Joel Melton

Joel Melton

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Everything from down home country to roots rock, Joel Melton delivers! His fresh blend of Traditional Country and Roots Rock gives his music a Country Rock crossover appeal. Melton delivery is captivating and packs an edge that pulls the listener in and takes them for a ride!

Biography

Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter, Joel Melton's, fresh blend of Traditional Country and Rock is similar in style to Steve Earle or Cross Canadian Ragweed but with a unique flair. His left of center approach to song writing and hard driving accompaniments give his music a Country Rock crossover appeal. His masterfully crafted story songs provide the perfect background for his fluid acoustic guitar work, honky-tonk blues-influenced harmonica licks, and rough-hewn vocals. Melton's contagious tunes are lyric heavy, character driven, and delivered with an edge that pulls the listener in and takes them for a ride.

Melton's performances have been captured in some of the country's most highly respected listening rooms such as Nashville's Bluebird Cafe and Tootsies, Texas' Sons of Herman Hall and Cactus Cafe, and Oklahoma's Blue Door. In addition to headlining shows, Joel has performed with premier national artists Ian Moore, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmy LaFave, Kevin Welch, and Vince Gill.

For an artist who writes his own songs, Melton realizes sometimes it's hard to be heard and understood. It won't happen in the living room or the garage. The music has to be taken to the people until the day when the people can be taken by the music. Joel is ready to do just that with his latest release, Round Here.

Discography

Elvisland (1995)
Last Love Letter (1998)
Little Max (1999)
Spike (2001)
John Bricker's Journey (2003)
Pictures (2004)
Round Here (2005)

Set List

Typical Set

Length: 45 min. - 1 hour

Original Music
Round Here
If Jesus Had've Been From Texas
Bessie Begins To Play
Like This Girl
Little Max
Leory in Valle Hermoso
Girl And She's Livin
Baby I Like You
Back In Virginia
Sweet Marie
Crazy Stupid Bitch (on request)

Covers (on request): Beetles, Lyle
Lovett, CCR, Van Morrison, and other
Classic Rock and Country favorites.