Rod Melancon

Rod Melancon

 La Verne, California, USA

Rod Melancon is from South Louisiana whose music dances with the fever of bayou nights, but resonates deep into the universal feeling of an artist keenly in tune with the roots of the country-Americana movement echoing the lonesome blues of Hank Williams and the outlaw heyday of Waylon Jennings.


Rod Melancon's musical odyssey began when he was 20 years old. He gave his grandfather a Christmas gift of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits. As Rod watched him listen, his grandfather began to shed tears. It was at that point he knew, he wanted to write and sing like Hank Williams. His songs reach deep into the soul of his Louisana heritage with a voice and style that is unique among young country singer-songwriter's today. His move to L.A. gave him the opportunity to work with some of the city's finest session musicians including bassist, Chad Watson; lead guitarist Vern Monnett; pedal steel player, Dean Parks and drummer Don Heffington. They have worked over a year at Richard Barron's Sonora Recorders in Los Angeles recording a collection of 11 original songs and a new interpretation of the Buffalo Springfield classic, "Kind Woman," which includes Herb Pedersen on background vocals, his debut album My Family Name is destined to be a classic by one of today's most original Americana artists.


My Family Name