Mayday Malone is a four-man band from East Nashville, TN, and whether you classify their sound as Americana, American Roots, Electric Folk, or "The Drive-By Truckers with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young along for the ride", you're right. They've been featured on Lightning 100 (Nashville's Independent Radio), VRadio Nashville, The Blue Plate Special Radio Show, and have just released their full-length debut album "Weathered" on June 27, produced by Dave Coleman.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Mayday Malone delivers a blend of original material and familiar cover songs to create an experience anyone can love. The band prides itself on making sure no two sets are the same. Their high-energy live shows give a fresh new feel to the nostalgic sound of classic folk rock from the 70's. The witty narratives in their original songs tell tales of love, loss, and sometimes murder that are sure to keep audiences captivated. If you're looking for a band to bring the true roots rock vibe of Americana music, it doesn't get any better than Mayday Malone.
In the great tradition of American roots bands such as The Band, Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, Son Volt, and The Drive by Truckers, East Nashville’s Mayday Malone has built their sound on the working-class American experience and musical camaraderie.
Mayday Malone initially came to life as a side project for East Nashville music scene veterans Chris Moynihan, Daryl Evans, John Miner, and Scott Martin, yet within a short time their chemistry began to shape Mayday Malone into a sum far greater than its parts. The ethos of Mayday Malone is simple – perform authentic, well-crafted songs and let the unique personalities, vocals, and playing styles of each band member speak for themselves.
Moynihan spins witty narratives, detailing peculiar but familiar characters and their everyday existence in the American folk tradition; however, Moynihan’s wailing harmonica figures, Miner’s soulful lead guitar, Martin’s melodic bass, and Evans’ driving, expressive drums provide a unique backdrop, layered with harmony vocals, that puts Mayday Malone’s unique twist on the traditional folk narrative.
The band is quickly garnering strong buzz for their engaging and entertaining live performances – no set list is ever the same twice, and song performances are open to many different interpretations.
Mayday Malone’s independently-produced EP, The Helmwood Sessions Volume 1, was released in 2012 and remains a brisk seller at their live appearances. Their full-length debut album, Weathered, was produced by Dave Coleman and released June 27, 2014.
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide full sound for any performance, but that would include additional costs. We are flexible and able to adapt to just about any situation. Please contact us if the venue/event is providing the sound system, and we will send a stage plot that details our preferred setup.
Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
Birthday - The Beatles
Driving My Life Away - Eddie Rabbitt
Drunken Sailor - The Blaggards
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young
Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
I'm Goin Down - Bruce Springsteen
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Rainy Day Women #12 & #35 - Bob Dylan
Rockin In The Free World - Neil Young
The Shape I'm In - The Band
Whiskey River - Willie Nelson
Willin - Little Feat
Your Love - The Outfield
Don't Hold on Too Tight
Drag the River
Heaven in the Kitchen
Nashville to Jesus
No Sign of Rain
Rock and Roll Me
Small Town Bar
Weight of the Load
When My Time Comes
Influences & Inspiration
The Band, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell, Sun Volt, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Old 97s, Johnny Cash, Jerry Reed, Merle Haggard, and many many more.
3 Vocal Mics
1 Kick Drum Mic
1 Snare Drum Mic
1 Overhead Drum Mic
2 Instrument Mics
1 Instrument D/I
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