Turn Me Loose
Turn Me Loose was recorded at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas when Melissa opened Willie Nelson.
Turn Me Loose is a live recording of Melissa Sellers’ performance when she opened for Willie Nelson on his birthday bash at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas. All of Melissa’s enthusiasm and passion really comes through on this recording. Also, the fabulous response to her music from the audience can be heard and felt.
Melissa is the youngest of country artist Poodle Lynn’s three children. All of her family writes and performs music. On this recording, Melissa performs songs written by her mother, her brother Billy, and herself. Besides her family, Melissa has been influenced by many other singers and songwriters. On this album, she pays tribute to some of those influences by doing their music. Some of the songs included are by Bobby Boyd, Loretta Lynn, Susanna Clark, Townes Van Zandt and of course Willie Nelson. She does a great version of all these songs.
“Melissa Sellers is a soulful, traditional country singer and a pretty one at that. “Turn Me Loose” is a song with an attitude and Melissa nails it. This song speaks for itself. Melissa is a good friend and a
wonderful talent.”-Bobby Boyd
Deep South Austin
Melissa Sellers debut CD.
Deep South Austin is a fine collection of songs performed by Melissa. Her traditional country roots shines through on this CD with her vocals and her selection of songs. A real winner for her debut CD!
Maverick Music Magazine
Another Texas singer-songwriter with an album that we missed when first released is Melissa
Sellers and her debut DEEP SOUTH AUSTIN. Raised on real country music, Melissa grew
up in the Houston area picking and singing with her mother and two brothers. When she was ten,
her family moved to the Austin, Texas area where she continued performing with the family band
singing the songs of Loretta Lynn, Pasty Cline and Tammy Wynette. Nine years ago she formed
the Melissa Sellers band and started writing her own songs. This album was recorded at the famed
Pedernales Studio that Willie Nelson uses and features songs penned by Melissa, her mother,
Poodle Lynn, Ray Frushay and Billy Joe Shaver. It’s a loose sounding Texas album with great
versions of Shaver’s Live Forever, a fine duet with Kevin Fowler (Socks and Underwear) and a
bluesy Think Again. Another highly recommended disc.
Review by: Johnny Rocker