Malkum Gibson

Malkum Gibson

Jazz, Rock, Rockin Blues, Zydeco


 
“music inspired by tradition”

The link to my YouTube channel is

https://www.youtube.com/@malkumgibson/videos There are well over 200 videos. Music is Blues, Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass to Zydeco. I have many originals as well.



I started in 1970 being discovered and produced by MR B B King. Touring was a way of life for 55+ years. I have owned a successful recording studio, music company, music publishing and record labels. I was a Featured Artist for Hohner USA for 20+ years. I have worked with many of the great artists over the years. Opening for the Allman Brothers first tour as well as Taj Mahal. Performing with Buddy Guy and Mat "Guitar" Murphy and one of my all time favorites Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen, as well as Ray Charles, John Hartford and Leon Russell.. Zydeco greats Boozoo Chavis, Beau Jocque, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys, Wayne Toups and many more.



My show is by no means someone sitting on a stool or a human jukebox. Being wireless I work the room interacting with your patrons. It is a fun lively show with a mix of many genres of music. Using my custom music tracks it is as if a live band were right there. From my originals to my own arrangements of standard mainstream tunes. From great blues and rock for getting up on your feet to dance the night away to smooth jazz and swing for a nice brunch or just easy listening. All that and Bluegrass to Zydeco. Entertaining and interesting, fun, dancing or just enjoying a nice dinner with great music. Something for everyone's taste all in one 3 or 4 hour show. I look forward to being part of your music line-up.



Here's a few of my favorite press quotes;





Mr. B. B. King said of him “This guy is marvelous. He has a rare talent”.



“solid blues.. good shuffles.. good harp tone.. the whole band plays with good energy.. a lot of verve and energy”

Bruce Iglauer Alligator Records and Artist Management



“…like a semi parting the water on a city street. You can’t stop it. You just stand there and listen to this powerhouse on wheels.”

Ben Onmart




Walla Walla Washington’s Blues News says “Malkum is one of today’s best harp players whose lyrical phrasing and unique style set him apart from the pack.”



“….one that should please any fan of the old masters of the blues.”

JLE

Dirty Linen Magazine



“Harp, guitar, broken hearts and cheating lovers”, is how Texas Blues Magazine describes Malkum’s style of blues.





“…….energy-packed performance……will move and excite you like no other, electrifying performer.”

Guinness Castlebar Blues Festival

Castlebar, Ireland





“The folk-blues tradition lives in Malkum Gibson”

Ed Levy

Blue Revue Magazine





Rated ****

“…..soild, technically proficient and musically adept presence

……passionate harmonica….that would give Sonny Terry a run for his money”. A longtime vet of the music scene, Malkum does an excellent job on harp and accordion, and his vocals are both playful and soulful.

Bill Kisliuk

Blues Access Magazine



From A. Grigg, Blues Bytes - Graham Clarke, June, 20 2007:

Touring became a way of life playing and performing with the best bluesmen from opening up for the Allman Brothers first tour at Cincinnati’s Ohio’s Ludlow Garage and Taj Mahal’s first tour at Kelly Hall in Yellow Springs Ohio to performing with Guy Davis on tour in Ireland. From coast to coast, north to south and several tours overseas; one thing rings clear, “music inspired by tradition” and the tradition is BLUES! “so he is truly one of the White Blues Pioneers in the U.S.A. But, besides his pioneering, Malkum is probably the only Bluesman in the World who had his debut recording produced by B.B. King!” Malkum's harp sound is unique; he sounds like a cross between Junior Wells (1950s), James Cotton and Snooky Pryor with those high clear notes. His many years as an acoustic harp man show through with the occasional Sonny Terry-like melodic passages. He's got more stuff in his bag-of-tricks/styles than just about anyone else on today's scene. Malkum's harmonica work is enough to prove he's one of North American's Top Ten.
Malkum is one of the better vocalists out there too, so the main Achilles heel' for White bands is not an issue at all.




“This is foot-stomping, knee-slapping blues.”

Elite Artist Award

The Global Muse.Com



”Malkum"s beautiful voice and his tasteful harp playing, give out a magical combination of music that comes out from the heart.” La Hora Del Blues.



A longtime vet of the music scene, Malkum does an excellent job on harp and accordion, and his vocals are both playful and soulful. by Bill Kisliuk, Blues Access magazine



“America’s finest bluesman.”

LMB Entertainment

Clones, Ireland

Rated *****

“….music that dreams are made of, in my opinion. He really deserves some major respect.”

Scott Toothman

AMZ Music





“Superb harmonica work.”

The Saginaw News





“Band of the future.”

Matt “Guitar” Murphy





“Fine harmonica work.”

Record World magazine





“Malkum Gibson was outstanding in his various performances on the mouth harp.”

Vincennes Sun-Commercial

Vincennes, CA


Upcoming Events



Venue Date
VFW Post 4864 Citrus Springs
Citrus Springs
RED HOT BLUES ZYDECO ROCK JAZZ & MORE
Fri, April 26
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$0
Island Outpost
Crystal River
RED HOT BLUES ZYDECO ROCK JAZZ & MORE
Sat, April 27
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$0
Crystal River Eagles #4272
Homosassa
RED HOT BLUES ZYDECO ROCK JAZZ & MORE
Sat, May 4
6:00pm - 10:00pm
$0
Two Guys from Italy
Homosassa
RED HOT BLUES ZYDECO ROCK JAZZ & MORE
Fri, May 10
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$0
Roscoe’s Pub & Grill
Hudson
RED HOT BLUES ZYDECO ROCK JAZZ & MORE
Sun, May 19
1:00pm - 5:00pm
$0
Island Outpost
Crystal River
RED HOT BLUES ZYDECO ROCK JAZZ & MORE
Sat, May 25
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$0



Previous Events


Venue Date
Crab Shack on the Cottee River
Port Richey
RED HOT & BLUES ROCK ZYDECO JAZZ & MORE
April 13, 2024
1:00pm - 5:00pm
$0
Two Guys from Italy
Homosassa
RED HOT BLUES ZYDECO ROCK JAZZ & MORE
April 12, 2024
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$0
Crystal River Eagles #4272
Homosassa
RED HOT BLUES ZYDECO ROCK JAZZ & MORE
April 6, 2024
6:00pm - 10:00pm
$0
VFW Post 4864 Citrus Springs
Citrus Springs
RED HOT BLUES ZYDECO ROCK JAZZ & MORE
April 5, 2024
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$0
Roscoe’s Pub & Grill
Hudson
RED HOT BLUES ROCK ZYDECO JAZZ & MORE
March 30, 2024
4:00pm - 8:00pm
$0