with such an amazing artist and we’re lucky to be filming at the historic Orpheum Theatre where Judy Garland performed Vaudeville in the 1930’s-it’s truly a majestic backdrop to capture Melissa’s new band, performing new music and classic hits.”

The upcoming concert will also feature four surprise songs that will be performed exclusively as bonus songs for the DVD release that Melissa has not performed on her current “This Is ME” tour.

Little Girl Excited to Get Melissa Etheridge Concert Ticket

This little girl is excited to get tickets to a Melissa Etheridge concert. I know the feeling!


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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Melissa Etheridge shows ACL Live Why She's Still The Only One (Austin Review)

Source: Texas Rock Report

AUSTIN,TX: December 4, 2014 - Melissa Etheridge began as a fearless bluesy rock empress, then metamorphosed into a singer-songwriter hit-making alchemist, and now–in what should be the “phone it in and make nostalgia touring money” phase of her career–into brazen orb of creative energy that is nowhere near done constructing inescapable cuts and putting on performances as if she had something to prove.

On Thursday the Oscar and Grammy winner convinced the congregation at ACL Live in Austin that she’s still the only one.

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MLE interview with the Gay Guide Network- MELISSA ETHERIDGE :: A Light Bigger Than Music

Source: The Gay Guide Network

MUSIC :: Legendary superstar Melissa Etheridge‘s warm, heartfelt and personal new album, This is ME, is out now. GGN publisher Shaun Proulx spoke to the icon about her new music, the nature of risk, and how she points back to the cancer experience she had a decade ago as reason why she began seeing the world in a completely different light.

SP: How are you?

Melissa Etheridge: I’m doing good, so happy to be talking to you.

SP: As you get older do you find you’re willing to expose a little bit more of ME, as you would say?

Melissa Etheridge: I think as I’m getting older I’m realizing that indeed, this life is a journey. That you don’t ever get somewhere, and go, “Hey, I got here!”, and that’s it. It’s always unfolding and becoming, that I try to bring that into my music, I try to explain. Everyone’s here, absolutely to do what they do, but if my music inspires you in any way, let me share it with you.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Melissa Etheridge - A Little Bit Of Me (Yahoo! Live) Houston, TX

Watch Melissa Etheridge perform "A Little Bit Of Me" on Yahoo! Live from Houston, TX at the Bayou Music Center.


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Melissa Etheridge Rocks Pompano Beach

Source: Miami Artzine

Icon Touring for New Release 'This Is 'M.E.'
By Michelle F. Solomon, ATCA, FFCC

Just a few days before rock 'n' roll icon Melissa Etheridge made national headlines after telling CBS News she's cultivating a line of "cannabis-infused fine wines," a not-so full house had a non-stop buzz from her two-hour energized show at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre.

Perhaps it was because of the Thanksgiving holiday, yet most people we spoke with just didn't know that Melissa was coming to town leaving tickets for sale on Groupon and the 2,600 seat outdoor venue only more than half full.

'Twas a shame for those who missed it on November 28 because Etheridge was in howlin' good form.

Read the rest of the article by clicking on the link above.

Melissa Etheridge interview with Go WEHO- Q&A: Melissa Etheridge In Concert at the Orpheum

Source: Go WEHO

Melissa Etheridge sat down with Goweho Managing Editor Laurie Schenden to talk about her new album, her marriage earlier this year, and starting a new chapter. She brings her “This Is M.E.” tour home for the holidays, performing at the Los Angeles Orpheum Theater on Friday, Dec. 12.

Goweho: Congratulations on the new album, it reminds me of your early work.

Melissa Etheridge: I am so excited, and I love it! I mean, I’m ready for the next chapter.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Food and Wine: Introducing Pot Wine… From Melissa Etheridge

Source: Food and Wine

INTRODUCING POT WINE… FROM MELISSA ETHERIDGE
BY NOAH KAUFMAN

Melissa Etheridge is famous for many things: Her grammy award-winning singing career, her gravely-voiced alt-rock with a message, her status as a gay icon, and now, pot wine. Or as it is called for legal purposes, wine tincture (we'll spare you the legalese, but there are strict rules regulating how pot products are labeled). Right now Etheridge has about 90 cases of the stuff, which she’s helping to make in partnership with a medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Cruz, California. She hopes it will reduce the stigma around pot in a state where it remains illegal for recreational purposes (although there are groups working to bring it up for a vote in 2016).

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Cannabis-infused Wine Delivers a "Full Body Buzz" says Melissa Etheridge

Source: CBS News

Cannabis-infused wine delivers a "full body buzz" says Melissa Etheridge
ByPARVATI SHALLOW/ CBS NEWS

Pot brownies, cookies and other potent treats have been around for years, but as more states pass legislation to legalize marijuana, a rock star would like to introduce you to a more sophisticated form of cannabis cuisine.

In partnership with the owners of Greenway Compassionate Relief, a medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Cruz, California, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge is cultivating a line of "cannabis-infused fine wines." Due to legal restrictions, however, she's only allowed to call her creation a "wine tincture."

What kind of effect does it have on the body? "You feel a little buzzed from the alcohol and then get a delicious full body buzz," Etheridge told CBS News.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Article by Yahoo Music: Melissa Etheridge's Very Good Year

Source: Yahoo Music

Melissa Etheridge's Very Good Year
By Craig Rosen

It's been a good year for Melissa Etheridge. On May 31, two days after her 53rd birthday, she married her partner, actress/writer/producer Linda Wallem. She also established her own label, ME Records, which released her 12th album, This Is M.E., in late September.

"It's a good year for me to take control and take some responsibility," Etheridge said in a recent phone interview, while traveling on her bus between tour stops in Florida. "I feel like I'm taking myself personally and professionally in my own hands and really using my spirit and power to move forward. It's a big year."

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Live Concert Videos from Pompano Beach, FL

Bring Me Some Water

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All The Way Home

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Like A Preacher

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If I Wanted To

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A Little Bit Of Me

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Do It Again

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Come To My Window

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Melissa Etheridge Interview with Palm Beach Post

Source: Palm Beach Post

Forging her own path

Melissa Etheridge’s twelfth studio album is called “This is M.E.” It’s a mission statement that’s about more than just her initials.

“It truly is me,” explains the Grammy and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter, about her first independent record after years on the Island label. “It was a big change last summer, sort of taking control of my career, and my choices, making the jump out of the corporate record business into the independent … I was the boss and in charge of everything, to blame for everything. It better be me! It better be all of me.”

Of course, Etheridge, who comes to Pompano Beach Amphitheatre on Friday, has established herself over the past few decades as an artist who candidly gives nothing less than all of herself, as a singer, as an activist for LGBT rights and as a breast cancer survivor.

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Melissa Etheridge Interview in The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

Melissa Etheridge lands back in New Orleans
BY JOHN WIRT

Melissa Etheridge — the two-time Grammy winner and Oscar winner whose 1993 album, “Yes I Am,” sold 6 million copies — hasn’t played in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. She’s making a belated return Monday for a show at the Saenger Theatre.

“I’ve played all over New Orleans,” she said last week before a show in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Much gratitude Melissa, her band and crew, and to all of our contributors and followers!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Read Jesicca Antonette's Blog about the Crew's Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

Jessica Antonette's Blog

Backup singer Jesicca Antonette has been blogging from the road about her tour adventures. Click on the link above to read Jessica's story about the crew's pre-Thanksgiving dinner with Melissa Etheridge and her family.

Melissa Etheridge Thanksgiving Video Message for Fans

Melissa Etheridge gives her fans a special Thanksgiving message from the road, during the This Is M.E. Tour! Log into the MEIN section to see the video from Melissa.
http://mein.melissaetheridge.com

MLE interview with NPR Music

Source: NPR Music


Melissa Etheridge Opens Her Heart

Melissa Etheridge is one of America's biggest female rock stars. She has all the trappings and then some: two Grammys, an Oscar and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Thanksgiving, however, takes her back to before all that, to her childhood in Kansas.

"Thanksgiving is — it was the one meal that my mother would really cook," the 53-year-old musician tells NPR's Ari Shapiro. "She worked very hard. ... It was a lot of frozen food, my life, you know."

On her new album, This Is M.E., Etheridge turns to these earlier experiences which, she says, stay in her memory for material. But she also draws inspiration from her career as a rock star and a social activist and her current life, raising her children with her wife. Hear the full conversation at the audio link and read highlights below. Also take a listen to Etheridge's performance of her song "Take My Number."

Click the link above for the audio interview.

Durham Concert Review

Source: de-genre-fy

Click the link above for pictures and a Durham concert review by Jay Beadnell.

Melissa Etheridge Interview with Miami Herald

Source: Miami Herald

‘This is M.E.’: Rocker Melissa Etheridge to play Pompano Beach Friday night
BY STEVE ROTHAUS

Grammy-winning rock singer-activist Melissa Etheridge says her current national tour is all about M.E.

“The This is M.E. tour,” says Etheridge, who plays Pompano Beach Amphitheatre on Friday night. “It’s funny. Mario Lopez, I was on the radio with him. He says ‘What does M.E. stand for?’ I go, ‘My initials.’ He says ‘Oh, sorry.’ I thought they would get it. Maybe they won’t, but some do.”

This is M.E. is also the title of Etheridge’s newest CD.

Read the rest of the article by clicking on the link above.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos from Orlando, Florida

Monster

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Take My Number

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Do It Again

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A Little Hard Hearted

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I Won't Be Alone Tonight

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Chrome Plated Heart

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Melissa Etheridge Guitar Auction to Benefit Why Hunger

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Bid to win a Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar autographed by Melissa Etheridge. This guitar also features a personalized inscription from Melissa, "Speak True..."



Auction ends December 10.

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