Monday, February 10, 2014

CD Review: Singer/Songwriter Rod Melancon Draws Up "Parish Lines"

From Louisiana comes singer/songwriter Rod Melancon with his sophomore album "Parish Lines." The album will be released on March 4th through Medina River Records and was produced by Brian Whelan (Dwight Yoakam).

The album begins with "Duck Festival Queen" as Rod feels the influence of his producer on this country opener. He gets heavier with the strong rhythm of "Marella" as he rocks the blues/country groove like a seasoned veteran. Rod shows his softer side with the gentle acoustics of "Curve Lounge," and draws up the classic country traditional sound of "South Louisian'." He plugs in his guitar to rock with the punk-like fury of "Wanna Go For A Ride" and gives his best Bruce Springsteen performance on "Cushing Avenue." The album closes with the Johnny Cash-style country/folk-storytelling of "Feathers."

To find out more about Rod Melancon and his new album "Parish Lines," please visit his Facebook page at

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