People often remember Melanie Safka-Schekeryk as the iconic folkie who lit up the stage with her sunny vocals at Woodstock in 1969, an experience that inspired her 1970 hit “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain).” But the New York native is more than just a relic of the hippie era. She’s an underrated tunesmith whose songs have been covered by Björk, Emiliana Torrini and Tortoise. Both Nina Simone and Ray Charles have remade “What Have They Done to My Song, Ma,” and Melanie’s ebullient ode to roller skating, “Brand New Key,” has been reinterpreted by Olivia Newton-John, Katharine McPhee and pop-punk band The Dollyrots. Charming local duo and couple Dan West and Azalia Snail aptly call themselves LoveyDove as they combine ’60s psychedelic-pop inspirations with more modern indie-rock reveries. Melanie also appears at the Canyon Club on Friday, Oct. 14.