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The Organic Sound of Melonnee Desiree
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published on YouTube on September 28, 2013

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duration 3:19 minutes

The Organic Sound of Melonnee Desiree "Video of the Day" review by Alex Cosper on September 30, 2013

This SacTV interview expands on Melonnee Desiree's story about how her blues band Melonnee Desiree & Cauzin' a Ruckus has come together. She talks about how the chemistry of the band works well. The reason she likes to play like is she loves the connection with the crowd. The interview was done Thursday, September 26 at McKinley Park. It's part of a series of interviews about Melonnee's career and music.

Melonnee says music feeds her soul. "I'll come home at 2 o'clock in the morning and I just feel so peaceful and connected and one." She says she puts the same energy out to a crowd whether it's a big or small crowd. She feels that the band's chemistry works very well and she finds it interesting that she was born in a leap year and so was her guitar player. "For me," she says, "someone can be very musically technically perfect but if there's not the soul and the chemistry it just doesn't work for me." While it's always a challenge for any band to musically communicate in synch with each other, this band have naturally is greater than the sum of its parts.

She named her band after her most recent CD Cauzin' A Ruckus. "Whether we're rehearsing or at a gig," Melonnee says, "we have a wonderful time and we get a really good response from the crowd. So my band now is probably the most fun band I've been in." Her current live band consists of Jason English on guitar and John Jackson on drums. The chemistry is amazing since Jason had never played in a band before. She confirms that 2013 is the best time ever in her music career and that the experience is very rewarding.

Here is the series of SacTV interviews with Melonnee Desiree:

Sacramento Venues of the Past
Alex Cosper Interviews Melonnee Desiree
The Organic Sound of Melonnee Desiree
The Current State of Blues Music

Sacramento Press article on Melonnee Desiree

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