Melanie: Woodstock 50th Anniversary Performance with Opener Daniel Correa & Collective Bus
City Winery
Mon, Aug 12 7:00 pm

Melanie: Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order. Pieces of a career, scattered by the winds of experience and assembled again by the force of love into the most personal and brilliant moments of her musical journey. Melanie is poised to enlighten new generations about what it means to sing with both passion and eloquence, to write at once with intelligence and emotion, and to inspire through song… and nobody does this better than Melanie. Others learned this that night at Woodstock, whereas a New York kid barely known outside of the coffeehouse circuit in Greenwich Village, she sang her song "Beautiful People" and inspired the first panorama of candles and cigarette lighters ever raised at a concert event. That, in turn, moved the young singer to write "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain"), which sold more than one million copies in 1970 and prompted Billboard, Melody Maker, Record World, and Bravo to anoint her as female vocalist of the year. Her single "Brand New Key," an infectious romp about freedom and roller skates, topped the charts in 1971. Daniel Correa & Collective Bus: Some artists entertain. Others captivate. Daniel Correa electrifies.  His lyrics speak to anyone who has ever struggled for a sense of truth. His songs, an innovative blend of rock and pop, are delivered as a high-octane testimonial to the exhilaration, yearning, and angst that defines coming-of-age. People don’t just listen to Daniel Correa’s lyrics, “they inhale them” He is a graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music. During his time there, he wrote and recorded 3 albums with top Miami Producer Ahmed “king” Barroso. Daniel wrote all the lyrics, melodies, and musical parts. He test drove a few songs to radio with them hitting various Billboard charts respectfully at #26 and #31 with a bullet. His catalog is now 40 + songs, needle drop ready for sync, licensing and distribution. Touring starts in 2019 and the right label deal is now the goal.