Melville Park has financed albums for a number of then new
talents set them apart from their contemporaries and made them
immediately recognizable and memorable.
If ordering by mail from Melville Park Studio:
|JIM INFANTINO Strawman MPS-204 (1994)|
Jim is a 1994 Boston Music Awards nominee and one of the region's fastest rising artists. His song/monologue Stress is an instant classsic and a performance tour de force. His more recent recordings have been released on the Tangible and Eastern Front labels.
"...In this very impressive premiere CD...even his darkest
visions are musically compelling, sung in a clear, pleasant tenor,
expertly accompanied by his guitar and a spare, inventive ensemble."
"When you're ready for a change from the same old folk, Jim
Infantino's music gives you something to think about."
|VANCE GILBERT Face to Face MPS-201 (1991)|
Since this album, Vance has opened for Aretha Franklin, toured with Shawn Colvin, and been signed by Rounder Records.
Face to Face "is straight-up Vance Gilbert singing
the best of his early songs. ...the most unique voice in contemporary
folk music...Gilbert offers an infectuous debut album."
|VOX ONE Vox One MPS-206 (1993)|
The debut album from the a cappella jazz quintet named 1993
Best of Boston by Boston magazine. They were Boston Music
Award nominees in 1995, and released their second CDOut There
on the Accurate Records label in 1996. "Best Album by an
Unsigned Group...fabulous leads vocals, an exquisite blend...lots of
|DON WHITE Two Vagabonds in Disguise MPS-203 (1993)|
Don's first CD is a collection of his comedic and poignant songs about the struggles and triumphs of ordinary people. It includes his acclaimed "I know What Love Is" plus several live cuts. A charismatic performer, Don White was twice a Boston Acoustic Underground Competition finalist and is a perennial favorite at Boston's annual Funny Songwriters show.
"Clear eyes, sharp wit, perfect timing. Don White is a major
|KIM TRUSTY After All These Years MPS-207 (1994)|
A rich, sensuous voice, jazzy style and sophisticated yet down to earth songwriting. Kim Trusty has opened for Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, and Koko Taylor.
"Kim Trusty walks a fine line between soulful jazz and
folk....Her singing is passionately genuine...."
|THOMAS KEENE Searching For Ward and June MPS-202 (1992)|
Picked by Performing Songwriter magazine in December 1995 as one of the month's "Top 12" independent recordings. Thomas Keene writes about relationships with a maturity and truthfulness that transcends the usual cliches.
"His distinctive voice and guitar work will hit you
immediately, but the richness of his lyrics provide new revelations
with each listening."
|BOSTON STREET MUSICIANS Music in the Air MPS-101 (1989)|
Studio recordings by some of Boston's finest folk and classical street musicians. These artists have performed on four continents and have won awards at major festivals. Music in the Air has been featured on WGBH Radio's nationally syndicated Morning Pro Musica with Robert J. Lurtsema.
"...classy, attractive and technically expert."
"The fond, grateful feeling that comes when a true artist of
the street reaches us permeates this collection."
|KERRI POWERS Sleepwalking Again MPS-208 (1995)|
Kerri has opened for Greg Greenway, Dan Seals, John McCormick and David Mallet. As you might guess from this, she is an exceptional singer, an outstanding songwriter, and an excellent guitarist.
"Her voice will haunt you and you'll know the moment you hear
"A pleasant CD from the opening yodel to the last sweet
chords...tremendous vocal range."
|KERRI POWERS Three Houses MPS-210 (1997)|
A 6-song album showing Kerri's rock and country side. With two live cuts, including the fast-paced Amsterdam that's getting a lot of local radio play. But don't miss the soulful tunes Shadow of Someone and More or Less!
"... enthralling music. Powers puts herself in the same genre
as Emmy Lou Harris and Iris Dement."
"If I were to predict fame for one still obscure, it would be Powers." -Daniel Gewirtz, Boston Herald.