A FREE Live Stream For You

First of all, let me wish you the very best of the holiday season! I love the magic of Christmas, the beauty, the sparkle and most of all the love that is expressed at this time of the year. We get a chance to show those we love how much they mean to us in both large and small ways. I’d like to express my love and gratitude to you, dear music lovers who have opened my newsletters through out the year and showed me such wonderful support, with a FREE on line concert tomorrow, Thursday Feb 22nd at 7pm EST. Join me HERE, directly on the event page itself, for an hour long solo performance sprinkled with holiday fun! Straight from my living room to yours! Hope to see you there!

Hugs and so much mushy stuff,


Photo by James Dean Photography

Live Shows Alert!

Hey all,

I’ll be playing a special trio show THIS Saturday Nov 12th at my favorite venue in Gravenhurst, Ontario: Sawdust City Brewing Co. located at 397 Muskoka Rd. N. We’ll perform We Got This and We Got This – Side Two from start to finish for our first set, and then play some older MP songs and a few covers to get you all singing along for the second set. There is no cost for this show, and they have realistically priced adult beverages and fabulous food. You don’t want to miss this show, if you can help it, 8pm-10pm

And for those of you who are Hamilton locals or nearby, the full band and I are playing a show on Wednesday November 16th at Mills Hardware. Our opening act will be the awesome Heather Valley from Hamilton, whose talent and charm are undeniable. We would absolutely love to see you there and wouldn’t it be amazing to make our debut in Hamilton and see a few familiar faces in the crowd?? I guarantee a night full of stories, songs, love, singing and so much more. Get your tickets HERE or use the QR code on the poster.

And, last but certainly not least, is anyone interested in joining me on PATREON? This is where I share early mixes of songs, photos, thoughts and videos with the people who really want me to keep making music.

Becoming my patron is the best way for you to help me, as an artist, create a sustainable income, enabling me to continue to do what I do best. Hope to see you there!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

New Music Video watch TODAY!

Happy hump day!

Sometimes you leave, sometimes you get left and sometimes there’s only one way to deal with it. TEQUILA!

The music video for “One Tequila” from my new EP ‘We Got This – Side Two’ is out now and you can watch it HERE

It is my drinking to stop thinking song, a song to put on when going through a break up OR you just want to hear something fun. I hope it makes you smile and you watch right to the very end, past the credits, for my favourite part!

Thank you for listening, watching, commenting, subscribing and ESPECIALLY sharing. You don’t know how much it means to me to know you love something I’ve made enough to pass it on! It’s been a year since I’ve released a music video I was actually performing in, and I truly appreciate you taking the time to watch. Also, I’d love to hear what you think of my co-star. Leave a comment if you think she has potential!

Big thanks to Castro’s Lounge for letting director Sean Ryan and I in early one Tuesday in September to shoot to our hearts content.

Hope to see you at a show real soon.

Hugs and mushy stuff,



Sat. Nov 12th 8pm Sawdust City Brewing Co. 397 Muskoka Road North, Gravenhurst, ON. (NO COVER)

Wed. Nov. 16 8pm Mills Hardware 95 King St. E Hamilton, ON TICKETS

Photo by James Dean

Upcoming Shows!

If you and yours are not doing the turkey thing this weekend, join me at Sauce On The Danforth (1376 Danforth Ave) Sunday Oct 9th for a matinee (4-7pm) performance of original and cover folk/pop songs. I’ll be joined by hunky Peter Collins on bass and lucky Peter Lambert on drums. We will be playing two sets: a set of my “We Got This” and “We Got This – Side Two” songs, and a set of favourites (yours and mine) from my entire body of work thus far.

Photo by Steve Bronstein

And if that doesn’t float your boat, why not join Peter and I as we play the Farmers Market at the Bala Cranberry Festival on Sunday Oct 16th 11:30am-2:00pm (with a short break from 12:30-1pm). We will be playing busker style and our new pup Audrey will be joining us “on stage”. The address for the festival site is:

Maple Ave, Bala, Ontario, Canada.

Photo by Steve Bronstein

Keepin’ it brief as I know you are busy folks, but hope to see you at one or other of these shows!

Hugs and mushy stuff,


Your September Update From Melanie Peterson

L to R: Frank Koren, Lucky Pete Lambert, moi, James McKie, Hunky Peter Collins

It was nice to see so many friendly faces at my EP release party at Dakota Tavern earlier this month. I was joined by Frank Koren on lead guitar, Lucky Pete Lambert on drums, James McKie on fiddle and Hunky Peter Collins on bass. It was a thrill to play through my new EP ‘We Got this – Side Two’ accompanied by these talented musicians.

We also had The Beresfords as our opening act. I can’t thank this brother and sister duo from Aurora enough for playing such a sweet opening set. I look forward to sharing the bill with them again in the future.

My new EP is available now on all digital platforms, so have a listen if you have not had a chance to check out the new songs yet. I appreciate your support and love hearing your feedback, so bring it on!

Mark your calendars because we are returning to Sauce on the Danforth on Sunday, October 9th 4-7pm. More details to come soon, I hope to see you there.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

Join me this week and beyond!

Happy Monday! I’ve got 2 shows this week!! And I can’t wait to see you there!


So excited to be one of three guests on Music My Mother Would Not Like THIS Tuesday, 8-11pm ET with hunky Peter Collins on bass!! Don’t miss this one, I’ll be playing songs from the We Got This, We Got This – Side Two and a brand new song, hot off the presses! TUESDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 8-11PM ET, ZOOM CONCERT – tips welcome. More info and register HERE

LIVE at the Indie Distributor!

Thrilled to be playing LIVE at the 400 Market! I’ll be playing this Sunday, August 7th, 1pm as part of the Indie Distributor showcase series. Enjoy folked up tunes and heaps of vendors- there is something for everyone! Just 5 minutes South of Barrie off Highway 400 at exit 85 Innisfil Beach road. More info HERE

And, I hope to see you at my EP release party Thursday Sept 1st! So excited!! Full band and SUPER talented opening act. SAVE THE DATE and SAVE SOME CASH by buying your tickets in advance HERE

Till we meet again!

Hugs and mushy stuff,


Music My Mother Would Not Like

Dear friends,

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the delicious summer so far!

I’m reaching out because, thanks to Veronica Kutt, my fabulous booking agent, I will be appearing on Music My Mother Would Not Like, a weekly singer-songwriter live stream showcase series that takes place on Zoom. The series features three internationally or nationally touring artists each week. It’s not an “in the round” format, each artist gets a 25 minute set. The show I will be part of will take place August 2nd and Zoom doors will open at 7:30pmEST. The show starts at 8pmEST.

For my set I will be joined by hunky Peter Collins on bass and with any luck Audrey, our fur baby (lol) will jump on the couch and sleep through the set looking cute for ya’all. She always konks out as soon as we start playing.

We will be playing songs from “We Got This” and “We Got This – Side Two” as well as one BRAND NEW SONG (as in, never played it live, hot off the presses, that sort of thing) that I’m super excited to share with you all! And it’s NOT a love song, imagine that!

You have to register in advance for this show. There are no tickets to pay for, though tipping is encouraged 🙂 You can register HERE as soon as today, and I hope you do, because I would love to see you there! What could be better than to enjoy excellent live music on a Tuesday evening, from home, and in your PJ’s if you feel so inclined! Leave the getting dressed up to me!

And do feel free to forward this email to people who might be interested in tuning in. I would, as always, be grateful to you for helping spread the word. And if you have any questions about the show, feel free to respond to this message or email me at melanieacts@hotmail.com

Hugs and mushy stuff!

Melanie xo

“Somebody’s Somebody” Live at The Sound Of Music Festival!

Toronto Patio Show Next Saturday!

Well, next Saturday June 11th my first patio gig of 2022 is happening at The Free Times Cafe (link will open in a new tab). Join me if you are in and around Toronto.

You can find more info and rsvp HERE (link will open in a new tab)

Please note it is advisable you reserve your table/seat in advance. You can reserve your table here: (416)967-1078.

Music starts with an opening set by the talented David Storey who is not only a musician but award winning writer, director and producer of Corner Gas as well.

I’ll hit the stage with the trio at around 8:45pm.

The show is being presented by Brian Gladstone who will headline with a set around 9:30.

In other show news, the trio and I will be performing at the 2022 Sound Of Music Festival in Burlington happening at the end of the month. I’ll hit the Civic Square stage at 3:45pm on Saturday June 18th and be joined by hunky Peter Collins on bass/vocals and Lucky Pete Lambert on percussion/vocals. More festival deets HERE (link will open in another tab)

September 1st – save the date for “We Got This – Side Two” EP release party! Details TBA 🙂

WATCH music video for my latest single “Somebody”s Somebody”, ICYMI!

More from me:

Listen & follow on Bandcamp to be the first to hear “We Got This – Side Two”!

Watch the acoustic version of “We Got This” the title track from my last EP.

Listen to my top songs and albums on Apple Music

Listen and follow me on Spotify

That’s all for now my lovlies!

I’ll look forward to seeing you soon and celebrating my new EP with you in the fall.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

Somebody’s Somebody out Friday!

Somebody’s Somebody, the first single from my upcoming EP ‘We Got This – Side Two’ will be officially released and available on all digital platforms THIS Friday, May 6th!

To celebrate, the band and I are playing live THIS Thursday May 5th, at The Dakota Tavern with opening act The Alter Kakers!!! RSVP HERE!

And for even more good news, The Dakota Tavern has recently installed two surgical quality air purifiers to keep the air free of small pathogens such as viruses. We can all literally breath easier. Yay!

Last little thing. If you’d like to help spread the word about the show, that would be amazing! If you share the event/poster via Facebook/Instagram be sure to tag me and Ill send you a DM with an advanced digital download of the new song!

I’d love to have you at the show!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie xo

Upcoming Toronto Single Release Party! – DAKOTA TAVERN

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all doing great end enjoying the springing of spring! Today I packed up my long john’s and put them in a box in the basement until next winter, with a smile.

I’ll be releasing the first single “Somebody’s Somebody” from ‘We Got This – Side Two’ this May and celebrating with a single release party on May 5th 7pm-9pm at the Dakota Tavern! It will be a special show because I will have a full band, including a keyboard player, joining me on stage and we will be playing through the 6 songs from ‘We Got This’ and the 6 songs from ‘We Got This – Side Two’ in order, so you can get a feel for the flow of the songs on both EPs. Not to mention it will be my first time playing with a full band since 2020! This is a night not to be missed!

I have put together a poster with all the info on it for you. Please feel free to share!

Ticket link: HERE

RSVP to the FB event and help me show the world that the Dakota Tavern is the place to be May 5th: HERE

Check out the music video for “Somebody’s Somebody”, featuring many of you(!): HERE

If you are in town early May and want to check out some great live music, come down & hear us, and our fabulous opening act The Alter Kakers!

It’ll be great to see some familiar faces and share a drink after the show.

Hugs and so much mushy stuff,