"Melanie Hammet is the updated, female version of Billy Bragg, she's Tom Waits minus the cool beard, plus the angelic whop; her tone, at once melodic and emphatic. She is post modern folk, which is to say simultaneously, post punk. Her prescription for humanity picks up where Joe Strummer left off. Wake up, America! Melanie Hammet is going to sing some songs for you."

--Frank Giampietro, poet (http://frankgiampietro.com): 2010-2012 resident scholar at The Southern Review


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In January of 2016 Melanie Hammet became the new mayor of Pine Lake Georgia. If you wonder how that could possibly jive with the creative work of a songwriter, check out the rest of this website. Better yet, take a spin around the city itself. Meet the residents. Come to a monthly breakfast. Share a crackpot laugh with a poet or a madman. Walk the wetlands with an ecologically expert eight-year old. It's a micropolitan wonderland!

In April of 2015 Melanie received a national Presidential Volunteer Service Award from Points Of Light for her work on LIFE SENTENCE. Much gratitude to everyone who has worked on this project with her: Ben Holst, Aimee Maxwell, Patricia Henritze, Melanie Tumlin, Melissa Arends, Sarita Alami, Gayanne Geurin, and Julie Skrzypek!

Life 20|20, now available on iTunes and CD Baby.  

Recorded at the newly-reopened Southern Tracks Studio, this collection features the songs from the live performance. Get updates here:

Life Sentence: The Album