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Melissa Polinar


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    Try - Acoustic
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    Meant To Be - 2007 Acoustic Version
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    Other Side of The World - Acoustic Version
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Melissa Polinar first embarked on her journey when the industry was evolving into something new with the digital age.
Many of her first steps forward as a singer-songwriter were in large part thanks to YouTube at its beginning. She bubbled to the top of the website’s music category with a collection of original songs, which instantly set her apart from most other curators who are more known for covers of pop music.
It was during the formidable years between her YouTube videos and her extensive songwriting experience at a young age in Nashville when she began to fit into her shoes evolving to the artist that she is today. As the old industry further gave way to the social media era, she was able to reach more of an audience with her work than had arguably ever been available for Asian-American artists before. Polinar put a face and a voice to rising artists worldwide from the early stages of her career onward - thanks to her grassroots approach.
Throughout her career, Polinar has gained the respect and recognition of several recognizable artists for her unique soulful vocals, heart-bearing lyrical content, and passionate musicianship.
She has been praised by Grammy Award winners like Questlove (The Roots), Mark Kibble (Take 6), and India.Arie, the last of which was also a collaborator on Polinar’s latest project, Rise at Eventide. Previous works released by Polinar include Calls & Echoes (2014), Live at Room 5 Sessions (2015), & As of Now - EP (2010).
-J. Frahm


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