|Origin||Clemson, South Carolina|
|Years active||1994–2001; 2008–Present|
Cravin' Melon is a rock band based out of Clemson, South Carolina, United States.
Cravin' Melon was formed at Clemson University in 1994 after the dissolution of two other local South Carolina bands, Doghouse and The Next Move. The band gained popularity on the regional live scene, and after a self-pressed EP and full-length, they signed to Mercury Records and released Red Clay Harvest, in 1997. The album spawned a minor radio hit, "Come Undone", which peaked at #37 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. The band's style and geographical roots prompted frequent comparisons to contemporaries and tourmates Hootie & the Blowfish and Edwin McCain. After a 1998 EP, the band was dropped from the label and recorded a final LP in 2000 before breaking up on May 19, 2001; a double live CD of one of their last performances was subsequently released. The band reunited in 2008 for a reunion tour that went very well. They are continuing to do shows in 2010. Lead singer Doug Jones released a solo album in 2007 Doug Jones Everybody Doug Jones. At their December 26, 2009 concert at the Wild Wing Cafe in Greenville, SC, the band announced plans to make a new album in the near future. The band has recently regained some of its past regional popularity, headlining several events including the 2010 Rock Hill, SC 4 July Festival, the 2010 and 2011 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival. Headlined the City of Greer Freedom Blast event in 2009.
- Doug Jones – Vocals
- J. J. Bowers – Bass
- Jimbo Chapman – Guitar
- Rick Reames – Drums
- Rob Clay – Bass/Vocals
- Gary Greene – Drums
- Chad Barger – Keyboards
- Cravin' Melon (EP) (1995)
- Where I Wanna Be (Seedless, 1995)
- Red Clay Harvest (Mercury, 1997) #18 Billboard Heatseekers chart
- Squeeze Me (live EP, Mercury, 1998)
- The Great Procrastinator (Seedless, 2000)
- Cat's Cradle (double live LP, 2001)
- Cravin' Melon Allmusic
- Billboard Singles, Allmusic
- Big Sky to bring rare rock diversity to USC. Archived 2007-10-06 at the Wayback Machine The Daily Gamecock, December 5, 2001. Accessed February 18, 2007.
- The Melonpatch. Archived 2012-09-19 at Archive.today Accessed February 18, 2007.
- Billboard, at Allmusic