Michelle Malone (from the album Slings & Arrows)
Voice and guitar get a co-billing on Slings & Arrows, the recent release from Michelle Malone. The Atlanta, Georgia-based artist proudly wears her Southern home as a badge of honor, crediting Slings & Arrows as a ‘Georgia album’, Michelle explain that ‘I take a lot of pride in Georgia and the importance that Georgia music has played not only in my music but also in American music in general. Georgians such as Little Richard, James Brown, Ray Charles all laid the ground work. Without them, we would never have had Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones…there would be no rock’n’roll. Blues, Soul, and Rock’n’Roll all whisper into Michelle Malone’s ear as she translates the sounds into her own musical language on Slings & Arrows.
Sweet southern Soul gets remade on Slings & Arrows as Michelle Malone welcomes Shawn Mullins into the album when the pair partner on Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” as she shares co-writes on the album with fellow Georgian Randall Bramblett (“Fox and the Hound”) and singer/songwriter Eliot Bronson (“The Flame”, “Sugar on My Tongue”). A rattle of percussion introduces the advice to “Love Yourself” into Slings & Arrows as Michelle Malone scratches out Folk Blues with “Beast’s Boogie” and puts the future on notice with “Just Getting Started”.
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