Profile Type: Artist
Melissa D

Experience a coffeehouse vibe with folk/rock artist Melissa D! The New England singer has been described as having "the style of Karen Carpenter with whisperings of Melissa Etheridge." 

Melissa D is a New England singer-songwriter from the green rolling hills of rustic Vermont, USA. Her music is relaxing with reflective lyrics. She is a classically trained vocalist and former rock front-woman for The Alley Katz where she shared the stage with many talented musicians including Joe Moore(Pork Tornado -John Fishman's{Phish} band) and Benjamin Orr(The Cars).  Melissa D was also in a folk-rock collaboration called CHILL Melissa D does covers and originals. In our frenetic, overproduced world, Melissa D's live acoustic act is refreshingly simple and consists of vocals, hand percussion and a guitar.  


"Melissa D has a distinct voice that, from her very first note, immediately sets her apart from the pack. She has a lilting quality tinged with pleasingly edgy rasp, reminiscent of standouts like Suzanna Hoffs and Meredith Brooks. She sings with an openness and vulnerability that is both inviting and infectious. Her songs are familiar, like favorite childhood memories you fondly conjure up over and over, but not predictable or routine. One listen and you'll surely be back for more." - Bree Noble, CEO Women of Substance Radio & Podcast

"Genuine, beautifully transcended melodies which touch the soul of the listener and captures his/her feelings deep within." - Lou Lombardi, Guitarist/Songwriter, Music Business Educator and Host of The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus Podcast

"Chilled, personal and generally gorgeous; music to make your day." - Kerry JK, Musician/Producer

"A hidden jewel, Melissa, initially a classically trained vocalist, belts out ballads, blues and rock." -Sam's Good News Newspaper/Weekly Shopping Guide, Rutland, VT

"Melissa D has got it all!! You name it and she can sing it with heart and passion." - George Guinness, owner of Good Dog, dog training business

"Her voice is just amazing. It is truly like a song bird!! A treat I guarantee. I recently bought her new CD and just love it! My son and I listen to it during our down time. She is a talented and creative musician and a person of heart." - Roxanna Emilo, Realtor, Ziggy Comeau Real Estate

"Melissa D is a highly talented Singer/Songwriter from New England. She was the opening musical performance at the Second Saturday Comedy Show in Rutland, Vermont and received rave reviews from those who attended."- Michael Kingsbury, Co-Producer Second Saturday Comedy show, Comedian and Speaker

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Melissa D
Job Title/Position: 
Singer/songwriter - performing and recording artist
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 386
East Middlebury, VT 05740
Physical Address: 
East Middlebury, VT 05740
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Pop / Rock
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - General
Music - Composition
Music - Folk
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Performance / Concert / Reading
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
BMI, Soundexchange, CD baby, Distrokid
Featured on "Women of Substance"radio in 2016, 2018,2020