Mink’s Miracle Medicine
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Mink’s Miracle Medicine is a twang-inspired Americana group out of West Virginia, featuring the songwriting duo of Melissa E. Wright and Danny Zezeski. Driven by a deep-seated passion for creating music, and fueled by the knowledge that the song is king, neither can imagine a life without writing music. The songs themselves become necessary to write. Like a symbiotic process of sharing those thoughts and ideas that cannot be expressed verbally, chasing them around for a while out on the road, letting them fly in different cities, different states of mind, and the catharsis of those moments when it all makes landfall.
Citing influence from artists like Patsy Cline, Hank Sr., Neil Young and The Beatles, their sound is raw, earthy and smells like a long and winding road that weaves around an undeniable longing, calling to mind early Tom Petty and shades of Patti Smith.
Both seasoned players in their own right, Melissa graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in music business, and has shared stages with internationally known artists like Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley and Larry Sparks. A Pennsylvania native, Danny’s background is in punk and indie rock. Though he holds down the drums in Mink’s Miracle Medicine, he can also fingerpick like Leo Kottke, a skill he picked up while wheelchair bound after a bad train-hopping accident.