"Westgate' is equal parts talking blues and bar-band Southern rocker. Melancon glues both halves together with a voice that’s every bit as punchy and pockmarked as the song’s protagonist." -Rolling Stone
Rod Melancon looks a little bit like a '50s throwback -- a combination of James Dean, Johnny Cash
and Elvis Presley
-- and the Louisiana native does have some echoes of classic country and early rock & roll. He's also a thoroughly modern singer/songwriter, taking us further into the light and darkness of his own poetic vision based on tales of the people of his South Louisiana homeland.