Melissa Warner has been playing music either as a solo artist or as part of a band for over ten years. She has performed in nearly every club in Salt Lake City and many other venues throughout the West. Melissa is an energetic performer and along with her band showcased at the 1999 NXNW. She has also shared the stage with such notable artists as Alejandro Escovedo, Michelle Malone, Sister 7 and Sally Taylor. The highlight of her performances in 2002 was the opportunity to open for John Hiatt at the Red Butte Gardens Summer concert series.
Melissa's first CD, entitled “emperor norton”, is a collection of 11 songs, sparsely arranged to showcase what the Salt Lake Tribune calls “her wonderfully strong, knowing voice and insightful lyrics.” Songs from Melissa's recently released second CD, ""orange"" have already begun to receive praise. Melissa's song ""brown eyes"" is one of two local tracks which appear on the ""KRCL live"" compilation featuring national acts like Robert Earle Keen, Michelle Shocked and Dar Williams. Her song ""slim chance"" reached number one on garageband.com's folk/country charts and was featured as 'track of the day' May 29th, 2003.
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