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"If you've ever wondered what it would be like to have Janis Joplin and the Rolling Stones combined to form one artist, look no further than Melinda."
– From Liz Lohnes, Blues Rock Review


"​Melinda has already carved out a unique and creative niche for herself and when you add everything else up, I must say there is no stopping this immense talent." –​ John Vermilyea​, Blues Underground Network

"Melinda could find her musical ancestors in the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge and Susan Tedeschi. Her vocals have such depth, they recall Aretha Franklin at times." –​ Andy Mulkerin, City Paper

"Armed with a powerful, bluesy voice and legit guitar chops, Melinda delivers a stellar eight-track slab featuring six originals and covers of The Black Crowes ("Seeing Things") and The Rolling Stones ("No Expectations").​" –​ Jeffrey Sisk, ​Pittsburgh In Tune

As host of WYEP's Coffeehouse Conversations, I've had the opportunity to interview many artists with talent, and while Melinda is an amazing vocalist, a skilled writer, and a gifted interpreter of seminal songs, it is her passion and reverence of the blues and rock n roll that makes her work stand out. Her extensive knowledge of these genres translates into inspired songwriting and energizing live performances (as was witnessed by her taking top honors during the 2015 Dos Equis Singer-Songwriter Competition). –​ Adam Kukic, 91.3 WYEP FM