East Nashville roots rocker Mayday Malone is a band that makes no apologies for wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Americana music has become a home for those groups that are not easily packaged under a neat commercial label. Mayday Malone is one of those bands that denies convention. Somewhere between folk and rock and forged from the friendships of singer-songwriter Chris Moynihan, bassist Scott Martin, guitarist Randy Elliot and drummer Daryl Evans the group has built a reputation on the ethos that making music is a privilege, cathartic, and a hell of a lot of fun.
With songs that are steeped in working class sincerity the band attempts to make sense of the world they live in by telling their stories with an honesty that is reminiscent of such influences as a young Springsteen, John Prine , or even the Drive By Truckers. Moynihan’s gritty vocals and Elliott’s dynamic guitar work punctuate the more aggressive side of the band’s personality. With Evans and Martin providing the foundation, the group drives through songs of hard living, the consequences of such, and the hope that some day life will be more than just getting by. Listeners can’t help but feel the weariness of the foursome enduring the trials of the week just so they can cut it loose with some loud guitars and few beers on a Friday night.
With the release of their new album Red Dodge Charger the band continues to hone their distinct sound. With minimal production the band remains committed to the approach of capturing the song, not manufacturing it. Recorded in a small local studio in the ever popular East Nashville, the arrangements remain true to the spirit of the live show, while at the same time exhibiting the bands blue collar approach. The band is currently booking shows through out the south east in support of the new album.
Mayday Malone’s newest release has made it clear that they are a band that is making music for all the right reasons. This is a band that laughs and smiles with a guitar in one hand and a beer in the other. Playing music not to get rich or famous, but because life is hard and hanging out with your friends and sharing songs is a hell of a lot better way to spend your time than sitting on your couch watching TV.