Melodime has been busy this year performing over 125 shows throughout the continental United States sharing the stage with such well-known acts as Sam Hunt, Jonny Lang, A Thousand Horses and Sister Hazel. The Americana rock band hails from Northern Virginia and features band members Brad Rhodes on lead vocals & acoustic guitar, Sammy Duis on piano, organ and bass, Tyler Duis on drums, and Jon Wiley on bg vocals, guitar, mandolin and dobro.
The band recently release their latest single “Little Thing Called Love” exclusively on The Boot. The single is relatable to all who hear it however, the track was written for a few people in particular…Melodime’s very own loved ones. Fans can listen to the single here:
Not only has Melodime entertained fans across the country, the band has dedicated themselves to spreading good vibes through their uplifting music and charity work. The band’s charity, Now I Play Along Too, was founded back in 2014 with the mission of improving the lives of disadvantaged kids through the gift of music.
There are so many bands trying to do the same thing. But we want to do something with our lives beyond the music to show people that you don’t have to be famous to make an impact in this world” Rhodes explains.
To date, the foundation has provided musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children in the DC area, Florida and Haiti. The instruments, instructors and travel expenses are funded 100% by the profits of the band’s album, Where The Sinners and The Saints Collide, the Virginia Baptist Missions Board and the generous donations of fans.
Check out the inspiring recap of the band’s 2015 trip to Port-au-Prince here: