Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats specialize in all aspects of the blues, as well as performing roots, soul and New Orleans infused grooves. They have shared stages and/or jammed alongside B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, James Cotton, Johnny Winter, The Nighthawks, Clarence Spady and JJ Grey & Mofro.
Melanie Morrison Zeigler can flat out sing. Zeigler's powerful, soulful, and sultry voice can whip a barroom dance floor into a frenzy or turn them quiet enough to hear a pin drop when serving up a soul bearing ballad. Her range and emotionality are as good as it gets. One listen and you are hooked!
Combine her exquisite talent with the well-received Queen Bee & the Blue Hornet Band guitarist Mark Ross' straight from the gut, honest, tone filled guitar playing for some infectious chemistry. Add to that chemistry the soulful, innovative, sympathetic stylings of organist Rev. James Harton and drummer Matt Zelenz. Watch out as they lay down the perfect groove-laden floor to express themselves.
Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats' records "Slow Down" and "You're All I Got" are available at all shows, on their website, and on iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby.com. Bookings, rates and availabilities can be discussed by calling 814-237-0425.
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