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Americana Songwriter Rod Melancon's Rugged Voice Uncovers Lonliness, Love and Vulnerability

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 08.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Suzanne O'Keeffe

Rod Melancon's deep rumble of a voice sounds as tumbled as Waylon Jennings. It's as if he's done a lot more living and soul steeping than you'd ever know -- and he's only 22 years old.

Too Real to Be on Radio -- Roots Music Rescues Los Angeles

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 10.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Suzanne O'Keeffe

Tucked into thrown-away nights and abandoned time slots -- far from the droning anonymous dance scene -- the Americana / hillbilly / country shows have been the musical lifeboats of Los Angeles.

Free Spring Festivals In Los Angeles

| Michael Berick | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of City's Best. By Michael Berick As March sees its final days and April makes its arrival, there are more signs of spring. This ...