Michelle Malone / Press

““Whether moanin’ at midnight and howlin’ at the delta moon, or serving up a steamy blend of Tom Pettyesque twang-pop, Malone’s the sexiest, most swaggering-est gal rocker on the g%#!dam planet right now.” — Fred Mills, Blurt magazine ”

“The first four songs on Moanin' Michelle Malone's new CD, Debris, are the four best blues songs you'll hear this year. It is, quite possibly, the best four-song combination ever put together in a blues album. These blues are guaranteed to bring you sheer joy."”

“ "Malone’s riveting wail and sizzling slide guitar blend sass and defiance with an authoritative presence exuding a spunk all her own."”

"Malone bursts forth like she’s got something to prove. She's mastered all the tools of the trade: hook-laden songwriting, a no-nonsense voice with powerful range, tough and tender guitar, and a memorable presentation. She's destined for greatness. A refreshing surprise of an album."

"Celebrated slide guitarist "Moanin'" Michelle Malone displays grit and skills that rival Lucinda Williams, Melissa Etheridge, and Bonnie Raitt. Debris finds the celebrated soul-filled singer delving into emotionally raw territory with one of the most epic breakup stories ever told."

“ "Malone has virtually perfected a style that is equal parts blues, rock, kick-ass attitude and sometimes startling vulnerability. Debris is like sing-along, foot-tapping, booty-shaking therapy."”

“She has the soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star all wrapped up in one fiery bad ass.””

Nashville Rage

“Stompin' Ground is, hands-down, the best Americana release from a female singer-songwriter."”

HARP Magazine

"...raucous and jubilant...somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Shelby Lynne comes Michelle Malone alternating between soulful ballads and rowdy, riffy blasters."


“4 out of 5 Bunnies "... on this loose and blues-stoked new album, the rough-and-tumble Malone embraces her inner Keith Richards while churning up those Southern roots with the vigor of Lucinda Williams."”

PLAYBOY Magazine

"Her lyrics ripple with Dylanish imagery and a fierce will to survive."

Mademoiselle Magazine

"The kind of singer and songwriter who can jolt things into overdrive."

New York Times

"One of the few young female guitarists finding a niche outside 'alternative' music."

Guitar Magazine

"A troubadour with grit and enough accessibility to warrant widespread acceptance."

Billboard Magazine

"Malone has steadily shaped music that is elegantly honest and genuine for over 10 years."

Curve Magazine

"An exceptional voice capable of smoking langour and howling catharsis."

Washington Post

"If the strong songs, crisp guitar work and soulful vocals of Stompin' Ground are any indication, we should start referring to Bonnie Raitt as the poor person's Michelle Malone.


“Malone wails like the devil's on her tail, but she isn't waiting for Satan to catch up before she catches fire"”

- Amplifier Magazine

"Sugarfoot is blues-based rock and roll, raw and rough-honed, a modern-day Exile On Main Street - except that it has exceptional songs."

Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

““Toggling between amped-up blues rockers, powder-keg acoustic romps and the occasional roots ballad, [Sugarfoot] boasts the same combustible spirit that fuels Malone’s live shows.””

Performing Songwriter

“Contemporary Southern rock doesn't get any smarter or dirtier than this. Poetic lyric command, relentless energy, and nasty slide guitar make Sugarfoot riveting from the get-go."”


"Top 10 album of the year - Malone's rich vocals blew me away. Great range - straight up slide guitar rock bursting with attitude that'll "drop you to your knees". It's pure ear candy with a shot of Bourbon."


"Adventurous, slithery and ebullient slide - sings and plays with cool confidence throughout ala Bonnie Raitt and Shelby Lynn

- Blues Revue