Sat 10/27 7:30PM
Malina Moye has a pedigree to die for. She came from a family of musicians, and she started playing professionally at the age of 12. She picked up her father’s guitar when he was out of the room, and flipped it over, since she was left handed. He gave his blessing, and she’s been playing it that way ever since. Now she’s Fender Guitar’s first African-Amercian female, upside down, left-handed endorsee. And now she’s headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to honor Chuck Berry in this week’s American Music Masters program on Sat 10/27 at the State Theatre. Listen to the Cool Cleveland phone interview here.
She describes her own music as Led Zeppelin meets Sly and the Family Stone, and yet she talks about how Chuck Berry influenced her as well. Especially his guitar playing and showmanship, so obvious when she first saw him perform live as a child.
Next, she’s releasing her new single, “Kyotic,” featuring Bootsy Collins, sometime in the first quarter. She feels the new music business allows an artist to be a true entrepreneur, so she has created her own record label, and she charted with her first single by co-promoting it with a glamour calendar. Check out her “Rock and Roll Baby” video clip here.
Listen to the Cool Cleveland phone interview here.