Los Angeles based Americana singer/songwriter Rod Melancon moved to California from his home state of Louisiana to pursue acting, but luckily for us he picked up a guitar along the way and started writing songs! Ten years later he's just released his fantastic new record, "Southern Gothic."
The gangster of Americana himself, Justin Townes Earle, stops by the "Walking The Floor" studios for a chat about his new record, growing up in Nashville, running away into the hills of East Tennessee as a teenager, and more!
Austin-based honky-tonker Sunny Sweeney has written more songs than she'll probably ever be able to record, and she didn't even start playing music until after college! Among other things, we get deep into the glitz and glamour of touring in a van (and stopping at many a Starbucks along the way).
On the eve of her debut record release, Jade Jackson runs us through small town California life, growing up without the internet, being discovered by Mike Ness (Social D), and more!
Jaime Wyatt's great-grandparents were country musicians in Bakersfield, CA which means that she has a direct bloodline connection to the Bakersfield Sound!! On top of that we had a lovely chat, topped off by her acoustic rendition of "Your Loving Saves Me" from her recent album "Felony Blues."
For a guy that got a late start in music, Sam Outlaw has wasted no time in making his mark in the world of Americana, as evidenced by his fantastic new record, "Tenderheart" and the Hank Williams tune he croons at the end of this interview.