Over the past 5, 10, 15 or 20 years – we’ve all noticed that country music isn’t just country anymore.  And, rock isn’t what rock used to be either.  Our genres are all finding a way of blending together.  More proof of that came in an e-mail today, when I was introduced to the group Melodime.  On their Facebook and Twitter, these guys list their genre’ as rock. And, I’m sure that is a lot of what they do.  However, when I listened to the song, “Little Thing Called Love,” I wasn’t hearing rock.  I was hearing what what we are all hearing on our Top 40 COUNTRY radio stations these days. When you read the press release below, you will get a little understanding of why that might be the case.  They work with people who work with country people; they have opened for country acts…. I guess we just all need to realize that music is music.  And, in the very near future, it may be impossible to even distinguish one genre from another.  Below is the press release about the group Melodime.

[Press Release] Americana-rock band, Melodime, will be kicking off the fall leg of their 2016 tour this Sunday, August 21st, with a special co-headline show at The Hamilton in Washington, DC alongside The Delta Saints. This hometown show will be the first date of a busy touring schedule that will include three dates supporting Ron Pope, one date supporting Corey Smith and 18 headline shows around the East Coast, Southeast and Midwest. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase, here:

This latest string of dates comes in support of Melodime’s new single, “Little Thing Called Love“. Produced by Rick Beato (Parmalee, NeedToBreathe) at Black Dog Sound in Stone Mountain, GA, “Little Thing Called Love” has been lauded by both fans and critics alike. Tune Collective describes the track as a “fun song bursting with vibrant uplifting energy,” while Kings of A&R featured the band as a buzzing act. In addition, Floyd Magazine says Melodime creates “a unique brand of Southern-flavored rock that celebrates the musical past while foreshadowing the sounds of the future.” “Little Thing Called Love” is available now, here:

Melodime merges a slight country twang with rock and roll, successfully blending stunning piano melodies with catchy guitar riffs and sing-along choruses. Performing 125+ shows annually throughout the continental United States, the band has shared the stage with well-known acts such as Sam Hunt, Jonny Lang, A Thousand Horses and Sister Hazel. Melodime has also left its mark internationally with performances in Mexico, Canada, and Europe, all while founding and running a charity, ‘Now I Play Along Too,‘ which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children in the DC area, Florida and Haiti. The band is quickly becoming a fan-favorite in the festival scene, playing three consecutive Rock Boat cruises, alongside acts like Gavin DeGraw, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and NeedToBreathe.

In their hometown of Northern Virginia, the group has performed at popular venues such as Jammin Java, The State Theatre and 9:30 Club. Melodime’s previous albums were recorded with platinum-selling producers, including Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide with Rick Beato (Parmalee, NeedToBreathe), and 3 Reasons For Fighting with Jim Ebert (Butch Walker, Cowboy Mouth).

Melodime is Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums) and Jon Wiley (backing vocals, guitar, mandolin, dobro).


8/21/16 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton (co-headline w/ The Delta Saints)
8/25/16 – Greenwood, SC – Music on Maxwell Series @ Sundance Gallery
8/26/16 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre (supporting Corey Smith)
8/27/16 – Floyd, VA – The Sun Music Hall @ Dogtown Roadhouse
8/29/16 – Ocean City, MD – Seacrets
8/30/16 – Ocean City, MD – Seacrets
9/1/16 – Akron, OH – Musica
9/2/16 – Detroit, MI – The Pike Room @ The Crofoot
9/3/16 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
9/4/16 – Green Bay, WI – Labor Day Event
9/5/16 – Toledo, OH – Labor Day Event
9/7/16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (supporting Ron Pope)
9/8/16 – Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theatre (supporting Ron Pope)
9/9/16 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre (supporting Ron Pope; sponsored by WFIV 105.3 FM)
9/13/16 – Omaha, NE – Reverb
9/14/16 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
9/15/16 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway
9/16/16 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
(9/17/16 – Shelbyville, IN – Private Party)
12/8/16 – Green Bay, WI – UW Green Bay
12/9/16 – La Crosse, WI – The Warehouse
12/10/16 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Live
12/11/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Nether Bar @ Mill City Nights

In addition to their website, visit their Facebook page, and remember to “Like” it while you are there!  Head over to YouTube to have a look at some of their videos. And follow them on Instagram to see the pictures and videos they have to share with you there.  You can also follow them on Twitter @MELODIME. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.

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