Melinda Johnson - bio As a Grammy-nominated songwriter and artist of diverse abilities, Melinda Johnson draws upon her extensive musical background to continuously expand the scope of her work. Mindy's instrumental talents range from concert pedal and folk harp, to low brass, percussion and a variety of traditional and ancient folk instruments. Melinda oversees operations for her independent recording label Fixed-Wing Productions. As producer, performer and arranger, Melinda's musical diversity continues in her solo recordings. ?The Shepherd's Carol', features her harp, vocal and multi-instrumental talents, 'Cantico' is the debut recording of Duo-Arioso, the Flute/Harp duo featuring Melinda, and her critically acclaimed debut harp recording ?Gentle Vespers' which has been declared ?a true journey of relaxation for mind, body and spirit.' Within the genre of World Music, Melinda's instrumental work is featured on the Parent Choice Award-winning series from the Ellipsis Arts label. ?Mediterranean Lullaby' features top recording artists from Italy, Spain, France, Greece and Morocco. ?Mama's Lullaby' holds authentic lullabies performed by female artists from around the world. An accomplished songwriter and vocal performer with original styles ranging from pop and rock, to country and R&B, Mindy has worked with the Grammy Award-winning group ?Sounds Of Blackness'. This 30 voice gospel choir is produced by the legendary team of Jimmy ?Jam' Harris and Terry Lewis of Flyte Tyme Productions and under the musical direction of Gary Hines. Her song, ?Familiar Waters' is featured on their Grammy nominated album ?Time For Healing' on A&M/Perspective Records, with critics declaring her song to be ?...the modern-day spiritual'. In addition to various recording and scoring projects, Mindy also maintains a schedule of numerous solo and ensemble performances with the harp. Currently, she is performing, recording and writing with singer/songwriter Laurel Wiley with their project produced by Nancy Wilson of the legendary rock group, Heart. Together, they are defining a new sound while fusing the harp into the mainstream pop/rock realm.