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Malina Moye

#RockGoddess Malina Moye announces new single “A Little Rough” dropping April 22 #MalinaMoye #ALittleRough

The is only one #rockgoddess and her name resounds across the globe, MALINA MOYE!  This exciting guitarist, singer, songwriter is one of the hottest products emanating from the #rock world as we speak!  Her new single “A Little Rough” releases Apr 22, 2014 to much anticipation and industry clamor…she promises it will be the musical ride of a lifetime…don’t miss it!

Find out more about Malina Moye, her music, tours and exclusive news via her official site

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Rock Goddess Malina Moye

Rock Goddess Malina Moye

Malina Moye: The hottest female guitarist in rock shares her story – Rolling Out. (video interview)


Flipping a Fender Stratocaster upside-down, acclaimed singer/songwriter/lefty guitarist Malina Moye fills a void in the entertainment industry. Described as a modern day renaissance woman, she’s a quadruple threat, carving out her own lane in today’s music scene as one of the few artists in history able to straddle both Rock and Soul genres. Moye’s musical narrative boasts an impressive resume that includes making history as the first African-American woman to play the National Anthem on guitar at a professional sporting event, all the way to performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute concert for music pioneer Chuck Berry. And recently, Malina was praised by Jet Magazine as “the highlight of the evening” after she headlined the largest peace concert on the west coast with Chaka Khan honoring the legendary humanitarian Stevie Wonder.

With an electrifying stage show, Malina delivers an intoxicating fusion of funk, and Rock. Her critically acclaimed LP “Diamonds & Guitars” reached number 35 on and iTunes respectively and a number 50 slot on the Billboard album charts, showcasing an eclectic pallet of music while preserving its mainstream appeal. Abroad and stateside, Moye’s Diamond & Guitars tour served her as an opening act with Robin Thicke, and legendary rock group Journey.

A pioneer among the new generation of lead guitarists, Malina is the first left-handed female player to be included on the legendary Fender Guitars’ impressive roster of endorsees and to also join the critically acclaimed 2012 Experience Hendrix tour. Furthermore, the songstress was featured in the UK documentary “Stratmaster: The Greatest Guitar Story Ever Told,” and Guitar World Magazine dubbed Malina the “female Jimi Hendrix” and “one of the top 10 female guitarists to know.” UK’s Blues and Soul Magazine touted Malina as having “…all the ingredients to shake the modern soul room.”

In addition to being on Sony’s writing team, Moye independently released her first R&B single “Girlfriend” through her WCE Records to great reviews and a number 43 slot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard chart. Then Malina followed-up with her second single “Alone,” which remained on the charts for 32 consecutive weeks. “Alone” peaked at no 9 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts and at number 27 on the hot 100. Rolling stone, Billboard Magazine and some of music’s hottest names have raved that Malina is “a ground-breaking artist who makes indelible impression.”

Malina’s humanitarian efforts include serving as ambassador for HRH Prince Charles’ Prince’s Trust for which she donated her single “Hustler’s Blues” to the Wilberforce 200 compilation CD. The record was one of the fastest selling soul CD’s on iTunes UK with all proceeds going to the Trust and UNICEF.

Cover girl Malina Moye continues to build a brand name globally, appearing in campaigns like Victoria Secret’s “Love Rocks” and shoe chain Steve Madden’s Music amongst other retail powerhouses.

English: Malina Moye performing at Conrad Jupi...

English: Malina Moye performing at Conrad Jupiters in Queensland, Australia for the Blues On Broadbeach Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Bobby "Blue" Bland at the Long Beach...

Bobby “Blue” Bland at the Long Beach Blues Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When one thinks of the blues in this day and age, the first name that usually pops to mind is B.B. King, and that would not be wrong.  However, blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland is one of the iconic figures in blues history and one of my first records ever, was a white ceramic 78 record with Bobby “Blue” Bland and Blues Boy King (later B.B. King) live at the Palladium.  I found it in a root cellar in a box with other records some of them the old 78 which was before the 73 1/3 albums many are familiar with.

As a youngster, I grew up with the sounds of my parent’s card parties and “grown folks” music, also known then as “belly rubbin music” and the blues where a HUGE PART of the musical fabric at that time in my early life.  Bobby “Blue” Bland had a signature sound that nobody ever duplicated to my knowledge and his choking style lyrical cutoff on the tune “I’m Sorry” which he and B.B. King played together with his orchestra is one that jumps out at me.

The blues world, nay the MUSIC world lost another great in Bobby “Blue” Bland who died at the seasoned age of 83.  Nothing will ever come close to that sound…I wouldn’t want anyone to even try; they would just ruin it.

Below is the Recording Academy statement on this Lifetime Achievement Award  recipient of the Grammy Award organization.  There just aren’t words…so they kept it short and sweet…

Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bobby “Blue” Bland was a prolific blues singer and balladeer. His signature performance style seamlessly blended a mix of blues, country, gospel, jazz and pop music to create his unique sound. He was a stylistic pioneer who influenced countless musicians across many genres, with a career spanning nearly eight decades. Our music community has lost a tremendous and legendary talent, and we mourn this loss with his family, fans and all those who had the pleasure and privilege of working with him.
Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy