Rod Melancon: Road to Pinkville

Blue Moon Saloon ,  215 E. Convent St. Lafayette, LA 70506

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Dates: August 29, 2019

Time: 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM

“Pinkville” is the most me sounding record to date. I had the confidence and recording experience to speak up and create a record that is more of a concept than a bunch of random songs packaged together. There are recurring themes and the production is designed for it to all come full circle.
Working with Adrian Quesada and Will Walden played a big part. They respected and dug my vision. Prior records I felt as though I was the odd man out in the room. My ideas were shrugged off. Most considered too “far out.” They would pull me back from outer space and make a more “conservative” decision. Adrian and Will live in outer space. They “get” me.
I’ll always be proud of the songs I wrote on prior records but this whole thing was always meant to be a learning experience, every record and song leading to “Pinkville.” This was also the first time I recorded in the south. It was a nice feeling knowing I was only five hours away from the swamp lands I once ran through barefoot. Watching the sunset over the rice field behind my childhood home, wondering who I’ll be in ten years.