INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS
"Melissa Polinar was an early adopter. YouTube performers are around every online corner these days, but Melissa’s smoky, soulful voice and beautiful original songs found an early audience on the Internet that’s given way to a successful solo career. On the verge of an EP release, we asked Melissa about the praise she’s received from India.Arie and her place in the industry."
- PledgeMusic - October 12, 2016
"Performing is something Polinar does with ease. The songbird has a beautiful soothing voice that mixes well with her skilled acoustic guitar playing... Polinar is like a rare jewel, like an antique Victrola - full of beauty, full of passion, and full of songs yet to be written."
- W. Mark Dendy - Jan 10, 2013 Examiner.com
"It will be intriguing to log Polinar's musical journey from here after already successfully shooting for the stars this early on, but it can be safely assumed that it will be an absolutely fantastic evolution to be held. A singer/songwriter-type like Melissa Polinar doesn't come around very often, and when they do, it's a very special thing."
- Jonathan Frahm - July 21, 2014 JNoodles Review
"Polinar channels the soulfulness of Tracy Chapman and the folkie punch of Stevie Nicks while intermittently tapping on her guitar to keep rhythm...Polinar’s vast musical collage makes it nearly impossible to ascribe her sound to any particular genre."
- Adam Joseph - Monterey County Weekly
“...with fine-tuned perfect pitch, sprinkles her songs with soulful guitar progressions and powerful vocals. Her melodies are refreshingly innovative, while her playing and voice, some would say, equate that of a female John Mayer.”
-Tiffany Kang - WQHS Radio Blog [University of Pennsylvania]
"Melissa Polinar has the hottest voice and the coolest musicality, like that of a John Mayer or James Taylor. Top that off with a killer smile and charisma...you've got one captivating artist!"
- Amy Heidemann recording artist of duo band Karmin