Michelle Malone is one of the original Atlanta bad asses. She (according to the Nashville Rage) “ has the soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roller all wrapped up in one fiery bad ass.” Michelle is playing with Lefty Williams Band tonight, and joined us for our 5GB series before the show tonight at Vinyl.
What’s the first gig you’ve ever attended?
My first concert was The Clash at the Fox in Atlanta. I got arrested…but there was a riot so they let me go 🙂
What is the best gig that you’ve ever played/performed?
Two totally different gigs….one was when I sang The National Anthem at The Braves Stadium for the 4th of July in front of 40,000 fans…I mean IT WAS FOR MY TEAM!!!…I was so nervous. I called my friend Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) and asked him how I was going to get through it because it was to be sung acapella..he said ” what leg do you keep time with?…just keep that one going!”…I did and I got through it, and it was awesome! Fly over and all! AND honestly, the best gig always my next one! I remain grateful.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Paul McCartney….he played everything i ever wanted to hear, from my favorite Beatles songs, to Wings, to his solo stuff. Amazing!
Gig you would most like to play?
Well I hear I have a lot of fans in Italy!…so maybe the Folkfest in Spilimbergo <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spilimbergo> !…I’ve always wanted to go to that amazing country…
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Anywhere with amazing sound and a lot of people….with: Mavis Staples, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young and The Stones…
Catch Michelle Malone w/ Lefty Williams tonight April 13th at Vinyl