My KUTX: Rod Melancon

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

For Rod Melancon, songs are never just about the melody or the words; they evoke specific times, specific places. One song takes him back to the backseat of a grey Lincoln Continental in southern Louisiana, classic country ringing around his ears. Another one reminds him of cruising L.A. after midnight, falling in love with music that tells a story. This week on My KUTX, the Austin-by-way-of-Louisiana singer-songwriter is our guest DJ, digging deep into what these songs and artists mean to him. He’s fresh off a tour with Hayes Carll and the release of Pinkville–a narrative-filled album recorded by Adrian Quesada–and you can see him at the Paramount on December 31. But first, hear Rod Melancon’s My KUTX on Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m., or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Rod Melancon

My KUTX // December 7, 2019


1. Conway Twitty – “It’s Only Make Believe”

2. Ritchie Valens – “Come On Let’s Go”

3. Bruce Springsteen – “Candy’s Room”

4. Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Sinister Purpose”

5. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Here Comes My Girl”

6. Doug Kershaw – “Louisiana Man”

7. Freddy Fender – “Before The Next Teardrop Falls”

8. Link Wray & The Wraymen – “Rumble”

9. Kris Kristofferson – “The Pilgrim: Chapter 33”

10. Barbara Lynn – “You’ll Lose A Good Thing”

11. Neil Young – “Out On The Weekend”

12. Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters – “A Change Is Going To Come”

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