Groovin' the Roots
Melon Jelly dishes out a foot stompin’ musical gumbo of funky grooves, retro rock, and bluesy Americana served piping hot from Southeast Texas! Featuring Stephen Droddy on drums, Jason McCollum on bass, and Mark Nesmith on guitars and vocals, the trio blends a love for old school traditions with a modern vibe.
Between the three of them there’s not much they haven’t played. A seasoned live performer and session recording drummer, Stephen Droddy has toured nationally and recorded and produced numerous artists. Stephen is endorsed by Ludwig Drums and teaches with Guitar Center. Mark Nesmith is an accomplished singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist. He’s performed as a solo artist and with multiple bands on stages throughout the USA including the House of Blues, the Levitt Pavilion, the historic Stagecoach Ballroom, and Remington Park Casino. Mark’s music has been heard on numerous television and radio shows including Fox 4 & the CW's Jim King of the Road Show and the long running syndicated series Texas Country Reporter. His artwork is found in more than 30 states and has been featured in national and international publications. Born and raised in SETX, Jason McCollum brings two decades of bass experience to the stage. He has performed throughout Texas with the bands Ultrasuede, Jag, Lazarus Bowl, and more. When the three of them first jammed together it was love at first groove.
Melon Jelly is currently recording their first EP and performing throughout TX. Sign up for the Jelly Roll mailing list to keep up with the band and be sure to like and follow Melon Jelly on Facebook!