In the Heart of This Town
Meridian Green's In the Heart of This Town was first released on StringBender Records and is now available through Bob Gibson Legacy Records. Meridian Green's original Americana folk fusion moves down the back roads of country music to the earthy rhythms of hoedowns, Motown, Brazilian jazz and Celtic jigs. With a voice described as angelic, she takes her listener on a journey through a lively neighborhood where the deeply personal lives next door to the purely fictional and flirts with the downright political. Daughter of folk music legend Bob Gibson, Meridian grew up in Greenwich Village, enchanted by the magic of live music and songs well sung. After coming to live on the Mendocino coast in Northern California, she performed Romanian czardas, Portuguese fado, and Appalachian and ragtime tunes with the Gypsy Gulch International String Band, and acoustic country rock with former Byrds member, Gene Parsons. These days she is doing solo shows featuring a whole new, as-yet-unrecorded collection of songs. She also performs with the Fare-Thee-Wells, keeping the family folk legacy alive on stage with help from Rick Grumbecker, John Heller and other guest musicians. Meridian has one solo and two duet albums to her credit, as well as appearances on a variety of other recordings. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, BBC Radio, Vintage Guitar and Dirty Linen. She has performed at festivals from the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in California, to the Owen Sound Festival in Canada, to d'Or L'Eglise in France. Her nightclub and coffeehouse appearances include Godfrey Daniels in Pennsylvania, Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California, The Bottom Line in New York City and The Greys in Brighton, UK. In addition to her writing and performing, Meridian is the co-creator of Fender's popular guitar accessory, the Parsons/Green B-Bender.