Award-winning Singer/Songwriter - Activist
Youth Educator- Birth Worker - Performance Artist
My life has been a sincere blessing of many twists and turns. In the blink of an eye, everything can change course and I've got to completely change directions. Such is this journey: oftentimes what I originally thought was a sure thing can surely slip through my fingers like honey dissolving in a cup of fragrant hot herbal tea.
But that is the beauty of life. What these experiences have taught me is the power of my own resiliency and flexibility as a human and an artist. Another important lesson that I've learned is my own power to co-create with the Divine to manifest at the speed of light.
So when my original plan for my birthday show on October 1st got switched up at the last moment, I didn't really sweat it too much. I put out the word regarding my desire to put together a band across the wire and within in hours I had a solid line-up which consisted of Joshua Randy Abeyta, Lauren Gale, and Yasmine Hernandez. We are officially known now as Melissa Ivey and Color Me Blessed.
But the story that I wrote for myself gets even better than that. Not only did I harness that power of the Gypsy Light Magic to manifest the band of my dreams, I also received a call from a very dear friend and overall bad ass musician Elizabeth Rose regarding my birthday show. As it turns out, her band Sympathy F was playing a CD release concert at one of the most amazing rooms in our fair city of Denver. She graciously asked me (and my new band) to play at The Soiled Dove Underground as an opening act. And when Elizabeth Rose invites you to do anything, you pretty much say, "Yes!"
So this past Saturday night, surrounded by the love and support of my friends, family, and community, I took to the stage with Color Me Blessed to melt some faces. And melt faces we did. It was a magical evening of music and friends and love.
I know that I've said it before, but I am so grateful for this community that rallies behind its artists and shows so much love and support for the art that we create. I want to thank everyone who made my birthday so special. YOU all are the reason why I do what I do. YOU all are part of this Divine unfoldment that I'm currently experiencing. Every single one of you that shows me love and support are the reason why I seek to manifest beautiful, creative experiences where I can share my art and my heart.
All of it is part of this Gypsy Light Magic that keeps me humble and in awe everyday.
October holds promise of big, amazing things to come and I can't wait to share it all with you. Thank you for how you color me blessed and for co-creating with me.
About Melissa Ivey
Melissa Ivey is an award-winning Singer/Songwriter and Youth Educator from Denver, CO. She does public speaking engagements at schools, churches and spiritual centers, and leads guided music meditations.