is a collection of original songs beautifully written and sung by Lynnette with arrangements and harmonies by Karen...

"An inspiring fully original acoustic album with exquisite vocal harmonies performed a cappella as well as with a unique variety of instruments and styles including Americana, folk, jazz, country, and Gospel."
 and available from these and many other sites...
Copyright © VillanelleMusic  2016
"a harmonious vocal and instrumental blend 
of contemporary and traditional folk, 
a cappella, and inspirational music"
We would love to share our music 
with your local group event!
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Santa Cruz, California
Lynnette Mello  

Karen Rodriguez

 Lynnette Mello 
 Karen Rodriguez
March 24, 2015 in the early rounds...
Songwriter's Showcase 
Britannia Arms of Capitola

March 28, 2015
 Karen and Lynnette at KSCO Radio
Ken Capitanich of  
Mars Recording Studio

Don't Call Me Baby
written by Lynnette Mello
written by Lynnette Mello
Copyright © VillanelleMusic  2017
Lynnette & Karen
 Bear Creek Studio

Ukulele Band
written by Lynnette Mello
September 18, 2015
Lynnette and Karen on KKUP 91.5FM
with David Stafford, DJ
September 19, 2015
Lynnette and Karen at 
Malone's Grille in Scotts Valley, CA
November 7, 2015
Lynnette and Karen in a concert featuring songs from PAINT ME A SONG, and other new tunes, held at Calvary Chapel, Aptos, CA.
...November 7, 2015...
Lynnette Mello & Karen Rodriguez
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~Upcoming Events~

Villanelle began in the fall of 2011
 after Lynnette and Karen met at a local Santa Cruz nursing home where Lynnette was Activities Director, and where Karen's mother lived for a time. 

    They soon discovered that they not only had similar
 musical backgrounds and knew many of the same songs, but that their voices blended beautifully.   Having a similar compassion for people in hospice care, they began by singing a cappella for room-bound residents in two part harmonies as well as performing for groups,  now expanding to include assisted living residences, and public venues. 

Lynnette and Karen perform a wide variety of styles, 
 including jazz, Celtic folk, traditional American folk, country and Gospel.   A variety of instruments are used during their program, including guitar, piano, dulcimer, concertina, flute, recorder, ukulele, and autoharp, giving each tune its own unique sound, creatively arranged with exquisite vocal harmonies.

             "Villanelle" performs a refreshingly diverse assortment of songs, uniquely arranged to create a wonderful musical experience for all ages that is beautiful, harmonious, inspirational 
and fun!

Find us on iTunes or Spotify- search 'villanelle' (or Paint Me a Song)
Find us on search 'villanellemusic' (or Paint Me a Song)

Villanelle us at...
~is available for Home Concerts~
Lynnette and Karen hope to have their 2nd CD, "Light Path",
 released in early 2018!