Brian Ashley Jones and Melanie Jean
"Hit Me" - Original Song
"Hit Me" was written by Brian Ashley Jones, Donna Hopkins and Richie Jones.
"Midnight Rider" - Originally by The Allman Brothers Band
Based in Nashville, TN, Brian Ashley Jones and Melanie Jean are a Country and Blues duo who specialize in vocal harmony, lead guitar and bass guitar. Originally from Upstate South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Blues and Country tunes have been featured in film, television and radio and have been recorded by Greg Humphries, Hudson K, Donna Hopkins, Diane Michel, Christian Elvestad, Doug Jones and other performing artists. Originally from Las Cruces, NM, Melanie Jean is an accomplished bassist, singer and flautist who has toured with a variety of recording artists and earned her degree in music from New Mexico State University. Brian and Melanie have joined forces and perform internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, and music education programs.
Jones’ guitar chops and relentless touring earned him a nomination for Best Guitar Player in the 2023 Mississippi Music Awards and Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards. Brian has accompanied a diverse batch of artists on stage and in the recording studio including Grammy Award winning songwriter Jon Vezner, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Jerry Foster, Kimberley Dahme of the iconic rock band Boston, Eric Heatherly, Kate Purcell (Ireland), Caroline Aiken, Alice Wallace, Thom Shepherd, Sara Hickman, Donna Hopkins, David Gans (Grateful Dead Hour), Corinne West, Doug Jones, Donovan Roberts, Jeff Black, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Deep Blue Sun, Celeste Krenz, Wyatt Easterling, and Spuyten Duyvil.