JAMES MARTIN - LEAD GUITAR

Originally a Metal guitar player from Waco, TX, James broadened his horizons by switching over to the Texas Country scene in 2008. He has been playing guitar since he was 15 years old, and has played with multiple Rock and Country bands including Late to Nowhere, Sul Ross Band, Station Creek, and now with Melinda Adams. His influences are Guns N Roses, Metallica, Pantera, Garth Brooks, and George Strait. (he likes to throw the last 2 in there for shits and giggles) James has always enjoyed playing guitar and writing original music, but "It's the thrill of standing on stage in front of a crowd that's enjoying your music, that makes it all worth it." 

(Photo by Mark Randolph Photography)

CURTIS BELL - DRUMS

Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan in a household of music filled with everything from Aerosmith to Randy Travis to Glenn Miller and everything in between. He started playing the drums when he was 11 years old in the school band. Shortly after he moved to Waco , TX in 2000 he formed a local Rock band. It was then that he developed a passion for performing and getting the crowd moving. His style has been influenced by Rich Redmond, John Bonham, and Mike Portnoy among others. He joined the Texas Country scene in 2008 playing for a band called Late to Nowhere with James, and in 2012 they both began playing with the Sul Ross Band. In 2014 he started playing with Station Creek on Guitar before moving back to his first love (the drums) in 2015 with Melinda Adams. He will tell you that it's his job to make sure the crowd is movin' to the music... and to throw a stick at somebody if they get too close to Melinda. LOL

(Photo by Mark Randolph Photography)

JARED SHAW - BASS GUITAR / VOCALS

Jared does it all, and has a very diverse repertoire up his sleeve. He has played with Indie Rock Bands (Blue Bear, Married with Sea Monsters), Event Bands (Fenix Theory), Jazz Bands, and a Pink Floyd Tribute Band before he decided to test out his Country Music chops. Jared is currently studying Information Technology at TSTC and stays pretty busy. He is also a very talented singer, and probably one of the wittiest people we have ever met. We're super glad to have him as part of the family.