OnSouthern Gothic, Rod Gator (formerly known as Rod Melancon) brings the sound and feeling of South Louisiana's storied towns filled with conflicted characters; his Americana songwriting filtered through a swamp-like, country blend that often borders on the parameters of psychedelic-rock. Deep in the swamp lands of South Louisiana, found in the small towns off State Highway 14, along the Parish lines and the borders that dwell with the native sons of this often unseen heartland, there are stories waiting to be told. There are ghosts to conjure up in the night fires and bayou jamborees.
It takes a special artist to conjure up the soul of the land through song and story. Welcome to the world ofSouthern Gothic. It is a world that is uniquely Rod Gator, born and bred in South Louisiana. Gator has recorded a collection of songs that deliver the feel of haunted and hunted swampy, South Louisiana nights. Brian Whelan's production takes the purity of Rod's style, enhances and magnifies it. Each of these songs tells it's own story, from the inner hell of addiction to the loyalty of a family friend, to an inside view of tragedy, to the redemption found in a life-long love.