Melora Creager

Cellist

Melora Creager was born on March 25th, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States and is the Cellist from United States. Discover Melora Creager's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 56 years old.

Date of Birth
March 25, 1966
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Age
56 years old
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Profession
Cellist, Composer, Singer
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About Melora Creager

Melora Creager (born March 25, 1966) is an American cellist, singer-songwriter, performing artist and founder of the cello rock group Rasputina.In the late 1980s Creager played with the New York indie rock band Ultra Vivid Scene.

In 1991, Creager founded alternative cello ensemble Rasputina by writing a manifesto and placing a want-ad in the Village Voice stating "electric cellists wanted".

Cellist/composer Julia Kent was the first respondent.

Rasputina performed regularly at NYC venues such as CBGB's Gallery, Brownie's and Fez before being signed to Columbia Records in 1996, for whom they subsequently made two albums.

With varying members, Creager has made five more albums as Rasputina, and multiple shorter releases. Creager also played cello for Nirvana on the European leg of the In Utero world tour (including the band's final show in Munich).Creager designed all the Rasputina album covers, except for Lost & Found which was designed by artist Ryan Obermeyer and included in the 44th Annual Society of Illustrators Exhibition in New York, 2002.

From 1988 to 1996, Creager was employed as a jewelry designer for Erickson Beamon, creating costume jewelry for Anna Sui, Donna Karan, Barney's New York, and Vogue magazine.

She continues her relationship with Anna Sui, occasionally designing fashion show invitations and T-shirts. Through more than seven albums and frequent touring, Creager through Rasputina has been an originator of and influence on such movements as freak folk and steampunk.Creager makes unique use of historical events and figures in her lyrics and themes.

Inspirations include the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, Howard Hughes, Rose Kennedy, victims of Josef Mengele, Emily Dickinson, Pitcairn Island, Columbia County, New York.

Combining history and humor in song-form and spoken-word pieces, Creager is also unique in exploring women's history through pop music.

Early life, beginnings and Rasputina

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and adopted by a graphic designer and physicist, Creager was raised in Emporia, Kansas. She started studying music at the age of 5, and at age 9 began playing the cello. As a child she was also a member of the Wichita Youth Symphony. Though she briefly quit playing in her teen years, after Creager moved to the east coast to attend Philadelphia College of Art and Parsons School of Design, she was convinced by friends to take it up again. In the late 1980s she played with the New York indie rock band Ultra Vivid Scene. In 1991, Creager founded alternative cello ensemble Rasputina by writing a manifesto and placing a want-ad in the Village Voice stating "electric cellists wanted". Cellist/composer Julia Kent was the first respondent. Rasputina performed regularly at NYC venues such as CBGB's Gallery, Brownie's and Fez before being signed to Columbia Records in 1996, for whom they subsequently made two albums. Since 2005, Rasputina and Creager have released their music under her own label, Filthy Bonnet Recording Co.

Creager makes unique use of historical events and figures in her lyrics and themes. Inspirations include the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, Howard Hughes, Rose Kennedy, victims of Josef Mengele, Emily Dickinson, Pitcairn Island, and Columbia County, New York. Combining history and humor in song-form and spoken-word pieces, Creager is also unique in exploring women's history through pop music.

Through more than eight albums and frequent touring, Creager through Rasputina, with varying members, has been an originator of and influence on such movements as freak folk and steampunk.

Creager has created all of Rasputina's album covers, except for The Lost & Found which was designed by artist Ryan Obermeyer.

Personal life

Creager has two daughters, Hollis and Ivy. She lives in Hudson, New York.

At some point in 2015, Creager became the victim of identity theft when her computer was hacked into and subsequently corrupted to the point of being unusable. Processing this experience, and the "mental breakdown" it caused her, became much of the inspiration for the 2015 Rasputina album Unknown.

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