“Malone has one of the most remarkable voices I’ve ever heard. She’s uniquely able to blow the roof off the place with a loud raucous number, and then to turn right around and whisper a soft song that will break your damn heart.” – PASTE MAGAZINE
A mainstay of American roots music for more than 30 years, Michelle Malone has built an award-winning career as a songwriter, road warrior, and modern-day guitar hero. Her music is ingrained in the sounds of the south, mixing the rebellious stomp of roadhouse rock & roll with the raw grit of blues, the holy-rolling rasp of gospel, the slow-motion swagger of country-soul, and the organic warmth of folk music. Proudly based in Atlanta, Georgia, she’s always worn her influences on her sleeve — but her music is unmistakably her own.
Michelle Malone’s musical roots run deep and wide like the mighty Mississippi river, twisting and turning through rock, blues, and Americana territory. Her music is influenced by the red dirt rhythms from her Georgia home – blues, soul and rock and roll. “Malone is a master at mixing blues and Americana music” (GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE).
Over the course of Malone’s 25+ year career, she has shared stages with artists from Gregg Allman to Indigo Girls, Albert King to Mississippi All-Stars Luther Dickenson, Jennifer Nettles to Brandi Carlile, released 17 records , and continues to gain respect from her peers. Her latest, 1977, a beautiful Americana album, was released in May 2022 to rave reviews: “a wealth of alluring and enticing entries that ensure immediate accessibility and could be considered Malone’s masterpiece. 4/5 stars” (AMERICAN SONGWRITER).
“Malone’s songs unfold cinematically and captures moments of human vulnerability, and her warm, inviting vocals tell stories of the exquisite intimacy of our daily lives.” (NO DEPRESSION).
Her powerful live show will take you on a journey from dirty back roads of the deep slow south to frantic bright city lights. Michelle “has the soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star wrapped up in one fiery bad ass” (NASHVILLE RAGE), and she’s “uniquely able to blow the roof off the place then turn right around and whisper a soft song that will break your damn heart” (PASTE).
Her live shows are upbeat and jubilant, engaging and satisfyingly soul stirring, flush with the raw energy and emotion that’s always been a part of her signature sound.