Seattle Washington singer/songwriter, Roddan, is a talented acoustic and electric guitarist, who draws his musical influences from Folk, Americana, Blues, Rock, and Modern Country. Roddan has recently released his debut album, ‘Music House’.
‘Music House’ is eleven original tracks, recorded in Austin Texas, where Roddan worked with SXSW award-winning producer, Rick Del Castillo, as well as several A-list artists in the Austin area. Mastering was completed at Yes Master Studios, in Nashville.
Scott Roddan is no stranger to music, having been the lead guitarist with several artists in the Pacific Northwest, but this is his first venture into writing and singing as a solo artist – long overdue in our opinion! From the first song of the album, ‘Cross To Bear’, we are struck by how personal the songs are, and how passionate an artist Roddan is. With a sound that’s somewhere between Steve Tyler, The Eagles, and Creedence Clearwater Revival (with a touch of Crosby Stills and Nash), Roddan’s expert guitar and gravelly drawling vocals make this a very memorable album.
‘Bitter Pill’, the third song on the album, starts out sounding a bit like Lynard Skynard’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, and from that reference and the other names already mentioned, you get some idea of the style of the music. Soaring fiddle and honkytonk piano make this a foot-tappingly fabulous song.
‘Rain’s Coming Down’, is a chain-filled ball of emotion – spiky and passionate, with tender strings and other instrumentation – not to mention female accompaniment, the perfect counter-point to Roddan’s vocals.
Roddan will be performing at Empire Control Room, in Austin, Texas, on April 23, and Huckleberries Bistro in Spokane, Washington, on May 27. Keep an eye on his website for further dates. You can also find Roddan online on Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, and YouTube. ‘Music House’ is available to download from CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon. Stream it on Spotify: