Gibson Malone was born to play music, he was named before he was conceived and he was acquired in a strange trade for a 1922 Gibson A1 Mandolin.
After rejecting the guitar in favor of the piano at age 9 he gravitated towards the Boogie Woogie stylings of Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, playing with his father and other musicians in the band “Pancake 31” which was named after Little Richards makeup of choice and reported to be the secret to his success, it looked like his future was set. However after hearing Jimi Hendrix at the age of 11 he quickly switched his attention to the guitar, he played his first guitar gig at the age of 12 at the world famous Iridium Jazz club in NYC sitting in with Blues legend Kenny Neal.
His influences range from the playing of Hubert Sumlin, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Scotty Moore, to the singing of Howlin Wolf, Van Morrison and Jeff Buckley.
Since that gig he has played live on a regular basis with his band of seasoned NYC musicians at Caffe Vivaldi, Rockwood Music Hall and has been a regular at The Shrine World Music venue in Harlem where he plays to stunned audiences at least twice a month.
Gibson Malone not only has musical ability way beyond his years but he has a great touch and impeccable taste, its truly an uplifting experience to see him run through the classics and improvise through blues and rock formats and make them all his own.
A Telecaster in the hands of a 13yr old boy just might be the definition of RocknRoll but when that kid can tear it up like Gibson Malone things gets even more dangerous.