Peterborough-based songwriter Melissa Payne has a new album out High and Dry, her second full-length album. Payne and her five-piece band play with passion and graceful restraint that speaks to the ebb-and-flow pacing of life, especially the Millennial-age relationships and struggles that inspired much of her writing on the album.
"Bring Me Back", the second single off of High & Dry—which she performed on Episode 4 of PTBOCanada Live With Mike Judson—was produced by Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor and James McKenty from Seventh Fire Records. The song was a natural choice for Melissa and videographer Rob Viscardis to put to film and you'll see why in this excellent video below...
Melissa Payne, who appeared on Episode 4 of our podcast PTBOCanada Live With Mike Judson recently, also performed on Soundwave Studios' Toque Session series. Check her out below performing with local musicians Matt Greco and Christopher Culgin...
Members of Peterborough's Express & Company—Dylan Ireland and Melissa Payne—made an appearance on the CTV show Saving Hope this week. They played during a touching sendoff scene for a man that was dying. Watch the clip—and memorable line "What's with the hoedown?"—here.
The smell of finger lickin' good barbequed ribs will be filling the air at Millennium Park this weekend for the 9th Annual DBIA Ribfest. There will be many performers taking the stage throughout the weekend, including Kim Doolittle, Jericho's Wall, Rocket 88's, Melissa Payne and The Sadies. For a full list of performers and events at Ribfest, check out the DBIA's Calendar of Events. Ribfest starts today, going from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. See you there.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]
At 8:00 p.m. tonight, local Peterborough Talent will take the stage at Del Crary Park for Little Lake Musicfest. Derek McGrath, Jacob Abrahamse, Sarah Edwards, Wylie Harold, Whitney Paget and Melissa Payne will all be performing. Come on down.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]