The mystery that is the music of the Louisiana bayou country has found few new artists who can honestly be regarded as champions of this unique American art form. There is a long ancestry of artists however, from the state itself, who have brought the music to the fore, like the funky country blues of Tony Joe White and the Cajun celebration of Doug Kershaw. Other than Lead Belly, few other artists have emerged from the swampy terrain of South Louisiana to national success.
Rod MelanconBut today, singer-songwriter Rod Melancon is finding an audience and building a legacy based
on his quarter century of life inside the parish lines of his hometown. His second full-album release, PARISH LINES, adds a new twist to Rod Melancon’s growing musical reputation. He still has an Americana base, but, with PARISH LINES, Melancon moves through country to a harder, alternative rock sound.