WINNER: 2006 Singer Songwriter Album of the Year – Just Plain Folks Music Awards
“Blazing and beautiful. Burning and elegant. Subtle and expansive. Unique and timeless. Malone contains multitudes of rhythm, soul, jazz, blues, smoke and magic. He’s a pianist’s pianist; it sounds as if he’s slept inside a baby grand for years, so intimate is he with the alphabet of the ivories. [Born Too Late] is one for the ages.” AMERICAN SONGWRITER
“Take Tom Waits, Steely Dan, Dr. John, Louis Armstrong, and Harry Connick Jr., put ‘em in a drink shaker, add sweetener, and pour out Bob Malone…Though a bluesy streak runs through these songs, Malone, like Mose Allison, uses blues as a stop on the way to the jazz and elegant pop music that fuels his muse….Nimble playing and smart, sassy lyrics. There’s plenty to like here.” BLUES REVIEW
“Though he came from Jersey and has made L.A. his home for 15 years, the growly voiced, witty singer/songwriter crisply embodies the soul of New Orleans. Malone is truly a blast to listen to. He’s an exciting piano pounder, a heartfelt vocalist, and an insightful lyricist who deserves a wider audience.” MUSIC CONNECTION
“Another well written, well produced, well arranged Bob Malone album that includes great depth and texture, and excellent performances. A complex yet easily appreciated work of musical art.” ROOTS MUSIC REVIEW
Los Angeles based BOB MALONE plays over 100 shows a year all over the world, and he has opened for and/or played with The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, Boz Scaggs, Vonda Shepard, Arlo Guthrie, and many others. He was featured as a “One to Watch” artist on NPR’s Acoustic Cafe, as well as being on a Performing Songwriter Magazine Best of DIYs compilation CD. His music has been featured on Car Talk, and TV shows Dr. Phil, The Rachel Ray Show, Jag, and All My Children. “Born Too Late,” is being played on over 300 NPR and Adult Album Alternative radio stations, including steady rotation at XM Satellite Radio’s Bluesville and The Village. Bob is a three-time recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award for independent musicians.