Michelle Malone performed in the Arrendale Amphitheater


Armed with a bottleneck slide, blues harmonica, and her signature soul-filled vocals, Michelle Malone rocked at the Arrendale Amphitheater at Piedmont College on Friday, Sept. 23.

Malone was born in Atlanta and grew up listening to her mother sing in the church choir every Sunday. When it came time to craft her own sound, she took those religious roots and blended in enough rock, folk, and blues to satisfy. The result is a high-spirited stripped down blend of rootsy acoustic slide, gritty electric blues and explosive vocals that harken back to the recordings of Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow.

Creative Loafing magazine named Malone “Best Female Vocalist” and “Best Acoustic Guitarist” and she recently released a new album, “Debris.” Her songs have appeared in the television programs “True Blood,” “Dawson's Creek,” and “Felicity,” and have been recorded for gold and platinum records by The Indigo Girls.