His songwriting ability moves seamlessly from ballads and lullabies to folk, country, blues and rock. www.melwoodcutlery.com
His songwriting ability moves seamlessly from ballads and lullabies to folk, country, blues and rock. Campfire, Melwood’s first release on Borealis, delivers the powerful range of style and emotion that have become Melwood’s trademark sound. From the intimate acoustics of “Jimmy’s Room” to the hard-hitting commentary of “Walkerton”, he brings a strong new voice while reconnecting with his Highway 7 roots in his hometown, Ottawa, Ontario.
Melwood has been known to yodel when the occasion demands. He has performed across Canada, received airplay in the U.S. and Europe, and continues to inspire audiences wherever he plays.
Melwood got his first guitar at the age of ten. Singing came naturally, so he taught himself to play guitar, then hit the church basement/high school circuit until the bars would let him in. He went on the road in his late teens, and travelled across Canada and the U.S., all the while writing and performing.
This self-taught musician delights audiences with his wit and mischievous sense of humour, as well as his clever lyrics that can range from tongue-in-cheek and provocative, to sincere and romantic.
Melwood has performed on bills with Jane Siberry, Loreena McKennitt, Ron Sexsmith, David Lindley and the legendary Steve Goodman to name a few.
“A beautiful voice and powerful songwriting”
Brad Wheeler – The Globe And Mail
“He’s a mad scientist of music and a great songwriter. He has a bunch of other records, but he’s finally done it with this one – there’s something really magical about it”
- Jenny Whiteley
“There are few that can pen a dozen great songs every time he/she decides to record another CD. Melwood Cutlery has done that and deserves to be heard.”
-Steve Fruitman, “Back To The Sugar Camp”, CIUT Radio
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