Mel Hughes


Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Harmonica.


Mel Hughes, grew up in the hills just west of St. Louis, Missouri. A public school teacher and High School wrestling coach for over thirty years, he now performs professionally as a solo act at venues in the Saint Louis area, Lake of the Ozarks and wineries in Hermann, St. James and Rolla Missouri.

Originally inspired by the iconic Americana/folk Artist John Prine, Mel's play list includes many others in the Americana genre as well as classic folk and country rock songs.

Mel covers songs written by John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Jason Isbell, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carl, Robert Earl Keen, Todd Snider, Chris Knight, Ryan Adams, Levon Helm, The Marshall Tucker Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Avett Brothers, and many others. He also plays songs by other popular singers such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.

“Although I have not written any of the songs I perform, they are all very meaningful to me. I love songs that tell a story and I feel I or someone I have known has lived all of them in one way or the other. My hope is that my solo renditions of these songs will inspire others to listen to the original artists that recorded them.”

Mel Hughes

Screen name:
Mel Hughes
Member since:
Aug 04 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Acoustic Guitar:
Vocalist - Baritone:


Accoustic Guitar using Bose L1 along with other equipment for bigger venues.