I usually focus on hair products, hair maintenance and hair discussions, but I felt compelled to interrupt your regular scheduled program to feature some lovely, fresh, Curly Girl talent! Melissa and I met at my favorite music venue/watering hole in Lancaster, PA. Born and raised in D.C., music has always called out to her, but life always seemed to get in the way. Then one day something inside said "get on Craigslist" and she listened to her gut. The first ad she saw was for the current band she's singing with: Footwerk She describes the band as having a "Pop Fusion" sound with just a splash of "D.C. Go-Go" thrown in. I interviewed her and her hip-hop co-frontman Kyle for my husband's blog: The Lancaster Palette . After completing the interview, that's when the REAL fun began! The band warmed up with an acoustic set and THAT'S when I actually heard her sing...W.O.W!! What a gem! Melissa can SANG, ok?! Like, if you closed your eyes, you'd envision an older, heavy set sista, waving that wet, sweat-soaked handkerchief back and forth belting it out sangin'! It was such an honor to hear such a raw talent! Her talent aside, she's a total sweetheart!
We talked about love, life, hair, music...we giggled, laughed, hugged...we had a moment when you know you'll be instant curlfriends! Positivity in this world is so few and far between, we need to enjoy the wonderful moments of peace, camaraderie and love that come our way. So please allow me to do just that and celebrate the talent of this sweet soul! Watch the interview below, check out their latest video: "Chill Switch" to hear her belt out a lovely love ballad, and visit Footwerk's website to find out when they will be playing in your area next because just like all great bands...they're best heard LIVE!
Footwerk's latest video "Chill Switch" highlights the talent of it's First Lady and lovely Naturalista Melissa!