Dave and Tommy Malone, two of Louisiana's greatest guitarist-singer-songwriters, have joined forces to form one of the most exciting new lineups in American music. Both men have spent most of their adult lives in legendary bands, but when Dave's band "The Radiators" called it quits in June of 2011 and Tommy's band "The Subdudes" decided to go on hiatus, the stage was set for the long awaited Malone Brothers band.
The two had grown up in Edgard, Louisiana, and after high school they moved to their birthplace...New Orleans... and formed Dustwoofie, a popular band among Tulane University students. The brothers later worked together in groups such as the Malone Rangers and Monkey Ranch but their current collaboration is their most fully realized musical entity yet. The brothers are both superb accompanists as well as leaders, making their trade-off even more exciting. Separately and together they have written numerous great songs recorded by their own bands and other world famous musicians and are revered for their guitaristic excellence. The combination is a musical experience that fans of both men have wanted to hear for years.
Roy Jay Band
Expect to be surprised. While the Roy Jay Band has a signature sound, you never know where the music might take you. Every night, RJB’s cast of experienced improvisers travels to new places and carries the crowd along. Each live performance is an adventure. And while fans can count on hearing some staples, they should also prepare for the unexpected--whether a favorite cover or a new original. Drawing from the wide swath of American-music styles, RJB performances have become, at turns, forays into rhythm-and-soul, gritty blues-rock, lithe funk-jazz, and even the occasional free-form psychedelic freak-out--all tied together by the seasoned ensemble. On the heels of recent tours supporting venerable acts including Little Feat, Donna the Buffalo, and The Radiators, the Roy Jay Band is poised to continue bringing its unique brand of music to an ever-growing national audience. As one new fan from the Charleston, SC area wrote, “The Roy Jay Band show was everything that was promised--and more.… [If] you live within driving distance of where they're likely to play, take a good friend's advice and GO! Wonderful human beings and wonderful music. Get it while you can.”