Bob Malone

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Bob Malone
Bob Malone at 2007 Hollywood Cure for Pain Benefit 2.jpg
Bob Malone
Background information
Birth nameRobert Maurice Meloon
Born (1965-12-02) December 2, 1965 (age 53)
OriginMilton, New Jersey, United States
GenresBlues, rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsPiano, organ, accordion
Years active1990-present
LabelsDelta Moon
Websitewww.bobmalone.com

Bob Malone (born Robert Maurice Meloon, December 2, 1965) is an American keyboardist, singer, and songwriter. Malone has lived in New York City, New Orleans, and Boston, and currently, resides in Los Angeles. As a solo artist, Bob plays around 100 shows a year in the US, UK, Europe and Australia. Malone has been featured twice at WWOZ Piano Night in New Orleans and has opened for Boz Scaggs, Subdudes, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, BoDeans, Dr. John, Marcia Ball and many others.[1]

Malone is currently a member of John Fogerty’s band and has played with Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Buffett, and Alan Toussaint.[2]

Malone attended Berklee College of Music and funded his education through solo performances or playing piano for bands. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and performed regularly at Croce's, a local blues club. He began touring in 1996 as he continued to try to earn a living with 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.[2]

In 2010, Malone was introduced to John Fogerty and has 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.[4] He has also played alongside a number of other musicians including: Neville Brothers, Al Green, Dr. John and Leon Russell.[4]

In 2015, Malone released his seventh album, Mojo Deluxe. It received many reviews and can be heard on over 300 stations worldwide.[2] 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."[5]

Awards[edit]

  • 1995 Boston Acoustic Underground Award (best male)[6]
  • 1996 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival new artist[6]
  • 1995 finalist Kerrville Folk Festival[6]
  • 1996 finalist Kerrville Folk Festival[6]
  • 1996 finalist Nappa Valley Music Festival new artist[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Darkest Part of the Night (1996)[3]
  • Bob Malone (1998) [3]
  • Like It Or Not (2001)[7]
  • Malone Alone (2003)[7]
  • Born Too Late (2005)[7]
  • Ain't What You Know (2008)[8]
  • Mojo (2015)[2]

Singles[edit]

  • "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" / "The After Christmas Song" (2004)[7]
  • "Halloween" (2007)[7]

References[edit]

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

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