They say the people who exhibit the most kindness understand the true sting of pain. Abraham Mellish has seen a lot in his young life, but he still remains a hopeful and jubilant spirit.
After surviving two civil wars in his homeland of Liberia, he found refuge in music. Influenced by Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Lucky Dube, and Fela Kuti, Abraham developed his own sound, combining Western Folk, Funk, and Blues with an African pulse.
His songs create an atmosphere of community- telling the story of his heritage with an inspirational message. As Abraham continued to perform around the southern and Midwest states he was so well received that he landed his first television appearance as the sole opener for American Idol Ruben Studdard at the Myerson Morton Symphony Hall.
His performance of his original song “Hands In The Air”, won over the hearts of Dallas. He has also shared the stage with Ugandan superstar Maurice Kirya among many others.
Abraham is currently working on his debut album" Water No Ice" produced by world-renowned sound engineer Paul Middleton.