Compared to most musical artists in the Americana genre, Michelle Malone seems like a pair of distressed blue jeans amidst a sea of pantsuits. Unlike the surplus of self-professed rootsy rebels, one listen to this woman from Dixie and you know you’re hearing the real thing. A singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose music is informed by blues, country, and roadhouse rock & roll, Michelle Malone’s performances can go from contemplative and coffeehouse quiet to rowdy and “Twin Reverb on 10” loud at the turn of a dime, and her passionate, uncompromising style has won her a loyal following, especially in the American South. She’s a wild-haired Rock Goddess, political singer/songwriter, passionate performer with roots in church music – no single characterization tells the whole story. When it came time to craft her own sound, she took those religious and secular roots, blended in enough folk, rock and blues to satisfy, and came up with a rootsy high-spirited sound that brings acoustic and electric slide and passionate vocals together harkening back to the lost recordings of Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi and Lucinda Williams fronting The Rolling Stones.

On tour in support of her latest release, Slings & Arrows, Michelle Malone will be hitting the stage at The Secret Society, 116 N Russell Street, at 7:30 pm on Sunday, September 9. Admission is $15.00 in advance through Ticketfly.com or $20.00 at the door. 21 & over only.