Just as Johnny Cash captured
Just as Johnny Cash captured the Arkansas of his childhood and Springsteen brought Asbury Park alive for millions, ROD MELANCON has brought the sound and feeling of South Louisiana’s storied towns filled with conflicted characters. The sound is driven with a raucous blues that would make Lead Belly feel at home. Rod grew up in the shadow of Angola State Prison where the great bluesman made his home for many years.
His new album Southern Gothic is a journey into the dark-and often twisted-night of the soul. It is the restless yearning of a young, new South that has been represented by The Drive By Truckers, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell. With this fine new album, Melancon finds himself in their company and ready to take his well-deserved seat in the congregation as one of the finest Americana artists out today.
(Friday) 8:00 pm
The Locks at Sona
4417 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127