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July 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

After an extremely well received Johnny Cash show, Matt Malone is back at The Drunken Poet!

Malone w/ Ash Jones (violin) will be performing songs from his forthcoming LP along w/ key tracks from Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed & many others x



Matt Malone is a singer/songwriter formed in the blues, country, folk and gospel tradition of the deepest south. His commanding baritone and masterfully crafted songs are often compared to the dark princes of musical history – Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Mark Lanegan and Nick Cave.

Malone has earned a cult following through his fire and brimstone performances in which he invokes a powerful vision of suffering, redemption and hope, whose work has received considerable critical acclaim.

Matt Malone & The Holy Spirits (Adam Casey, Henry Hugo, Simon Edwards, Katie Walsh, Ash Jones) are currently recording their forthcoming LP – For The Term Of My Natural Life.


‘★★★★, Cracked, haunted, fantastic.’
– The Sydney Morning Herald

‘(Matt Malone & The Holy Spirits) are stripped and bare in the outlaw country tradition, but with the menace and slow stabbing guitar of a Rowland S. Howard Special.’
– Samuel Fell (Rolling Stone)

“Matt Malone deals in dark, heavy and sombre music… his voice a gothic, stentorian and preacher-like baritone. There are obvious touchstones like Nick Cave, Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Johnny Cash who he absorbs into his death blues soundtrack of rattling strings, ghostly sounds and strummed wasteland ballads.”
– The Music

‘Whatever juju, alchemy or disturbed darkness that made Jim Morrison put on a pair of leather trousers & shock the world out of its apathy… Matt has got it!’
– Kim Salmon (The Scientists, Beasts Of Bourbon, The Surrealists)

‘Matt’s voice is a low rumble that makes the floorboards shake. And the words he sings can often give you the feeling that someone has walked over your grave. It all comes out of this blue of black that hangs off a body jerking & itching like it is possessed, frankly. The combination of all the above is both exciting & unnerving – pretty cool qualities in a story teller if you ask me.’
– Hap Hayward (The Dead Salesmen, The Underminers)

‘With his rich, deep voice & finely crafted songs, Matt Malone weaves an esoteric thread of dark beauty through the soul. Always a gentleman, Matt guides his listeners through a journey of love & loss that is as enigmatic as the man himself.’
– Wendy Rule


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July 1
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


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