In 1965, Melton and “Country Joe” MacDonald began playing music at Berkeley protests against the Vietnam War. Soon they were recording and touring as Country Joe and the Fish, performing at the ballrooms of San Francisco in the psychedelic music scene, and by 1969 had performed their classic antiwar anthem, “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’ to Die Rag,” at the Woodstock and Monterey Pop festivals. Since then, Melton has had an active career as both a musician and lawyer! He played guitar and sang in The Dinosaurs, a band of ’60s veterans that included Peter Albin of Big Brother and the Holding Company, John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Spencer Dryden of Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, David LaFlamme of It's a Beautiful Day, Jerry Miller of Moby Grape, and the incomparable Merl Saunders on keyboards. At VBMF14, Melton is joined by Roy Blumenfeld, original member of the Blues Project, and musical partner to Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, and Carlos Santana, to name a few. Also joining Melton is David Aguilar, who has played with Norton Buffalo, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Maria Muldaur, Lester Chambers, Nick Gravenites, and Bo Diddley, as well as his own band Tudo Bem. VBMF welcomes back The Barry Melton Band!