Melody Pond is an Ozark-Indie-Folk duo made up of best-friend singer/songwriters, Candy Lee and Emily Rowland. They take turns backing each other up on their songs, both vocally and instrumentally. Though Candy and Emily are each talented performers in their own right, magic happens when they perform together. The pair have a been singing together in various band formations for almost a decade, perfecting their tight, seamless harmonies. Their sound ranges from fun and powerful to honest and tender. Rooted in the earthiness of folk, Melody Pond keeps it fresh by merging modern indie influences with throwback moods of funk, blues, and jazz. The duo has been compared to modern artists Rising Appalachia, First Aid Kit, and The Ditty Bops.
Melody Pond was nominated for the 2018 Country Music Awards for Best Acoustic Act. They performed on the main stage at the awards ceremony, alongside Colin Ray, performing Candy Lee's song, "Here in Arkansas," which was a finalist in the Song of Arkansas Contest in 2014. They have been touring the United States for the past three years. Melody Pond is signed to Bike Rack Records, an independent record label based out of Northwest Arkansas. Candy Lee was the 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Award Winner for Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist in a Band. She was also a Grassy Hill New Folk Finalists at the 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival. Candy Lee is the 2018 winner of the Ozark Regional Songwriter Showcase.