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Melanie Bomar: Links

Melanie on the Web...

Melanie on MySpace
Keep up with Melanie's latest recordings and musical musings.
The Buzzards
Melanie was the percussionist, rhythm guitarist and background vocalist for this bluesy alt. country band led by legendary guitarist Will Ray.

Melanie's Musical Friends...

Scott B. Bomar
Melanie's singing, songwriting, life, and everything else partner
Marty Rifkin
Co-producer and multi-instrumentalist on "Neither Slave Nor Free" who has worked with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Billy Bob Thornton, Fastball, Jewel, Dwight Yoakam, Elton John, and Shawn Mullins
Rex Paul Schnelle
Co-producer and instrumentalist on "Neither Slave Nor Free" who has worked with Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and Jon Bon Jovi.
Yohei Shikano
Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who co-produced Melanie's song "Halfway Home" and has collaborated with Melanie and Scott in various configurations over the years.
Tammy Rogers
Talented mandolin and fiddle queen whose band The Steeldrivers is getting a ton of buzz. Tammy played on "River of Jordan" and "Broken Things" on the "Neither Slave Nor Free" album.
Echo Division
Echo Division's Paul Duncan played electric piano and sang backup vocals on the "Neither Slave Nor Free" album.
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence's Matt Slocum played cello on "River of Love" and "Broken Things" on the "Neither Slave Nor Free" album.
Elia Saldana myspace
Melanie and Elia have been writing together and recently collaborated on "Halfway Home" from the "Neither Slave Nor Free" album.
Elia Saldana's site
Check out her new website which showcases her musical and acting skills!
Doug Sparks
Melanie and Doug wrote "Find My Wings" and "I Own This Time" together for the "Neither Slave Nor Free" album.
Jere Mendelsohn
Jere was the guitarist in The Buzzards after Will Ray relocated to North Carolina. Check out his "twang that rocks"!
Jill Phillips
Melanie and Jill went to high school and college together and Melanie has always been inspired by Jill's insightful songs.

Melanie Supports...

Compassion International
Sponsor a child and change a life.
Hearts for Cameroon
Sponsor an orphan in Cameroon, Africa through this effort initiated by Melanie and Scott and a handful of their friends.
World Vision
Another child sponsorship organization with a wholistic approach to community building and sustainability. They're doing some particularly good work in Uganda.
Amnesty International
Amnesty stands up for human rights by protecting people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
The American Diabetes Association
The ADA is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by the disease.
Amor
Amor has constructed over 800,000 homes for low income families in Mexico.
The Sierra Club
Sierra is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
Sojourners
Ground zero for people of faith whose politics don't lean to the right.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
Save Darfur
Americans must continue to put pressure on our own government to stop the genocide in Darfur.
International Justice Mission
IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression in 12 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
AIDS Marathon
Melanie and Scott raised nearly $10,000 for AIDS relief and research when they trained for their first marathon in 2005.