Best of Boston

2002 Best Singles Scene, Lesbian

Melissa Ferrick concerts

With album titles like Valentine Heartache, you wouldn’t think Boston lesbian cult singer Melissa Ferrick was the gushy romantic type. But her powerful acoustic melodies and seductive, throaty voice regularly whip concert audiences—at venues from Avalon to Club Passim—into frenzies of agitated estrogen. You can bet that more than one swooning girl has taken her up on the offer when she’s sung: “Grab the hand of the person standing right next to you and show them we are not afraid of who we are….”