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A regionally touring artist with over 100 shows performed in 2017, Melissa Ellis has become known as “the Norah Jones of the South”, playing blue-eyed soul–a music genre that encompasses all the finer points of blues, jazz, soul, and pop. Encompassing the vocal prowess and power of greats such as Janis Joplin and Etta James, Melissa Ellis lives up to the term “southern spitfire” by delivering high-energy vocal performances that leave concertgoers awestruck and breathless, always coming back for more.

“Melissa Ellis has long been a staple of our concert music series here at the Cumberland County Playhouse. Her smooth sounds and comic wit keeps our audiences laughing and entertained. It is always our pleasure whenever we are able to get her on to one of our stages, her music fills an outdoor theater setting perfectly…blues under the stars, a perfect way to spend a summer evening.”

~Sam Hahn, Concert Producer

Cumberland County Playhouse

“Melissa is a top notch artist. Her soulful vocals are not to disappoint!
Her ability to vibe with multiple types of music is quite impressive. She has an innate ability to tastefully cross the boundaries of style and sounds of all types. Working with her is always a pleasure.”

~JAMES CROWLEY (Studio Owner/Musician)


Crowley Studios