guitar, mandolin, Irish bouzouki, tenor and gourd banjos, mountain and hammer dulcimers, bodhran

Melissa DuPuy, a native of Greenville, SC, is a multi-instrumentalist and arranger with a background in classical music from Furman University and holds a Masters in Appalachian Music from Appalachian State. She plays guitar, both acoustic and electric, banjo, mandolin, bass, keys, and an assortment of tradtional instruments, including dulcimer, Irish bouzouki, bowed psaltery, and bodhran.

Melissa has performed onstage with artists including Steve Earle, John Hartford, The Nashville Symphony, The Chieftains and legendary music pioneers Bill Monroe and Doc Watson. As a recording engineer and studio musician she has played on or engineered projects for BMG, Curb Records, RCA Nashville, MCA Records, Capitol Records, Rounder Records, Sony/ATV Music, The Nashville Network, and CMT. In addition to her performance, Melissa served as producer, co-arranger and recording engineer for Legacy Christmas.