Bob Malone has toured the world for almost two decades having graced the stage with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, and Rev. Al Green.
In recent years, Bob Malone has had the privilege of being behind the keys for the legendary John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival and was featured on his 2012 album Wrote A Song For Everyone.
Besides Malone ‘s globetrotting endeavors with rock n’ roll royalty, he is also an accomplished solo artist. He recently released his latest solo record,Â Mojo Deluxe, via Delta Moon Records. The album has so much musical contrast and diversity, it shines a spotlight on the Malone’s multi-talented ability to turn his hand to anything and deliver.
Throughout Mojo Deluxe, Malone traverses the whole spectrum of blues from up-tempo, foot-tapping blues rock numbers like the opening track, “Certain Distance,” and the brilliant “Looking For The Blues” through to more traditional Delta blues. Bob pays homage to the late great Muddy Waters with a sublime rendition of “She Moves Me” which also features some incredible blues harp playing.
Malone’s spellbinding cover of “Hard Times” by Ray Charles and the heartfelt “Paris” transport you to an uptown Manhattan piano bar. He takes us on a walk down Bourbon Street with some funky New Orleans R&B on the likes of “I’m Not Fine” and “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time.”
In “Chinese Algebra,” Malone let’s loose with a display of piano mastery. He brings the album to a close with the beautiful “Can’t Get There from Here” featuring some stunningly soulful backing vocals.
With Malone’s latest offering, he has found his mojo delivering a superbly produced blues rock album packed with funk and oozing with soul.