there are performers like this all over the country. Melody is part of a group of musicians that make up a resurgance of singer/songwriter/instrumentalists. Fortunately and unfortunately they are not being picked up by major labels. Even though I really would hate to see her stripped down to some over-sexualized shell of who she is.. I like the folksy person that she is.. and the folksy quality of her expression.. It's connected to what art is really for..