Melodime blends rock and roll, stunning piano melodies, and catchy guitar riffs with strong story-telling country roots and sing-along choruses.
Melodime, featuring Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums), and Jon Wiley (bg vocals, guitar, mandolin, dobro), perform over a hundred shows annually throughout the continental United States, all while running a charity, ‘Now I Play Along Too,’ which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children.
In 2019, Drew decided to conduct a little experiment for himself. He was playing music several nights a week in restaurants and breweries all around Richmond, VA just trying to pay the bills and was growing weary of playing the same old cover songs the same old ways to get a few nods from the bar every once in a while if he played the “right tune.” So he wrote a song with the may-I-please-have-your-attention opening line…
“I’m usually a pretty good guy, but I usually don’t get treated this bad…”
And heads started turning. Drew had discovered something powerful that somehow in over a decade of performing other peoples’ music he had never considered: he could write his own music. So after beginning to throw the fun pop song, USUALLY in the mix, he started writing other songs. Some boasted the same tongue-in-cheek-what-did-he-just-say flair and some hit on much more intimate themes that would become the MIGHT AS WELL EP. The southern rock fueled title track of that EP speaks of growing up in West Virginia and then taking another look at the state after having been gone for several years lamenting…
…it’s just like I remember but I don’t see how I used to see…”
This collection of songs that draw you in with compelling lyrics and carefully crafted melodies features UNAMERICAN JESUS which tackles the complicated relationship between violence and religion in America…
“Preacher, can I get a gun? Well, who do you wanna shoot?”
And the aggressive THE ONE YOU SHOULD FEAR which dares (and warns) the oppressors of the world to underestimate the marginalized…
“I don’t know what you think you see when you turn your head and stare at me but you couldn’t be right…”
Drew is only beginning this journey of song-creation and we’re sure the best is yet to come.
This acoustic alternative rock soloist, Mike Richards released his first live self-titled, 5-track EP back in August of 2015. Based in Washington D.C., he has toured the country playing from coast to coast. Mike has been performing in rock bands and acoustically since the age of 14.His roots stem from a heavy influence of 90’s alternative mixed with some acoustic rock. His influences through the years have been the likes of Incubus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Prince, and The Beatles. He began this project after the split of The Offset, a former Washington DC based rock band that opened for the likes of The Wailers and Frankie Munoz’s band “You Hang Up”.
Since starting A Note Two Self, Mike has been signed to a small label based in Phoenix Arizona and has been performing around the nation for local clubs and festivals such as the Atlantic City Beer Festival with names such as the Dropkick Murphy’s and Streetlight Manifesto. He also performed in the 2017 Chicago IL and Columbia MD legs of Vans Warped Tour. His tour route for 2018 will include the final run of Vans Warped Tour, the Prescott Valley Fair in Phoenix AZ, and various other locations around the East Coast TBA.
Bailey Hayes is a 24-year-old solo acoustic artist. He has been performing his whole life, but playing shows out at breweries, wineries, pubs, restaurants, weddings and more for 2 years now. His setlist contains an eclectic range of music … anywhere from country, to classic rock, to pop/soul, to folk, original music and more! The energy and melodies that he brings to his live shows will get you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, and maybe even get you on the dance floor!
Featuring a hot husband and wife duo, DRIVE IN RIOT takes pride in performing over 3 albums of Kris Abe’s originals, and many greatest hits. Our sound echoes the legacy of Rock music’s finest, such as Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zepplin, CCR, Train, ZZ Top, and the Allman Brothers, laced with Country and Blues.
Keeton is a Washington, DC cover band that plays a wide variety of your favorite 90s alternative hits. Pearl Jam, Weezer, Foo Fighters, New Radicals, Eve 6, Better Than Ezra, Green Day — keeton covers them all and many more. keeton’s show will take you on a musical journey through the decade of the Internet, Nintendo, the Macarena, and Jurassic Park. With their wide array of upbeat, energetic songs, high octane guitar riffs, and strong vocal harmonies, keeton will get the party started and keep you dancing and singing along to those songs you love, but forgot you love. keeton — “90s and alternative for the people”.
An archaeologist by day, Joe brings a skilled energy to the Alternative and Neo-folk music scene by night. He takes inspiration from a mix of artists like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Muddy Waters, Jon Foreman, and Needtobreathe, just to name a few.
Joe got his start in Silvertongue, a hard rock band best known for winning Washington D.C.’s “Next Big Thing” Battle of the Bands in 2010. He’s since channeled his energy and passion into being a solo acoustic artist and contributing member of Signal Hill Band.
Along with performing original songs, Joe covers artists ranging from the Lumineers to Goo Goo Dolls to the Zac Brown Band. He is local to Northern VA.
The Thistle Brothers (Cameron and Devin) are a brotherly duo making music for a cause. Each single that they release is connected to an organization that helps to make the world a better place, and the money made from the singles (through streams, purchases and donations) is sent to the organizations. They hope that their music can not only please the ears of their listeners, but also help to make the world a better place alongside the organizations that their music is connected with.
JParis Rock Band was born out of a group of individuals with great ambition and a positive outlook on their musical journey. Ever since they came together in 2000, they’ve found great joy and satisfaction in making music and sharing it with fans and people all over the world. JParis has built a broad fan base in the region — fans with the kind of devotion and enthusiasm usually reserved for major acts with mainstream support. For anyone who has ever been to a JParis show, it’s easy to understand why. The energy and personality of JParis are contagious, and they connect with the audience unlike any other local band in recent memory
Rick Schaffer is part of The Jangling Reinharts. THE JANGLING REINHARTS came together to provide roots-rock music largely forgotten by other bands. Think: The Band meets Van Morrison and they go out to Stephen Stills’ house and listen to the Monkees while watching a Barenaked Ladies video. This melting pot of music describes what they are all about.
A Maryland native, Shane Gamble embodies what it means to be a working musician. Shane attacks his guitar with passion and sings jangly songs about the good times with a distinctly American feel. Close your eyes and imagine if Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen were to emerge now on Country radio, then added a modern twist…that’s Shane.
Anthony Gill is a local singer/songwriter who has been performing between Richmond and Northern Virginia for several years. His unique interpretation of classic Rock, Blues, R&B and Country classics has made him one of the most original live performers around. Sit back, relax, and enjoy while Anthony brings his unique style and energy to Farm Brew Live.
Vocalist and Guitarist John Schreiner leads the band Schreiner, a rock/blues/acoustic act from the Washington DC metro area. Schreiner is capable of performing covers & original songs as a trio/duo/solo act up to 5hrs in length. Schreiner formed in 2018 and has performed over 200 shows in and around the DMV region to include Mastros DC, Jammin Java, Ivy City Smokehouse, Sollys DC, Crafthouse, Wort Hog Brewery, and numerous other venues.