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|Birth name||Robert Maurice Meloon|
|Origin||Milton, New Jersey, United States|
|Genres||Blues, rock, singer-Songwriter|
|Instruments||Piano, organ, accordion|
Bob Malone (born Robert Maurice Meloon, December 2, 1965) is an American, Los Angeles-based keyboardist, singer-songwriter, composer and arranger. He was born and raised in New Jersey and has lived in New York City, New Orleans and Boston. Bob got a degree in piano performance at Berklee College of Music in 1987 and has made his living as a musician since the age of 18.
He has toured extensively as a solo artist since the early 90s, playing an average of 100 shows a year in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. He has recorded seven CDs since his 1995 debut disc “The Darkest Part Of The Night. His latest release, “Ain’t What You Know,” was produced by Bob Demarco and features Leland Sklar, Mike Baird, Lee Thornburg, Chris Trujillo and Marty Rifkin. Malone’s CDs have earned Top-20 spots on the Living Blues, Roots Music Report and Earshot radio charts, and are played on stations worldwide, including Sirius XM Radio, B.B. King's Bluesville, and NPR favorites Car Talk, Acoustic Café, and WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. His catalogue is distributed by Burnside Distribution Corporation.
Malone has also toured and recorded as keyboardist with John Fogerty since 2011. He is the keyboardist on the 2013 John Fogerty album Wrote a Song for Everyone – playing on “Mystic Highway,” a revamped “Lodi,” and John’s duets with Bob Seger, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban. Bob’s TV appearances with John Fogerty include The Late Show With David Letterman and The View.
Malone is endorsed by Hammond Organ USA and Fishman Acoustic Transducers.
He is married to musician Karen Nash.
On The Road
List of other artists he has opened for and/or played with:
The Laura Love Band
Austin Lounge Lizards
Trout Fishing In America
J. Geils & Bluestime
Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women
Average White Band
Strunz & Farah
Robert Earl Keen
ReBirth Brass Band
Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks
Roomful Of Blues
- The Darkest Part of the Night (1996)
- Bob Malone (1998)
- Like It Or Not (2001)
- Malone Alone (2003)
- "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"/"The After Christmas Song" (Single, 2004)
- Born Too Late (2006)
- "Halloween"/"So What If It's Halloween" (Single, 2007)
- Ain't What You Know (2009)
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