Introducing the music video!

The music video for “When it Rains” has been completed! It is my first music video, so I am very excited for you to see it! It is also a lovely visual of my two good friends Toby and Caitlin-who are the actors in it and a lovely reminder of the Joshua Tree desert which has been my home for the last three years and which I still believe is a magical place!Check out this video, directed and produced by Frank Musa.

Kerouac Night Poetry and Music

Hey, guys! I’m playing at a show in Nashville on Monday night-Kerouac Night! I’m so revved up because I want to share these songs with you! I’ve been locked inside my studio like some mad scientist creating new music maybe for a bit too long! So it’s bound to be a memorable and maybe a little socially awkward night, too! Come on out and let me know that you’re there!

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Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter Contest 2015

Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter Contest 2015

I’ve just entered the Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter Contest 2015 for a chance to win a bunch of cool gear and an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show! By watching my videos on the link below, you will improve my chance of winning this dream come true contest! So, share the link on your Facebook page so all can see!

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http://songwriter.amplifiertv.com/channel/Melody+Calley

 

The Smoothies debut

I am now drumming in a new band called The Smoothies! We’ve been working on stuff in the practice room-jamming up a storm! Several of these songs we have recorded primary parts for our new upcoming album-to be released in December 2015.
We had our first performance at Ted’s Reality Show at Pappy and Harriet’s just a few weeks ago and nobody threw tomatoes or rocks at us, so that went well! We got a good response from the audience. It was a blast!
Check out the video! The Smoothies live debut!

Radio Free Joshua Tree Show

Will Melody
I got the chance to play at the Beatnik Lounge for some cool folks and kids with talented singer/songwriter/musician Will Kelly recently. And what’s better? The performances of our songs are going to be broadcast on Radio Free Joshua Tree!

Radio Free Joshua Tree is a web radio station that plays eclectic local Joshua Tree area music and was started by and is partially hosted by Ted Quinn. The live shows that take place at the Beatnik Lounge in are recorded and can later be heard on the station, so if you didn’t make it to the show-you can still hear the music!

It was lots of fun. Thanks, Ted for such a cool opportunity to be part of the music scene in the coolest town in the hi desert!

Radio Free Joshua Tree website

Palm Springs Village Fest

 

I had a good time entertaining passers-by at the Palm Springs Village Fest. It’s really interesting to see people up close getting into the music. Little children dance to the rhythm, soul-searchers lean in close to absorb the guitar’s magical healing powers, independent thinkers nod in acknowledgement and all ages bop to familiar upbeat tunes they know. I sing my heart out hoping to do the songs writers and original performers of these wonderful songs justice. I like exchanging smiles with people in mutual celebration of the effects music has on our lives. I like conversations that I’ve had with those who are learning to play guitar and some guys from the older generation who appreciate the classic rock that I love and have been to some concerts of great rockers who died before my time. The Village Fest is a great place to play, a great place to meet all kinds of people and a great place to find work by local original artists of all types. And there’s great food! I love playing there.

In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be practicing a lot of new songs in preparation for my next Village Fest performance. I can’t wait to play there again!

New behind-the-scenes video

Happy New Year!

To me, music is a means of expressing my soul. The emotions I write about are my own but the inspiration to create it comes from beyond this world. I get it from being silently immersed in nature. It is in the desert wilderness on a dusty dirt road in Morongo Valley, California is my studio/home where I have been working on music for the new album.
This is the first of the Studio Sessions in which you can learn some more about me and the music I make.
You can watch it here! (Just click continue reading). Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel to see more like it in the future. -Melody