McMillan has released three original CD's and collaborated with Grammy-nominated producer Joe Taylor. The press describes her songwriting as "enticing and poetic" and "impressive, literate, tailored folk-pop."
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"literate, tailored folk-pop"
--The Charlotte Observer
--Bobby Houck, The Blue Dogs
"I listen to about twenty indie CD's a month and usually only like one out of the bunch--this one I like!"
--Mark Bryan, Hootie and the Blowfish
"songs so enticing and poetic" --Michael Miller, The State
McMillan has released three original CDs and collaborated with Grammy-nominated producer Joe Taylor. She performs with the band Melanie and the Bookends.
When she was studying French in Paris, McMillan bought a front row ticket to see Bob Dylan at the Rex Theatre. As she tells it, since she was the only girl in the front row and knew all the words to his songs, Dylan noticed her. And when he sang the lyric, “Are you too good for me, or am I too good for you?,” he winked.
Melanie took that wink as a good omen--a sort of "go ahead" to pursue her dream of playing music professionally.