Melissa Etheridge is a folk rock musician from Leavenworth, Kansas, and has been playing music since 1988. The early 1990’s were perhaps Etheridge’s most prolific era, where she saw the most widespread success. She wrote multiple top 40 hits and won two Grammy awards, and went six times platinum with her album ‘Yes I Am’. Etheridge is characterized for having a one of a kind vocal style, and is the voice of a generation. Her lyrics are raw and compelling, and she is an outspoken social activist on a number of issues. Etheridge is a wildly influential, talented folk rock artist.