The Day I Fell in the Water
On The Day I Fell in the Water, Melissa Crabtree's third album, songs such as "Spirit Mountain" and "Daisies Talk" paint an honest picture of the muses she finds in the natural world. However it’s not just her storytelling that’s impressive. Crabtree has a way of incorporating a message into her songs that are both unique and exalting. The song "Bees" is complemented by the fluttering sounds of a mandolin while she addresses issues of wildlife conservation that she observes.
Then there are songs like "The Day I Fell In the Water" and “Water Canyon," which deal with how the natural world has shaped her personal growth, delving more into matters of the heart. Her combination of Folk, Americana, and Country, laced with themes of nature, is both classic and refreshing - a genuine window into the soul of a talented songwriter.
A two-song EP featuring Eliza Gilkyson on vocal harmonies. Produced by Mark Hallman.
Melissa delivers her poignant songs in a distinctly husky alto with a pleasing twang on her guitar. Smooth and delicate harmonies present her lyrics about life, relationships and politics.
Bio-Diesel Van Compilation CD (various)
In 2002, Melissa toured the country in a vegetable oil-powered van to call attention to our nation's addiction to oil.in 2002 and then toured the country in a vegetable-oil powered van to call attention to our nation's addiction to petroleum.
She produced a compilation CD about alternatives to fossil fuels that featured Julia Butterfly Hill, Tony Furtado and Julie Wolf (Ani Difranco). Her song for the compilation, "Biodiesel Van," was featured in the film "Fields of Fuel" which won Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.