photo by Rose Gardina
Boston Girl Guide features Michelle Malone for our Interview by the Fans Series
We asked Michelle Malone fans to email us one burning question they’ve always wanted to ask her! And from mid-tour for her Stomping Grounds release, here are her answers!
By TC Krentz
Fan#1: Is there a specific method/formula you use to write your songs or do you rely purely on inspiration to create?
MM: no, it's haphazzard at best- but it seems like i have to write music and lyrics at the same time. I work well under pressure…usually start writing in the studio or the night before to add to to the songs had time to write on the road.
Fan#2: Why on your live CDs don’t you have the Dolly Parton 9-5 cover that you played at both Fillmore & 2101 Champa in Denver? Will you ever put that on album? It was fantastic – and come back to Denver soon!
MM: that song is on a live CD- boot 4, and thank
you! And we
Fan#3: Are you ever going to collaborate with John Mayer again?
MM: couldn’t tell ya, but I would like to, especially on some blues.
Fan #4: When is your next CD going to come out?
MM: next year sometime.
Fan#5: Are you going to hit Boston regularly when you tour? I tour all the time - I get to Boston whenever I can-last year we got stuck there in the blizzard! So I will be there on Nov 3 at Harpers Ferry and then again next Spring or Summer, I assume.
Fan#6: Beside music, what are your other passions – what do you care deeply about?
MM: music is all there is for me- I like photography and running but I don't have time anymore for either.
Fan#7: What do you like to do in your free time?
MM: what free time?!
MM: when we finally made it to the Oklahoma border and into the hotel last night!
Fan#9: What is your favorite song you’ve written and why?
MM: I like Preacher's Daughter a lot right now- just seems to fit me like a glove these days and we're really enjoying laying it live. I am loving the bluesy swampy material these days- it sets me free and takes me back to my roots. It feels like the me I've always known.
Fan#10: Until there is a Michelle Malone /Behind the Music/ about you, tell us something interesting about your childhood!
MM: you'll have to wait for Behind the Music! Anyway, all the details are in the music- I got no secrets- so go listen closely to the lyrics.
MM: I'm always open to playing with my friends,
MM: I enjoy producing a lot, and I'd like to do more of it. I am currently looking for a new project/band to produce, but it needs to keep in line with the country/blues/ Americana theme. I don't see producing other bands becoming my predominate job over my own music/touring anytime soon.
Fan#14: I’d like to know if it’s boxers or briefs!
MM: it's nuthin, honey!
Fan#17: How long have you been playing with your drummer?
MM: 4 years
Fan#17: You guys rip in a super tight way on tour together!
Check out www.michellemalone.com
for tour dates & all other unsatisfied curiosities about her!