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Michelle Malone House DVD

michelle-malone-house-concert.jpg Thanks to the work of Nerissa, you can now see Moanin’ Michelle Malone – my favorite singer and songwriter – performing a private house concert in our home last October.

The whole thing was professionally recorded and is now available on DVD. This is a great artist — about to be Grammy nominated — showing her stuff to an eager group of my friends.

There’s some playful banter between Michelle and me, and she even plays an original song that she hasn’t recorded yet. Great entertainment. Great fun. And a rare experience.

You can read a brief description and watch a brief video clip from the DVD at www.createspace.com/240190 

Pass the word.

Ao Akua,


PS – I’m off to the airport. I’m being interviewed by the great Donny Deutsch for his CNBC TV show The Big Idea. I’ll let you know when it airs (of course!). 🙂 Learn about Donny’s show at www.cnbc.com/id/15838512/ If you’re reading my work, you should be watching Donny every weeknight. He’s inspiring.


Michelle Malone's Grammy

michelle-malone-dr-joe1.jpg My favorite singer-songwriter — who performed one of her amazing house parties for me recently — is being nominated for a Grammy music award. You can help her win it. Here’s what Michelle Malone asks in her recent newsletter:

After 20 years of recording and touring with other wonderfully talented Grammy winners like John Mayer and Indigo Girls, I finally made it onto the Grammy ballot with my 9th CD “Sugar Foot” –  I might finally win a GRAMMY!! 

And you can help!

I need your vote to remain on the contemporary blues ballot. Please help spread the word! It’s really important to me.  If you have any time to send out a few emails to any friends you may have who might be voting NARAS members, I would greatly appreciate it! Let’s win one for the independents!

*Remember, votes must be in by Wed NOV 7th**

In Gratitude,

Michelle Malone



“Sugarfoot is as raw, magnificent, dirty and low down as anything you’ll ever wanna hear in blues music – our blues-breaker CD for the week”
Dan “Elwood” Aykroyd, House of Blues Radio Hour

“Adventurous, slithery and ebullient slide – sings and plays with cool confidence throughout ala Bonnie Raitt and Shelby Lynn”
The Blues Revue

“Malone’s “Sugarfoot will take you down to the crossroads and send you back dazed, disheveled and half-naked

“Sugarfoot is a Top 10 blues release of 2006 –
Malone’s rich vocals blew me away. Bonnie Raitt you better start sweating now. Great range, too. She’s bursting with attitude and stomping like a prettier Janis Joplin  – straight up slide guitar rock that’ll “drop you to your knees” It’s pure ear candy with a shot of Bourbon.”      – The Blues Critic

“Dirty south, bluesy rock.  Sweet slide guitar.  You’ll feel the earth move under your bare feet – a Top 50 release of 2006” – Pop Matters

“Malone’s gritty, emotive vocals and sinewy arrangements that most emphatically define her. She 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 mixes grit, sass, soul and some sweet balladry into such a kick-butt collection, you’d think she was the daughter of George Thorogood and Susan Tedeschi.” -Star Tribune(Minneapolis)

“Generally stripped-back, but featuring terrific support, Michelle Malone is as well-rounded as she is supremely talented.”   –Hittin’ the Note


House Rockin' Blues

You can see five minutes of the Michelle Malone private house concert from the other night – with me on the harmonica with her — here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pHGkNBc_NTs or on my video blog here: http://drjoevitale.blogspot.com/ Enjoy. 🙂


Moanin' Michelle Malone

michelle-malone-private-show.jpg You know you’ve made it when you can hire your favorite singer to perform just for you in your own living room.

About one year ago I hired Michelle Malone, my favorite singer/songwriter, to perform in our home for a few close friends.

michelle-malone-dr-joe.jpg michele-malone-and-dr-joe.jpg I had her do it again last night. It was a wonderful evening of intimacy and creativity, and I even got to play my harmonica on one song with her.  michelle-malone-playing-harp.jpg