Read the Colors of Spring article in the
Sierra Lodestar: The Entertainment Weekly
Spring songs and youthful adventures<
by Mike Taylor
May 3, 2017
Mountain Melody’s own Marisa Miller will be belting out the tunes at Frog Jump 2017!!!
Another finalist–note the fancy “loving cup” she is holding—she will be performing popular Broadway melodies and other favorites in her beautiful soaring soprano voice!!
As well as being a fabulous singer, she is also a real life Disney Princess!!
Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee
Frogtown Main Stage
2465 Gun Club Road
Angels Camp, CA
May 21, 2017, 1 to 4 pm
Grace Baker, and Tari Takara (of Mountain Melody) as part of their winnings from the “Calaveras Has Talent” talent show in 2016 (they made it to the finals) will be performing at Frog Jump 2017.
They will be bringing their special brand of Old Timey Music and signature lush harmonies and ukulele strumming to the Frogtown main stage in Angels Camp.
Joined by local musicians Jeremiah Heath on Guitar and David Sackman on Chapman Stick, they will be featuring tunes by Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Bettie Boop and more!
Please come out for a fun and family friendly day on May 21, at the fair!
Mountain Melody has had a wonderful summer of singing “The Star Spangled Banner” in the beautiful Sierra foothills and surrounding areas.
We started out singing on May 29th at the Hotel Leger in Mokulmne Hill to kick off their Backyard Barbeque and Blues music series for the summer.
Then we did the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Mokulmne Hill 4th of July Parade. We have done this event for several years now, and it is always a good time and a lovely small town event.
During the summer we also recorded the version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that we perform.
We were invited to sing for the Stockton Ports baseball team and we had fireworks during and after the performance! Lots of great comments from the fans who really enjoyed our singing!
So now, we will start to send our recording out to other local baseball teams to get ready for baseball season 2017!
Here is the Calaveras Enterprise, July 5, 2016 video.
Spring arrived with a song in the heart
Read Mike Taylor’s great review, “Spring arrived with a song in my heart” in the Sierra Lodestar, May 4-10, 2016 issue.
Mountain Melody hits the boards for spring shows
Read Mike Taylor’s review “Mountain Melody hits the boards for spring shows” in the Calaveras Enterprise, May 2, 2016.
Review of Mountain Melody’s Performance at Sac Sings!
For those of you who weren’t able to make the trip to Sac Sings! here is a review of the festival.
This was a wonderful opportunity for Mountain Melody and we are so grateful for the community support that enables us to participate in these events!
Everywoman’s Hour: Interview with Julie Shelby and Tari Takara
Here is a a link to the interview with Julie Shelby and Tari Takara on “Everywoman’s Hour” hosted by Kat Everitt on KQBM Blue Mountain Radio, in November of 2015.
The Mokelumne River Song by Lee Davis
In the interview Kat explains how she first heard the choir performing at “River Reflections” an Amador Arts Council Event which featured Mountain Melody’s own Lee Davis’s beautiful composition, “The Mokelumne River Song.”
Here is a video of Mountain Melody performing the song: