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MAR31: Crazy that it’s been so long since getting around to updating this page, but, here I am! It feels really good to be getting some momentum behind writing again, several songs started, a few finished. Hope you take a few minutes to listen to “Maybe By Memphis” and “Piece Of My Heart” over in Works in Progress. If spring hasn’t sprung in your neck of the woods yet, may it do so soon with a beautiful flourish that wipes away the memory of the unwieldy winter North America has just experienced!

upcoming shows
Nothing booked for the foreseeable future, focusing on getting back into the "swing" of writing, and loving it!
It's Spring... time to rejoice.

works in progress

Here are a few samplings of songs in their early stages, I’d love to hear what you think, shoot me an email: angelo@angelomelendez.com.

Maybe By Memphis: A co-write with Lucy LeBlanc, all via Skype and email, at least thus far. Lucy lives in Vancouver, but is visiting Nashville and we met the other day, had breakfast and and later got into a 3-way write with Sam Cooper. We wrote the first draft lyric for Maybe By Memphis in just a couple of hours on the evening of March 7th, and I wrote the music over the next week or so. After some feedback and further evaluating the song, some rewriting got us to Version2, which is the take posted here… I hope you enjoy!

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Piece Of My Heart: So many leaving this planet too soon, and sometimes it can happen as the right one comes along. This one has a born on date of December 8, 2013, hope you like it.

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From Where We Are: Ever been in a situation where magnetism and desire aren’t enough? Whether it’s from across the room or the country, there is something wedging the relationship and you can’t keep from being apart?. Click “Listen” below for a preview.

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Keep Comin’ ‘Round: This one is about being on the edge of blowing it and coming to terms with what it takes to make a relationship work. I see the song going as a bluesy/country sorta thing. Click “Listen” below for a preview.

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Under The Bridge: A song based on an urban legend in East Chicago. This one’s co-written with Crissy Wix, who had first hand interactions with “Martin.” The track is still in the work tape stage. Hope you like it. Click “Listen” below for a preview.

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Lead Me Home: Seems of late it’s so easy to get sidetracked and forget my purpose is God driven. This life is a journey, it will end, and I must choose the path to take home. Will I battle doubt and falter, sure, but faith in a hope that can no way come from a human source will sustain for the rest of my journey. I just finished the lyric and recorded this rough work tape, hope you enjoy. Click “Listen” below for a preview.

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Think Again: Co-write with Carl Dews about two friends, one who was raised on conviction, chose to continue the family military tradition and the impact the friendship has on the singer.

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