Live In Studio: Michelle Malone Plays Foot-Stomping Tunes

Michelle Malone, left, and Trish Land perform in the WABE studio.
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Michelle Malone performs on “A Closer Look,” and talks with Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer

Michelle Malone was born in Atlanta and grew up in a musical family.  Those may be a couple of the reasons she has been a big part of the city’s music scene for more than two decades.  

She has performed with musicians who are known far and wide – from Elton John, to members of Sugarland, to the Indigo Girls.  Malone has also shared the stage with – and influenced – many performers on the local scene.

She has a new solo album, titled “Stronger Than You Think,” on her own record label.  That has presented her with the challenge many independent musicians face these days:  how to reach audiences both old and new.  

Michelle Malone and her percussionist Trish Land stopped by the WABE studios to play some songs – two new tunes and an old favorite – for “A Closer Look.”  She talked candidly with Denis O’Hayer and Rose Scott about her career, the music business and life itself.