SSA's 2017 Songwriter of the year, Melissa Crispo's live performance is a "MUST SEE" whether performing solo or with her band she has the ability to captivate any audience with her musical style, songwriting and powerhouse of a voice. Crispo has gained quite the fan base after being part of the lineup on the last 2 Melissa Etheridge Cruises along with Etheridge, Sarah McLachlan & Joan Jett. From her exposure on those cruises; it opened doors to gaining new fans from across the nation & beyond and being asked to perform on the Country Cruising Cruise along with artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Locash, Montgomery Gentry & Diamond Rio. Crispo has also opened for such acts as STYX, Sophie B. Hawkins & Jefferson Starship.
Influences include The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Billy Joel, Elton John, Matchbox Twenty, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and many more!
“In 2010, I ran across a local kid named Michael Ray- I broke the rules and started playing this unsigned artist daily during my show. It was this move that caught the attention of Nashville. Michael is now signed to Warner Brothers with 2 Number 1's under his belt. The only other artist since then that has stopped me in my tracks is Melissa Crispo.....literally, stopped in my tracks...turned around and asked "who the hell is that!?" -Sara Michaels WPCV 97.5FM ”