Rod Melancon Releases New EP

Rod Melancon LA 14As you may have heard, Rod Melancon moved to a new label, Blue Élan, last year. We were sorry to lose him, but it was the right move for Rod, and we are happy to report that he’s still making great music!

Brian Whelan is still working with Rod as his producer, and the new EP, LA 14, is pretty rockin’, while leaning more toward Rod’s country roots. Rod’s songwriting remains strong on LA 14, still haunting, still swampy.

We truly wish Rod the best of luck with his new EP, LA 14. You should give it a listen. The full album is scheduled for release later this year.

Check out the first official video from LA 14.

The Americana Music Show features The Far West and Rod Melancon

We want to send out some thanks to Calvin Powers of The Americana Music Show for covering both of our artists a couple months apart.

Episode #183 includes an interview with Lee Briante of The Far West, and episode #199 finds Calvin interviewing Rod Melancon.

Those are a couple of great podcasts that, in addition to the interviews and music by our artists, also feature some good tunes from some of our other favorites, such as

  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Malcolm Holcombe
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Corb Lund
  • Eden Brent
  • Jason Isbell
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Luther Dickinson
  • Uncle Tupelo
  • Willie Nelson
  • Red Molly
  • and more!

We sure appreciate the support from The Americana Music Show for our artists, and Calvin’s support of good music in general. Be sure to check out the website!

KEXP Features “Duck Festival Queen”

Rod Melancon (photo by Micah Albert)

Rod Melancon

Many thanks to KEXP and Don Slack for including Medina River Records recording artist Rod Melancon’s “Duck Festival Queen” in their current podcast.

Included tracks are

  1. Nikki Lane – Seein’ Double
  2. Country Lips – Black Water
  3. Rodney Crowell – Frankie Please
  4. Rod MelanconDuck Festival Queen
  5. Sturgill Simpson – Turtles All The Way Down
  6. Wussy – Teenage Wasteland
  7. Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League – North of Alabama By Mornin’
  8. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – The Company Man
  9. Zoe Muth – Mama Needs A Margarita
  10. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison – Anywhere But Here
  11. The Delines – Colfax Avenue
  12. Star Anna – Annie
  13. Inly – In The Mornin’
  14. Chuck Mead – The Light Of The Day

Check out all the excellent podcasts at the KEXP website, where you can also download the MP3s, or simply press play below to listen to this one.