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Casey Driessen interviews and jams with Kenny in Part 1 of the Fiddle/Sticks project

Kenny and Casey Driessen working on a ground-breaking fiddle/percussion project called Fiddle/Sticks
(Kenny appears at about the 2 minute mark)


Casey Driessen talks with Kenny about the project



Kenny demonstrates his djembes tuned to a pentatonic scale

Kenny Malone playing his 5 Djembes from Petey Schlatt on Vimeo.



Kenny and Darrell for Hippie Jack's video series

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The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (from 1986 TV show w/ short ad)

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with John Prine: Fish and Whistle (another song from same 1986 TV show but w/ terrible synch)






Live in North Carolina with Darrell Scott and Danny Thompson

"Live" in North Carolina with Darrell Scott and Danny Thompson CD




Acoustic Guitar
...astonishing vocal range, Scott goes from channeling Johnny Cash to bluesy to boisterous to high and lonesome...

Vintage Guitar
...Rarely have I heard a commercial recording with as wide dynamics or as detailed or articulated soundstage....





Abigail Washburn, City of Refuge
Banjo player/songwriter - This album went to #2 on the Amazon sales chart for country>bluegrass the week of its release, although most of it is far from traditional bluegrass. Regardless, the reviews have been spectacular.

CITY OF REFUGE Abigail Washburn CD featuring Kenny Malone on percussion
Listen at Amazon
"In her relatively short musical career, Abigail Washburn has covered a lot of ground; both physically and metaphorically. Bouncing between China and Appalachia has informed much of her musical output and influenced a body of work that goes far beyond the usual claw hammer banjo repertoire. Her Rounder debut, City of Refuge is a sublime marriage of old-time and indie-pop. On the album Washburn pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody's ever heard before. The album features My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel, The Decemberists' Chris Funk, Turtle Island Quartet's Jeremy Kittell, atmospheric jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, veteran Nashville studio percussionist Kenny Malone, Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor and Morgan Jahnig, Wu Fei, master of the guzheng, and the Mongolian stringband Hanggai, who managed to contribute ambient throat-singing from halfway around the world. The album was produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Tift Merritt, Mudhoney) and features the talents of multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, Kai Welch (Tommy and the Whale). City of Refuge offers an expansive palette of supple and modern textures resulting in a remarkably harmonious piece of art."
On Abigail's web site, there is a page devoted to profiles of all the players.


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