Bob Malone

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Bob Malone
Bob Malone at 2007 Hollywood Cure for Pain Benefit 2.jpg
Bob Malone
Background information
Birth name Robert Maurice Meloon
Born (1965-12-02) December 2, 1965 (age 51)
Origin Milton, New Jersey, United States
Genres Blues, rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Piano, organ, accordion
Years active 1990-present
Labels Delta Moon
Website www.bobmalone.com

Bob Malone (born Robert Maurice Meloon, December 2, 1965) is an American keyboardist and singer.[1] American Songwriter Review raves about his work, saying “when it seems like nobody knows the beauty and joy in real soul and R&B, the fun and the funk, along comes Malone with a new masterpiece.” [2]

He attended Berklee College of Music and funded his education through performing solo or playing piano for bands.[1] He moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and performed regularly at Croce's, a blues club.[1] He began touring in 1996 as he continued to try to earn a living from his music.[1]

By the release of his second album, Music Connection magazine had voted Malone one of the "best unsigned artists in LA" five years in a row. [3] He has been featured on NPR's "Best 5 Unsigned Artists in America" special.[3] Currently, Malone plays over 100 shows each year including performances in the US, UK, Europe and Australia.[4]

In 2010, Malone was introduced to John Fogerty and performed and toured with him ever since.[1] Bruce Springsteen joined the group during a set a Hyde Park, London[1] in front of a crowd of 75,000 people.[5] He has also played alongside a number of other musicians including: Neville Brothers, Al Green, Dr. John and Leon Russell.[5]

In 2015, Malone released his seventh album, Mojo Deluxe. It received many reviews and can be heard on over 300 stations worldwide.[4] Blues Rock Review explains this album as one where "the keyboardist whacks listeners’ ears to attention with the skill he has honed over a lifetime of playing blues, soul and rock ‘n roll, reminding us that real blues music comes not from the instruments but from the feeling behind each note."[6]

Awards[edit]

  • 1995 Boston Acoustic Underground Award (best male)[7]
  • 1996 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival new artist[7]
  • 1995 finalist Kerrville Folk Festival[7]
  • 1996 finalist Kerrville Folk Festival[7]
  • 1996 finalist Nappa Valley Music Festival new artist[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Darkest Part of the Night (1996)[3]
  • Bob Malone (1998) [3]
  • Like It Or Not (2001)[8]
  • Malone Alone (2003)[8]
  • Born Too Late (2005)[8]
  • Ain't What You Know (2008)[9]
  • Mojo (2015)[4]

Singles[edit]

  • "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" / "The After Christmas Song" (2004)[8]
  • "Halloween" (2007)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Gorden, Peter. "Bob Malone: Road Warrior". Berklee College of Music. 
  2. ^ Zollo, Paul. "The Paul Zollo Blog." American Songwriter. N.p., 20 Aug. 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "STORE | Bob Malone |". Bob Malone. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  4. ^ a b c "Bio". Bob Malone. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Limnios, Michalis (21 August 2012). "Bob Malone: The knight of 88 keys". Blues GR. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Roos, Meghan. "Bob Malone: Mojo Deluxe Review | Blues Rock Review." Blues Rock Review RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Bob Malone". World Folk Music Association. 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Bob Malone: Albums". Last FM. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Bob Malone". Discogs. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 

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