The Melton Brothers Band
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Livin In The City 1979 LP
Meltons & Washboard Bill CD
Live At Harrington's CD



The Melton Brothers hit their stride in the 70s and early 80s playing concert venues from the Eastern Shore to the Greater Philadelphia area. At the time their popularity was ignited by an appearance and numerous rebroadcasts on Channel 12 and USA Network TV of a concert staged in Head House Square, Philadelphia. They were launched into the music cafe and Philly concert circuit appearing regularly at The Main Point, Grendal's Lair, Perewinkle's, Guthrie's, the Cabaret clubs, John & Peter's and numerous college and community concert events. Currently they've been performing at The Tin Angel, Puck Live, Chaplin's Music Cafe, The Kennett Flash, The Mainstay and numerous outdoor concert series. Dale also performs with the Beaucoup Blue Band and The Illumination Band.

Dale and Dennis have been the rhythm section and vocal support for recording artists Shirley Eikhard ("We Got Somethin to Talk About", the hit by Bonnie Rait), Erin Dickens (founding member of Manhattan Transfer), Jesse Fredrerick, The Watson Brothers, Alfie Moss, Vinyl Shockley, and Washboard Bill, and have opened for BB King, Muddy Waters, The Chambers Brothers, Buddy Miles, Procol Harum, The Kingsmen and many other national and regional acts.

Collectors are buzzing from Australia, Japan, Sweden and England to New York, Chicago and LA over their 1979 LP re-discovery, songs the Meltons play today with a fresh spontaneous edge. Yes, the LP has become a worldwide collector's item and a catalyst for the group's recent expanding popularity with a reissue slated for early 2010. They are currently working on an upcoming CD to be released in the summer of 2010.

The Melton Brothers make the kind of music that gets you tappin, slappin, shakin and poppin from a pin-drop whisper to kickin take-your-breath-away grooves. Their style is an eclectic blend of groove swing, jump blues, R&B and roots rock, and the show is a musical conversation delivering their own songs and stunning interpretations with rhythms and harmonies so tight these guys seem ike one soul. Dale's unique organ style with Garth Hudson, Matthew Fisher and Booker T influences is the icing on this rhythmic cake.