Orb Mellon is the founder/guitarist of the seminal 90’s indie rockers and Sony/Epic recording artists Dirt Merchants.
Orb Mellon mines the raw energy of 20th Century American roots music, particularly whiskey fueled house party delta blues. Influences like Bukka White and Junior Kimbrough, Orb Mellon performs pure, sonically aggressive, and ever transforming original folk blues. Orb has performed extensively sharing the stage with David Johansen (NY Dolls), Daddy Long Legs, Charlie Parr, R.L.Boyce and Brownbird Rudy Relic. In 2018, Orb Mellon was a feature performer at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Orb Mellon has released 3 full length albums and 3 EPs and his work has been featured in regional, national, and international press and have been included in feature films and television shows such as FX’s “Justified,” the feature films “Kill For Me,”, “True Blood,” and “Extant” staring Halle Berry. Also CBS drama “The Good Wife,” the BBC’s “The Intruders,” and AT&T’s “Mr. Mercedes.”
Dave Robbins has been performing throughout New England with various Blues Bands for many years. Dave is a Master Blues Harmonica Burner extraordinaire and Vocalist with New England’s Trad Blues King’s “The Incredible Amplifires'”. Dave can also be seen as Harmonica player with Chicago Blues Delmark recording star, Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters eldest son!) when touring the East Coast and other parts of the U.S.
Together Orb Mellon and Dave Robbins are the ORB MELLON DUO. Enjoy!