Sunday, May 17, 2015

MICHELLE MALONE RELEASES NEW CD JULY 14TH AND TO TOUR WITH INDIGO GIRLS

Photo credit: Dieter Rosenbaum

Michelle Malone is pleased to announce her upcoming record release and tour with the Indigo Girls. This Atanta native has spent the better part of 2014/2015 workshopping a collection of new gems for her 13th release “Stronger Than You Think”.

Malone and Gerry Hansen produced these 12 songs of strength, courage and Georgia ass-whooping. Kristian Bush co-wrote and appears on “When I Grow Up” and Amy Ray co-wrote and appears on “I Don’t Wanna Know”.



Michelle Malone defies easy description. Wild-haired Rock God, political singer/songwriter, passionate performer with roots in church music–no single characterization tells the whole story. Over the course of Malone’s decades-spanning career, she’s collaborated with artists from Steve Earle to ZZ Top, released more than a dozen records and gone indie when it still took guts. Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, Michelle Malone artfully balances her penchant for ripping it through the roof with masterful lyrical introspection and vocals that range from sublime to raucous.

Michelle is an award winning musician and songwriter who has been playing her Americana folk blues alt country rock and releasing albums  for over 20 years. A southerner by birth, Malone now calls Decatur, GA home. Known for her explosive live performances, she has toured, written and/or recorded with John Mayer, Emmylou Harris, Dave Matthews, Indigo Girls, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush to name a few. She has graced stages in Germany, France, Switzerland, Mexico and Australia and has performed in every state in America.

BIG Heart + rough edges = MALONE.

TOUR DATES

7/17 Minneapolis, MN Weesner Amp Zoo

7/18 Eau Claire, WI Eaux Claires Festival

7/19 Madison, WI Capitol Theatre

7/21 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

7/23 New York, NY City Winery

7/24 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center

7/25 Westhampton, NY Westhampton Beach PAC

7/26  Camden, NJ (Philly) XPoNential Music Festival in Wiggins Park

7/28 Vienna, VA Filene Center @ Wolf Trap

7/29 Selbyville, DE Freeman Stage Charlotte, NC Evening Muse

THE PRESS RAVES...

"From bluesy growling to sweet crooning, Malone shows remarkable range on her new record. A breakout hit waiting to happen." - PASTE MAGAZINE

"Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, Malone artfully balances her penchant for ripping through the roof with masterful lyrical introspection - sublime to raucous. - GUITAR WORLD

"The kind of singer and songwriter who can jolt things into overdrive." - NEW YORK TIMES

"raucous and jubilant - somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Shelby Lynne comes Malone alternating between soulful ballads and rowdy, riffy blasters." - ROLLING STONE

"4 out of 5 Bunnies "... on this loose and blues-stoked new album, Malone churns up those Southern roots with the vigor of Lucinda Williams while embracing her inner Keith Richards." - PLAYBOY

The soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star all wrapped up in one fiery bad ass.” -NASHVILLE RAGE

”A proper American cocktail best drunk straight up.” - BILLBOARD

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