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Everyone Loves Guitar

We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players and behind the "sidemen" who make the wheels spin for artists worldwide. If you love guitar, stick around… you’re in the right place.

Jun 17, 2022

On this Michelle Malone interview: Getting a record contract from Clive Davis at Arista Records, and then walking away because the label wanted her to be “Joan Jett”... Moving from rebelliousness to awareness & gratitude… benefits and challenges of having your own indy label, stories about working with Albert King, Johnny Winter, Greg Allman & Chuck Leavell, and singing the national anthem at an Atlanta Braves game… favorite guitars, using her songs to work stuff out, and more. SUPER cool, really sincere convo!

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Michelle Malone is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, from Atlanta, Georgia. She’s released 19 LPs since 1988 - as a solo artist and with her band Drag the River. She has a new LP out, called 1977. In addition to her solo career, she’s also recorded on records and collaborated with Amy Ray (former ELG guest), The Indigo Girls, Tinsley Ellis, Drivin’ ’n Cryin, Greg Allman, Shawn Mullins, Little Feat, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Lonnie Brooks, ZZ Top, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Rory Block, Chris Whitley, Steve Earle, KT Tunstall, Shawn Colvin, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Joan Osborne & others. Her music has been played on major network television... and been recorded by Indigo Girls for which she received both gold and platinum records.

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