Bill Malchow - News Bill Malchow - News en-us Solo Piano at the Maple Leaf http://www.billmalchow.com20231109#1254
Posted: Thu, Nov 9, 2023 11:30am
Category: Video

Thu, 09 Nov 2023 11:30:00 -0500
New Orleans Magazine http://www.billmalchow.com20230421#1237
Posted: Fri, Apr 21, 2023 12:28pm
Category: News

My April 13th show at the Maple Leaf Back Bar received a nice write up in New Orleans Magazine. "Being in the presence of those who can make a piano sound like a smile brings sunshine too, even on dark days."

Thank you Errol Laborde!   You can read it here.

Bill Malchow at Maple Leaf

Fri, 21 Apr 2023 12:28:00 -0400
Rory Danger Pics http://www.billmalchow.com20230420#1236
Posted: Thu, Apr 20, 2023 12:23pm
Category: News

I had a blast being back in New Orleans for the 2023 French Quarter Fest.  I hadn't been back since 2019!  Here is a nice write up from Jay Mazza on Sunday's Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers performance.   What a special town!

Thu, 20 Apr 2023 12:23:00 -0400
Fat Tuesday in Brooklyn http://www.billmalchow.com20230215#1235
Posted: Wed, Feb 15, 2023 11:55pm
Category: News

Hi All, 

 I've been having a great time playing St Mazie Bar & Super Club in Williamsburg. Good food and a gourgeous room.  So I'm uper excited to hold the "Krewe of Wig" Mardi Gras party and wig contest there this year.    Wigs are optional but strongly encouraged.  There will be NOLA flavors and libations on hand along with music by Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars. Hope you can make it out!  We start at 7:30.  Reserve a table HERE


Wed, 15 Feb 2023 23:55:00 -0500
A Taste of Dr John's Gumbo 50th Anniversary Celebration http://www.billmalchow.com20220426#1214
Posted: Tue, Apr 26, 2022 7:12pm
Category: News

Gig promo

Well Part 2 of the previous post on Dr John's Gumbo is I will be performing it all live in New Orleans on Wed May 4 between the jazzfest weekends.   It will take place at a new to me venue/brewery called Zony Mash Beer Project.   A shout out to the owner, Adam, who is very supportive of live music over there and encouaged me to do it up.  The pics of the venue look great and the feedback I’ve gotten from local musicians has been A+.  

This gig started with Will Bernard and I looking to do a “duo gig or something” on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Zony Mash expressed some interest and it just snowballed into this.  Once I figured out it was the 50th Anniversary (4/20/92) of it's release I knew I had to ask the original drummer Freddie Staehle to join us.  I'm glad I did. He's 78 and still pulling 8 hour doubles on Bourbon Street without breaking a sweat.  He's super kind and put up with all my super geeky fan type questions.   He was also the drummer on Dr John's grammy winning CD Going Back To New Orleans. That one is from 1992 so even that one is 30 years old!

Joining Will Bernard (guitar) and I will be the highly regarded bassist James Singleton, my old buddy from his Katrina NYC days Simon Lott (drums/percusion),  Lee Allen expert Jason Mingledorf on tenor sax, the coolest cat and old brunch gig mate Joe Cabral on bari sax, and my old first call New Orleans trumpet player and friend Ian Smith.  

I'm tempted to add more folks! But I'm over budget. Buy some tickets and make me change my mind. Ha. Really looking forward to this. I’m glad jazzfest is back!

Here is the event brite ticket link.

Here is the venue page.

Here is the facebook event.



Tue, 26 Apr 2022 19:12:00 -0400
Long Bio 2022-04 http://www.billmalchow.com20220422#1210
Posted: Fri, Apr 22, 2022 12:26am
Category: Bio


Bill Malchow is a pianist and vocalist who plays New Orleans-influenced blues, jazz, funk and R&B at clubs and festivals in New York City and New Orleans, where you might also catch him jamming on the Hammond organ or his Hohner accordion. Whether performing solo or as the Bill Malchow Trio, or with his larger band, the Go Cup All Stars, Bill’s shows are fun. He mixes originals, standards and New Orleans classics with improvisation, great storytelling and a wicked sense of humor, which makes for a good time had by all. “I’m a musician that honors the past while hoping to contribute to its forward progression. I like there to be a bit of honesty, energy and humor in my shows.”

Peter Aaron of Chronogram Magazine probably sums up Bill best: “Bill Malchow divides his time between the Big Apple and the Big Easy—which sounds about right, since his percolating, second-line style bubbles and boils with Fats Waller-style Harlem stride and the steaming New Orleans sounds of Dr. John, James Booker, Allen Toussaint, and Professor Longhair.”

As a young kid in Connecticut, Bill started sounding out pop tunes on the family piano. His mother soon signed him up for classical lessons. His grandfather, an avid swing dancer, was constantly playing Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and big band records and tapes. Bill made a copy of one of his Louis Armstrong tapes and wore it out, absorbing the songs. Later he was gifted “The Dr. John Anthology” and was hooked. “His cool voice, command of the piano and unique style was super impressive.”

Dr. John was Bill’s gateway into the New Orleans music world, a mixture of traditional jazz, blues and R&B. He dug it so he dug deeper, discovering two other masters of the piano, James Booker and Fats Waller, from New Orleans and New York respectively. “Fats’ music operates at such a high level, the songwriting and virtuosic stride piano, yet he still manages to entertain everyone.”

In New York, you’ll often find Bill Malchow leading bands at Swing 46 Jazz and Supper Club. You can also catch him playing solo or with friends at Sunny’s Bar, Skinny Dennis, Fine and Rare, and Mona’s East Village. Over the years, he has backed up several talented songwriters and bands in the Big Apple—The Milkman and Sons, the Blues Bangers, J Walter Hawkes, The Jack Grace Band, Bubble, Milton, Andrew Vladeck, David Kolker, Johanna Stahley, Jake Walker, Popa Chubby, and David Weinstone—playing everything from electric folk to rock.

Bill has played the most iconic clubs and festivals in New Orleans, including Tipitina’s, Preservation Hall, Maple Leaf Bar, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and French Quarter Fest. As a highly respected sideman he has performed with Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers, Alex McMurray, Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Tommy Malone of the Subdudes, Shannon McNally, King James and the Special Men, Dave Jordan, Paul Sanchez, and Antoine Diel among others. He even had the honor to work with Dr. John on two occasions, with Dr. John playing piano and Bill playing the organ in the house band.

In 2017, Bill received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies and a second in Classical Composition both from the University of New Orleans.  

Fri, 22 Apr 2022 00:26:00 -0400
Dr John's Gumbo turns 50! http://www.billmalchow.com20220419#1212
Posted: Tue, Apr 19, 2022 4:57pm
Category: News
This Dr. John album turns 50 tomorrow. Rolling Stone has it listed at #404 all time. It's one of my top 5 favorites. The piano is so good, Strong evolving grooves and flowery introductions. I pretty much learned all of it. The Lee Allen sax solo's are melodic, economic, compact and mesmerizing. I love Freddy Flambeaux Staehle's drum introduction on Junko Partner. 
Probably my first exposure to second line anything. I get the sense it is studied by a lot of drummers cause whenever I call that tune, that's the groove most drummers start to play.
The record is a gateway to New Orleans R&B. I dug this so I dug deeper. Check it out and play it for your children

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 16:57:00 -0400
2022 Mardi Gras Live at Mona's http://www.billmalchow.com20220302#1211
Posted: Wed, Mar 2, 2022 1:32pm
Category: Video

Mardi Gras Day!! in NYC??? Yeah it was fun. Mona's Bar in the East Village normally hosts the "Hot Jazz Jam" on Tuesdays. Jared Engel was nice enough to ask me to lead the shenanigans for Mardi Gras. That's me in the organge jacket and purple wig.  Music starts at the 17minute mark.

Danny Jonokuchi - trumpet, Ryan Weisheit - tenor sax, Larry Eagle - drums, Jared Engel - bass. Lots of sitins including Jen Hodge, Steven Pilcher, Marcus Milius, Josh Dunn, David Ostwald and others...

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 13:32:00 -0500
1:1 Concerts were all that! http://www.billmalchow.com20210518#1208
Posted: Tue, May 18, 2021 9:34pm
Category: News

Wow, So thankful to BAM, Silkroad Ensemble, The Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the audience for making my experience performing for the 1:1 Concerts so memorable.   It has been a long frustrating pandemic for all of us and these concerts were really a shot in the arm.  I performed in Building 77 on an unfinished 15th floor.  Bare dusty concrete, exposed mechanicals, and amazing view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge.  After the audience member was seated I would choose something to play on the beautiful upright piano. I mixed up set pieces, original, standards, and pure improvisation.  The BAM production staff made me feel like an all star and even forwarded me some moving thank you notes from the audience.   An amazing experience!

BAM 1:1 Concerts piano


Tue, 18 May 2021 21:34:00 -0400
BAM/Silkroad Ensemble 1:1 Concerts http://www.billmalchow.com20210501#1207
Posted: Sat, May 1, 2021 9:19pm
Category: News

I'm very happy to announce I will be taking part in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 1:1 Concert series! This event is programmed by the Silkroad Ensemble and will take place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard May 7 - May 16, 2021.  The premisie is one performer will play a 15 minute concert for one audience member at unique sites throughout the Yard.  

My performances will be May 9 and May 15th. For more information visit the event home page HERE.


Sat, 01 May 2021 21:19:00 -0400
Live at the Soapbox Gallery http://www.billmalchow.com20210126#1199
Posted: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 2:52pm
Category: News

I am excited to be bringing a trio to the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn. NY this Friday January 29! They have a beautiful grand piano! and have played a big part in keeping NYC's music scene alive throughout the pandemic. Thank you!

Joining me will be Paul Socolow  on bass and Diego Voglino drums.  

We will be perform a 1 hour set starting at 8pm diving into some New Orleans and New York inspired material. Tickets are available in a pay what you can afford format. $10-$100. We are all reliant on you generosity in these hard times. There are several ways to purchase tickets if you’re not familiar with any of these services click on the top one.

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 14:52:00 -0500
Posted: Wed, Jun 17, 2020 1:31pm
Category: News

Artitsts don't sustain life, they make it bearable. 

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:31:00 -0400
French Quarter Fest Debut http://www.billmalchow.com20190413#1155
Posted: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 11:58am
Category: News

So today Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars make our French Quarter Fest debut! 

Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars 
French Quarter Fest the Jack Daniels Stage  (JAX Brewery)
3:45 - 5:10pm

Come by and cheer me on.  Joining me is 

John Fohl - guitar
Josh Paxton - organ
Jason Mingledorff - sax
Mike Kobrin - trumpet
Eric Vogel - bass
Carlo Nuccio - Drums

Sat, 13 Apr 2019 11:58:00 -0400
My Composition Degree Recital March 2, 2018 7pm http://www.billmalchow.com20180225#1141
Posted: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 5:36pm
Category: News


I return to New Orleans to present my Composition Degree Recital!!  March 2!  7pm in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Building at the University of New Orleans.   I'm quite excited to present my string quartet that I have written for my thesis. It will be performed by polymnia string quartet .  Also, vocalist, Antoine Diel. and LPO Percussionist, Jacob Powers, will join members of the quartet in an EE Cummings inspired composition.  There will be some piano too!

For some more information CLICK HERE

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:36:00 -0500
Back to Brooklyn http://www.billmalchow.com20170525#1128
Posted: Thu, May 25, 2017 9:48am
Category: News

Good People,
Rachael, Buster and I have moved back to Brooklyn, NY. Our seven years in New Orleans have been a wonderful mix of old and new friends, great music, parades and food. We will miss New Orleans greatly. We plan to visit and perform regularly. (like July 28 at Tipitina's!) We are excited to be back in NYC and reconnect with some old friends and colleagues. Buster and I have been here about a week. He is a bit confused about the lack of grass and I have already scored two parking tickets (one is not my fault). Back to unpacking!

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:48:00 -0400
New Water Music http://www.billmalchow.com20170327#1123
Posted: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 11:01am
Category: News

Well its been a while since I posted some news...  I've been studying composition with Yotam Haber at the University of New Orleans for a few years now.   He has written a piece called New Water Music that will be performed Saturday April 8, 2017 at the Seabrook Boat Launch on Lake.   the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is involved and so is New Orleans Airlift and so are some shrimp boats and barges. It should be interesting.  I'll be joining them on Viola (which is a new for me!).  More Information here:

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:01:00 -0400
Aurora Nealand and her Royal Roses at Preservation Hall http://www.billmalchow.com20160124#360
Posted: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 11:54am
Category: Video

Here is a nice video of Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses at Preservation Hall in New Orleans during the 2012 French Quarter Festival.   I'm featured around the two minute mark.  



Sun, 24 Jan 2016 11:54:00 -0500
Graduate School Recital http://www.billmalchow.com20151116#1106
Posted: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 3:33pm
Category: News

Hi All, As some of you know I've been studying music at the University of New Orleans for the last several years. I'm getting close to a masters degree in jazz studies and will be performing a recital this Tuesday.  I'm excited! Funny I've never done a recital. Not as a kid ever.  So I'm calling it a concert. Anyway I would love to see you if you are free.   It is a free show at the recital hall in the UNO performing arts center.  

Here is the facebook event!

Pianist and UNO graduate student, Bill Malchow, performs with a trio on Tuesday, November 17, 7pm at the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Bill will be showcasing original compositions and arrangements written while studying at UNO.   Joining him will be Joel Zobrist on drums and Nathan Lambertson on bass.

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:33:00 -0500
James Booker Night at the Maple Leaf, New Orleans, LA http://www.billmalchow.com20141217#489
Posted: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:22pm
Category: Video

Each year in December New Orleans pianist Tom Worrell puts on a James Booker Birthday show at the Maple Leaf Bar in uptown New Orleans, LA.  I've done a bunch of them and its always an honor to be included.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:22:00 -0500
Rory Danger record released! http://www.billmalchow.com20141008#444
Posted: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 1:00pm
Category: News

The Age of Exploration. A new record by Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers is about to be released.   I co produced it along with Aurora Nealand, and Andre Bohren.   Here is a first review from


Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400
Rory Danger and the Danger Danger's http://www.billmalchow.com20140805#434
Posted: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:51am
Category: News

I've been working on a Rory Danger record. It's titled "Age of Exploration". That's all I'm allowed to say. 

Stay tuned here:

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:51:00 -0400
Go Cup All Stars in Action at DBA http://www.billmalchow.com20140508#427
Posted: Thu, May 8, 2014 1:52pm
Category: News

Sunday May 11th. Catch me and the band. Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars right here in New Orleans at D.B.A.

Featuring: Carlo Nuccio - drums, Casandra Faulconer - bass, Alex McMurray - guitar/vocals, Jason Mingledorff - sax, Craig Klein - trombone, Ian Smith - trumpet

Thu, 08 May 2014 13:52:00 -0400
Aurora Nealand, Antoine Diel new CD's http://www.billmalchow.com20140505#426
Posted: Mon, May 5, 2014 12:57pm
Category: News
Mon, 05 May 2014 12:57:00 -0400
Antoine Diel http://www.billmalchow.com20140109#420
Posted: Thu, Jan 9, 2014 12:00pm
Category: News
Happy New Year!  Friday's in Jan, Feb, March I'll be doing some nice gigs at the Roosevelt Hotel with vocalist Antoine Diel.  5pm - 8:30pm check my schedule page for confirmation.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 -0500
Appearance on HBO's Treme http://www.billmalchow.com20131215#419
Posted: Sun, Dec 15, 2013 11:59am
Category: News
Hi All, Excited to be seen on HBO's Treme with "Rory Danger and the Danger Danger's".  4th Season, episdoe 2, 45 minute mark.  
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:59:00 -0500
New Orleans Fall http://www.billmalchow.com20130820#403
Posted: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 1:46pm
Category: News
I'm back in New Orleans, and fall is near... it looks I'll be doing a bunch of gigs with King James and the Special Men.  I'll be subbing for Casey McAllister who's on tour with "Hurray for the Riff Raff".  Don't hurray back... :)
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:46:00 -0400
Back in NYC http://www.billmalchow.com20130806#400
Posted: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 9:59am
Category: News

Where's a great place to escape the August heat of New Orleans! a New York City beach! I'm sitting on the beach in Bell Harbor, NY, there is a construction going on of a new storm wall, but otherwise it looks normal, people enjoying the beach. Trees have had trouble recovering from Sandy let's hope they pull through. 

I'm playing in Beacon, NY and NY, NY thursday and friday. Check the show page for details. 

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 09:59:00 -0400
Go Cup Gig! http://www.billmalchow.com20130617#399
Posted: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 4:47pm
Category: News
Catch Bill Malchow and the Go Cup Allstars Saturday June 22 at Le Bon Temps Roulez! Check out the schedule page for details.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:47:00 -0400
Jazzfest Schedule http://www.billmalchow.com20130424#385
Posted: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 2:23pm
Category: News

Here is my jazzfest schedule summary: Best to look on my show's page for specific times.

  • Wed 4/24 Lafayette Square with Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvment Association 5pm
  • Thu 4/25 - 7:15 Alex Mcmurray Band in City Park Botanical Garden
  • Fri 4/26 7pm - Solo Piano at Le Bon Temps Roulez (free oysters)
  • Fri 4/26 11pm - With Dave Jordan and the NIB at Le Bon Temps Roulez
  • Sat 4/27 11:25am - Alex McMurray Band at Jazz Fest Gentilly Stage
  • Sat 4/27 10pmish - Alex McMurray Band at Circle Bar
  • Mon 4/29 7pm Nine Lives at the Contemporary Arts Center
  • Tue 4/30 10pmish Shannon McNally Record Release/Bobby Charles Tribute with Lil Band of Gold. Rock n Bowl
  • Wed 5/1 6:30pm Singing with Valparaiso Men's Chorus - at Chaz Fest
  • Thu 5/2 - off or I forgot something...
  • Fri 5/3 - 6pm - 9pm Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses at Three Muses
  • Fri 5/3 - 10pm - 1am? Dave Jordan/West Bank Mike - at Old Point Bar
  • Sat 5/4 - 11pm Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers - Allways Lounge
  • Sun 5/5 - A Day of Rest
  • Mon 5/6 - 3pm Alex McMurray Band at Louisiana Music Factory
  • Mon 5/6 - 4:30pm Dave Jordan Band at Louisiana Music Factory
  • Mon 5/6 - 6pm - 9pm Paul Sanchez and company at D.B.A.
Things may change... stay tuned.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:23:00 -0400
Music Page Updated http://www.billmalchow.com20130421#384
Posted: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 2:22pm
Category: News
I added some more music to the music page... about time.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 14:22:00 -0400
Go Cup All Stars - tonight! http://www.billmalchow.com20130420#381
Posted: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 11:48am
Category: News

Excited to be leading the Go Cup All Stars into action tonight.  It's truly an all star band. 

Le Bon Temps Roule

4801 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 897-3448
10:45ish - 2:30am
Alex McMurray - guitar/vocals
Matt Perrine - Tuba, Sousaphone, Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass
Paul Thibodeaux - drums
Kevin Louis - trumpet
Tom Fitzpatrick - Sax


Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:48:00 -0400
Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa... Tommy Malone Band http://www.billmalchow.com20130331#374
Posted: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 9:38am
Category: News
Excited to be doing a short tour with the Tommy Malone Band, Atlanta and 4 Florida dates.  Heading out today! Check my schdule page for details.  Tommy's new record is sounding great.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:38:00 -0400
Digital Tip Jar http://www.billmalchow.com20130128#363
Posted: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 8:59am
Category: News

Here is something new! Someone smart is trying to make it easier for New Orleans artists to get tipped.  

Click here to TIP me!

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:59:00 -0500
Jan 12 at Tips, HBO - Treme - "My Lil Darlin All- Star Revue" http://www.billmalchow.com20130109#357
Posted: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 12:45am
Category: News

The HBO series TREME will host My Lil Darlin All-Star Revue, a tribute concert to some of New Orleans’ greatest musical legends, with all proceeds benefitting Tipitina’s Foundation and The Roots of Music, both 501(c)(3) nonprofits.  Performances include: Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Showfeaturing Matt PerrineAlex McMurray, Jermal Watson, Craig Klein, Mark Mullins, Bill Malchow, Arsene DeLay, and Debbie Davis.  Other performers include:  Little Freddie King, Guitar Lightin’ Lee, Robert Parker, The Pfister Sisters, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, All "Carnival Time" Johnson and moreWith special appearances by and a tribute to Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. 

I'm looking forward to performing in this!

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:45:00 -0500
James Booker Birthday at the Maple Leaf Bar, New Orleans, LA http://www.billmalchow.com20121216#355
Posted: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 6:34pm
Category: News

New Orleans pianist Tom Worrell put together a great lineup of musicians to honor James Booker's birthday. This year it was hosted at the Maple Leaf Bar. A fun night indeed. It was an honor to get to play Booker tunes alongside David Torkanowsky, Josh Paxton, Tom McDermott, Ronald Markham, Johnny Vidacovich, Jack Cruz, Tom Worrell, Joe Krown, and Jon Cleary (great surprise guest). I also accompanied Topsy Chapman whose "Please Send Me Someone to Love" gave me the chills.  

Great night Tom W! If you get a chance - check out Lilly Kerber's kickstarter site where she is raising money to finish her Booker documentary.

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:34:00 -0500
Back in New York City http://www.billmalchow.com20121123#348
Posted: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:05pm
Category: News

Happy Thanksgiving!  

I've headed up north for thanksgiving. Might as well play a few shows. I'll be at the Rodeo Bar with a trio Sunday Nov 25, and at the Ear Inn Monday the 26th. 

Would love to see you. 

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:05:00 -0500
NYC September 14 RODEO! http://www.billmalchow.com20120813#341
Posted: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 7:26pm
Category: News
I will be back in New York City September 14th at the infamous Rodeo Bar with my Band. it's been a while... looking forward to it.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:26:00 -0400
Tommy Malone / Bill Malchow duo continues in June http://www.billmalchow.com20120524#330
Posted: Thu, May 24, 2012 1:18pm
Category: News

We are having too much fun to stop.  Our duo series continues into june. Every Tuesday at Chickie Wah Wah.

Tommy Malone - vocals / acoustic guitar / slide guitar
Bill Malchow - rhodes / nord electro / vocals
Thu, 24 May 2012 13:18:00 -0400
Jazzfest 2012 http://www.billmalchow.com20120426#323
Posted: Thu, Apr 26, 2012 10:40pm
Category: News

Happy Jazzfest 2012! Welcome everyone! Here is my schedule!

Fri April 27, 2012: Bill Malchow @ Le Bon Temps Roule 7pm - 9:45pm 
Fri April 27, 2012: Alex McMurray Band @ Chickie Wah Wah 10:30pm 
Sun April 29, 2012: Alex Chilton Tribute @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival  GENTILLY STAGE - 12:45pm 
Sun April 29, 2012: Alex McMurray Band @ The Circle Bar 10pm ish 
Mon April 30, 2012: Nine Lives - the Musical @ Contemporary Arts Center 7pm - 9:30pm 
Tue May 01, 2012: Alex McMurray Band @ Threadhead Party 2:00pm - 3:30pm 
Wed May 02, 2012: The Valparaiso Mens Chorus @ Chaz Fest 
CANCELLED - Wed May 02, 2012: Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show @ Tipitina's - French Quarter 9pm - 10pm
Thu May 03, 2012: Debbie Davis @ 3 Muses 6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Fri May 04, 2012: 
Aurora Nealand and her Royal Roses @ 3 Muses 6:30pm - 9:30pm Fri May 04, 2012: Lynn Drury @ Banks St. Bar 10:30pm 
Sat May 05, 2012: Alex McMurray and Bill Malchow @ The Chophouse 9pm - midnight 
Sun May 06, 2012: Lynn Drury @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival  LAGNIAPPE STAGE - 11:20am 
Mon May 07, 2012: Debbie Davis @ Louisiana Music Factory 1pm 
Tue May 08, 2012: Tommy Malone + Bill Malchow @ Chickie Wah Wah 8pm-10pm 


Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:40:00 -0400
French Quarter Fest - 2012 http://www.billmalchow.com20120412#322
Posted: Thu, Apr 12, 2012 9:27pm
Category: News

French Quarter 2012 Fest Is Here!  Here is my schedule:

FRIDAY April 13, 2012:

12:45pm - 2:00pm - Alex McMurray Band - Abita Beer Stage - 
4:30pm - 5:40pm - Lynn Drury Absolut Louis-Louis Pavillion Stage 
7pm - 9:45pm - Bill Malchow solo piano Le Bon Temps Roule 4801 Magazine Street

SATURDAY April 14, 2012:

 1pm - 3pm - Aurora Nealand and her Royal Roses Musical Legends Park / Intercontinental Hotel Stage - 311 Bourbon St
4pm - 5pm - Debbie Davis - Hotel Monteleone Cabaret Stage

And don't forget Every Tuesday in April: 
Tommy Malone + Bill Malchow
Chickie Wah Wah - 2828 Canal Street
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:27:00 -0400
Why New Year's Eve should be today http://www.billmalchow.com20120229#321
Posted: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 11:09am
Category: Blog

I've always wondered why February had the fewest number of days.  I guess they ran out of days: 30,31,30,31, . . . 28 oh shoot, ran out. But it seems to me, when you run out of something, you do so at the end.  If I had 11 oranges and I said divide it into 4 even groups (without cutting) I would gander that most folks would break it up into 3, 3, 3, 2.  Right?   So with that logic, the last month of the year, December, should have 28 days instead of February.  

We can renumber December. OR! We can reinterpret the numbering of the months. Linguistically speaking, the root of October is Oct. or 8. (octogon, octave). The root of November derives from 9. The root of December, Deci, is 10.  When we change it all January becomes the 11th month, and February becomes 12. Now that makes sense.

Let's call March 1 "Malchow's New Year".  

There are additional benefits: We can give Christmas some space. New years is now associated with the coming of spring. (much more fitting I think)  Some years there would be no Mardis Gras, and some years there would be two. That spices things up. 

Who is with me?





Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:09:00 -0500
Jazzfest 2011 http://www.billmalchow.com20110427#307
Posted: Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:08pm
Category: News

Jazzfest is here! I'll be playing at the Fairgrounds - Friday May 6 with the Alex McMurray Band. 4:20pm - 5:20 at the always pleasant Lagniappe Stage. Hope to see you!

Other shows of note:  

Thurs April 28, 8pm - Alex Mcmurray Band, and the Paul Sanchez Rolling Roadshow - Threadhead Thursday  at Citipark Botantical Gardens.
Friday April 29, 10:30pm - "Juice" at Le Bon Temps Roule
Thursday May 5, 7pm - The Lynn Drury Band at Louisianna Music Factory.
Thursday May 5, 9pm - Alex McMurray at the Saturn Bar
Friday May 6, 7pm - With Shannon McNally at Preservation Hall
Friday May 6, 10pm - Alex McMurray Band at Le Bon Temps Roule
Saturday May 7, Juice at Banks Street Bar

Happy Fest!

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:08:00 -0400
Solution for Pollution - with Dr John. http://www.billmalchow.com20110420#308
Posted: Wed, Apr 20, 2011 2:19pm
Category: News
I'm very excited to be backing up Dr. John, Shannon McNaly and Drew Landry at Tipatina's French Quarter tonight! (April 20) This is a benefit for the late Bobby Charles's "Solution for Pollution" cause.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:19:00 -0400
Today is thursday http://www.billmalchow.com20110107#289
Posted: Fri, Jan 7, 2011 12:23am
Category: Blog
ok. it's 12am and I'm at home. I just made some coffee. Community Coffee they call it. but I'm alone.

Speaking of Bees. I went to the New Orleans Hornet's game last night. They lost. I drank too much. They sell Abita, and Shrimp Po Boys in the stadium. They call the arena "The Hive". But there is no Honey. Don't hornets live in a nest? 

The town is getting excited for the Football playoffs. Saturday is a big day for all this. 

Tomorrow I'm going to see Randy Newman with an Orchestra. Looking forward to that. 

That is all for now.
Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:23:00 -0500
James Booker Birthday Bash III - Dec 17, 2010 7pm http://www.billmalchow.com20101204#287
Posted: Sat, Dec 4, 2010 11:20am
Category: News

I'm excited to be a part of this celebration of the late James Carol Booker. Dec 17th was his birthday. He would have been 71. Keyboardist Tom Worrell is putting together a great night.  It starts at the Maple Leaf Bar at 7pm with some of the finest current New Orleans piano players.

The lineup so far: Tom McDermotJoshua PaxtonJoe Krown, Tom Worrell, CR Cruver, and Bill Malchow.    

Around 9:30pm there will be a 30 minute preview of Lillie Keber's movie "The Bayou Maharajah". Photos from Jim Scheurich's "Intimate Portrait" will be on display.
After the show, a jam session will be held at Frenchy's across the street. (approx 10pm)
Sat, 04 Dec 2010 11:20:00 -0500
in New York City for the Holidays http://www.billmalchow.com20101203#288
Posted: Fri, Dec 3, 2010 10:31am
Category: News
Hello New Yorkers! I'll be in town Dec 18th to play some shows and visit old friends.   I have shows planned at the Ear Inn, Rockwood Music Hall, Rodeo Bar, and Hill Country. Check the schedule page for details.
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 10:31:00 -0500
Voodoo Fest http://www.billmalchow.com20101030#286
Posted: Sat, Oct 30, 2010 9:00am
Category: News

Tomorrow is Halloween. My first Halloween in New Orleans, I'm told to expect tricker treaters.

I'll be playing with Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce at the WWOZ stage. 11:15am. City Park, New Orleans, LA.

Sat, 30 Oct 2010 09:00:00 -0400
Woa http://www.billmalchow.com20100803#283
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2010 10:43am
Category: News
It's hot!
Tue, 03 Aug 2010 10:43:00 -0400
Day 4 http://www.billmalchow.com20100623#285
Posted: Wed, Jun 23, 2010 3:31pm
Category: News
Day 4 we are painting. It rained a bunch, never for long, but it always seems menacing. Also Mr Okra drove by. Perhaps his new truck has extended is range of operations, "I have strawberries, I have melon..."
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:31:00 -0400
Made it! http://www.billmalchow.com20100620#284
Posted: Sun, Jun 20, 2010 10:49am
Category: News
We've reached New Orleans. Mid-City is our new home.  Now we paint. Furniture (and piano) arrives next week.  Yes, It's hot.
Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:49:00 -0400
Tonights show is brought to you by the letter L http://www.billmalchow.com20100603#282
Posted: Thu, Jun 3, 2010 4:31pm
Category: Blog

Here are 4 things I'm looking forward to after the move. 

1) Right turn on Red. 
2) Dazzling natives with my parallel parking skills.
3) On those online address forms,  I will be able to select my state with a single keystroke.  "L". Right now I have to hit "N" 7 times.  
4) Louisiana Left -  It seems in New Orleans you can not make a left turn on major intersections.  You have to drive past the road, then make a u-turn in the neutral zone, then make a right hand turn (see no 1).    
You can make a right turn immediately, then make a u-turn in that road’s neutral zone.

Seems like a pain eh? 

Perhaps I will grow to hate this, but for now, I kinda like it. It seems quicker to me.  Maybe it’s not and I just like being in constant motion.  Maybe I like being reminded that to move forward, at some point I must go in the opposite direction.  Maybe I like it 'cause I thought I invented the term “Louisiana Left”. I’ve since been corrected.

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 16:31:00 -0400
Tonight at Rodeo, Moving to New Orleans... http://www.billmalchow.com20100520#281
Posted: Thu, May 20, 2010 7:50pm
Category: News
It’s a bit late to promote a gig for tonight. but most of you have blackberry’s and smart phones these days. (Me, I’m happy with my 5 year old samsung. It’s got T9!). So perhaps I can persuade you to change barstools.

‘Why so late? well things rang late, I’ve spent the day gathering boxes from friends and the Coke Bottling Plant in Maspeth (sorry Pepsi Folks, you’ll get your turn). Why? Cause my girl and I are moving. Moving to New Orleans.

I’ve had many a fan (and musician) say they thought I was from New Orleans, and I figure that is the highest compliment I could get. But no, I’m not from there. I’ve visited a lot but I’ve never lived there more then a month at a time. I just fell in love with the music.

So I’ve finally succumbed to her gravity. I’m really thankful that my girl Rachael, who is doing quite well here, is joining me on this journey.

So yes, I’m excited. but also sad. As far as cool towns go, NYC is hard to beat. Luckily, we have JetBlue for future reunions.

I’m at Rodeo Bar tonight, thursday May 20. Joining me tonight is Jon Ellis, Dave Phelps, Louie Appel and Matt Lindsey

We move in mid June.

Thu, 20 May 2010 19:50:00 -0400
Jazz Fest http://www.billmalchow.com20100420#280
Posted: Tue, Apr 20, 2010 5:01pm
Category: News

Hey Folks,

Tomorrow I'll be heading down to New Orleans for jazz fest.  If any of you are around... look me up.   I've got a nice show at the Hotel Monteleone on Friday April 30, and I'll be playing with Alex McMurray's band at Le Bon Temps Roulez on May 1. 


Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:01:00 -0400
Video from Sullivan Hall http://www.billmalchow.com20100126#264
Posted: Tue, Jan 26, 2010 7:56pm
Category: News
Thanks all for the great turnout at sullivan hall.   There is a video of the whole show is streamed here. the sound quality gets better as you get into it...

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:56:00 -0500
Alex McMurray and I headlining Sullivan Hall Jan 15, 2010 http://www.billmalchow.com20100102#252
Posted: Sat, Jan 2, 2010 3:41pm
Category: News
Sullivan Hall Jan 15 2010 Hey All,

It's always a pleasure when Alex McMurray comes up from New Orleans.   Our relationship dates back to just after Katrina.  We will be headlining Sullivan Jan 15, 2010 11:00pm - 2am.  This will be our only New York City show together this time around. 

We will perform songs from Alex's new Cd "How to be a Cannonball" (Threadhead Records). Alex will also join in with Bill and the band in a wailing Nola R&B set.  18 and over. 

Joining us:
Alex McMurray - guitar/vocals
Bill Malchow - piano / organ / vocals
Scott Bourgeois - alto sax/tenor sax/clarinet
Skip Ward - bass
Louie Appel - drums

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 15:41:00 -0500
Posted: Fri, Dec 18, 2009 12:00am
Category: Blog
Here is some blog type stuff.  Many of these were from emails promoting gigs.  You can sign up for my email list HERE.
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500
With or without you http://www.billmalchow.com20091217#254
Posted: Thu, Dec 17, 2009 12:00am
Category: Blog
Last night I’m sitting at the Ear Inn Bar chatting with Victor the bartender. No gig just hanging.   He tells me the night before Bono and the Edge stopped in.   The waitress that served them (Jessica/Jennifer) "was the only one who got a hug". She says they are both very short.    They were working out rhythms and songs, just drinking Guinness until one table started bugging them and they left. One guy next to me wanted to know what they smelled like, weirdo.  I just wanted to know how much they tipped.    The check was $25 and they gave Jessica a $50.  So I plan on tipping $26 before I leave.  

I wonder if when they came in, and they asked for a table, did they get the old "will you be eating dinner, treatment?".

Then I chatted with one of the regulars, Tom. Tom is the stage manager of the metropolitan opera. Can you believe, their annual budget is 300 mil?  He says ticket sales are down and this is a problem.  I bet.  I'm trying to get free tickets from him.

I find out Tom was a pilot for the Navy during the vietnam war, ferrying generals and VIP's around between Vietnam and Hawaii.  So I gave him shit for that cushy job he gave me shit for not having to do anything. Touchee.  Still I couldn't help but think while my Dad was flying huey's for the Army, getting shot at, Tom was in hawaii with the Navy.  No wonder the Army / Navy game is such a big deal.

I’ll be back at the Ear Inn this Monday to play. Skip Ward (bass) and Louie Appel (drums).   We are starting at 10pm instead of midnight so you can all come by and sing a Christmas song or two.

Tonight Thursday, I’m at Rodeo with the Jack Grace Band. He’s got the full band out tonight. (Trombone/Trumpet too). So it ought to be a good one.  I have a feeling we will be singing about drinking.

Also Alex McMurray will be in town January 15.  We are headlining Sullivan Hall.   So please mark it down.   We are going to release his Cd “How to be A Cannonball” to the wild. Yes a CD release party.  The Go Cup All Stars and I will be backing him up and doing some of our stuff too.

- Bill

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500
Sharks http://www.billmalchow.com20090830#234
Posted: Sun, Aug 30, 2009 12:00am
Category: Blog I just watched this on your tube. According to there are 35 restaurants in NYC that serve Shark Fin Soup. Lets boycot.

Oceana: Protecting the World's Oceans

Sun, 30 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.billmalchow.com20090701#242
Posted: Wed, Jul 1, 2009 2:00pm
Category: Press

Roots pianist and vocalist Bill Malchow divides his time between the Big Apple and the Big Easy—which sounds about right, since his percolating, second-line style bubbles and boils with Fats Waller-style Harlem stride and the steaming New Orleans sounds of Dr. John, James Booker, Allen Toussaint, and Professor Longhair.

Peter Aaron

Chronogram Magazine - July '09

Wed, 01 Jul 2009 14:00:00 -0400
Beatles gigs http://www.billmalchow.com20090612#255
Posted: Fri, Jun 12, 2009 12:00am
Category: Blog

So I am sitting here, transcribing french horn parts from Paul McCartney's Little Lamb/Dragonfly.

From time to time I play with two Beatles tribute bands.  One is "Bubble Does Beatles", they play mostly to kids and their families, the other is Larrry Russell's Beatlestock who play to adults and try to do more of a sing along thing.   Mostly my role is to play piano, organ and write out parts for strings and horns. Usually we can't afford the horns/strings so I play all those trumpet, violins etc on the keyboard. Occasionally I sing a lead.

I took the gigs cause I always liked the Beatles and figure why not learn all those cool little things that George Martin did.    But every gig turns into mountains of work. Late nights transcribing the tunes, writing charts out, and trying to program my keyboard to sound like backward saxophones through guitar amps. 
Too much work.  Typically a week before the gig I swear I'll never do another one

Then the show comes and you think, wow that was lots of fun, the crowd loved us, I learned some great tunes.  Some time passes and I think oh that wasn't so bad, sure I'll do "Abbey Road" etc.     So here comes another one.

Larry Russel (leader of Beatlestock) says "hey, B.B. King's wants us to do a Paul McCartney birthday show"  I think, Hmm... I've done enough shows that I have charts for nearly every beatles song, this show will be easy. B.B. Kings is nice too. "Ok Larry I'm in". 

Setlists suggestions go back and forth and next thing you know we are doing lots of Paul McCartney solo and Wings tunes.  Dang.  More tunes I've never heard, more charts, more questions like "how can I play that french horn part while I play those flutes"... grrr.  I'm never doing another show again.

I must say though, Paul, if your reading this, nice job! There is some pretty cool stuff here. Mrs. Vanderbilt (hey heyo), Backseat of my Car, Venus and Mars and others (I won't give it all away).   Also, did you know that Badfinger tune "Come and Get It" was written by Paul?  Now we both do.

Larry Russel's Beatles Stock - Thursday June 18. @ B.B. Kings.
Fri, 12 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400
Twitter http://www.billmalchow.com20090520#232
Posted: Wed, May 20, 2009 12:00am
Category: News

Now I have twitter.

Wed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400
New mp3 on myspace http://www.billmalchow.com20090507#231
Posted: Thu, May 7, 2009 12:00am
Category: News
I posted an mp3 from the February Sullivan Hall show. You Rascal You. Kinda cool intro eh?

Also The website is a now little more modern... you can now subscribe with an RSS thingy to news and show information.
Thu, 07 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400
cinco de rodeo http://www.billmalchow.com20090505#230
Posted: Tue, May 5, 2009 12:00am
Category: Blog
Today is May 5. Cinco de mayo. The band and I will be at rodeo bar. There will be no French songs today. There will be no Mexican songs either (I don't know any). There is a Herb Albert song called "Cinco de Mayo" I'm tempted to cover but you'll have to see how my day goes. Either way there will be a mariachi band on before us.

Hmm, maybe we could simulate the Battle of Puebla by playing a french song and then having the mariachi band drown us out. Eh, I shouldn't think out loud here.
Tue, 05 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400
Andrew Vladeck CD http://www.billmalchow.com20090502#229
Posted: Sat, May 2, 2009 12:00am
Category: News
Check out Andrew Vladeck's latest CD. "The Wheel". I'm playing on 6 tracks or so. I like it!
Sat, 02 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400
Performing Dr John's Gumbo at Sullivan Hall NYC - Fat Tuesday 2009! http://www.billmalchow.com20090224#227
Posted: Tue, Feb 24, 2009 12:00am
Category: News

Today is Fat Tuesday! Happy Mardis Gras! The band and I will perform the classic 1972 album "Dr John's Gumbo" tonight at Sullivan Hall.

My lineup is all set and it has grown a bit. This won't be duplicated for a while (if ever) so please come down and enjoy! We start at 10pm. Funky Fritters are at 8pm.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 10pm
Performing Dr John's Gumbo
Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars
Sullivan Hall
214 Sullivan Street
New York, NY

with Bill Malchow - piano/vocals
Brian Seeger - guitar
Casandra Faulconer - bass
Dave Berger - drums
Scott Bourgeois - tenor sax/clarinet
Chuck MacKinnon - trumpet
Elizabeth! ! - trombone/vocals
David Luther - tenor sax/bari sax
Chrissi Poland - vocals
Kierstin Grey - vocals
Matthias Bublath - organ

11 people. Coool right?

About the album:
Dr. John's Gumbo bridged the gap between post-hippie rock and early rock & roll, blues, and R&B, offering a selection of classic New Orleans R&B, including "Tipitina" and "Junko Partner," updated with a gritty, funky beat. There aren't as many psychedelic flourishes as there were on his first two albums, but the ones that are present enhance his sweeping vision of American roots music. And that sly fusion of styles makes Dr. John's Gumbo one of Dr. John's finest albums. (

Dr. John's Gumbo was ranked number 402 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

We will be performing the record in it's entirety at 10pm.
The Funky Fritters at 8pm

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500
Performing Dr John's Gumbo - Fat Tuesday 2009 http://www.billmalchow.com20090127#226
Posted: Tue, Jan 27, 2009 12:00am
Category: News
I'm excited to announce "Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars" will be performing Dr John's classic album "Dr John's Gumbo" in honor of Fat Tuesday and Dr John. It will be at Sullivan Hall on Tuesday February 24, 2009. Please stay tuned for lineup and more details...


Tue, 27 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500
Fall http://www.billmalchow.com20081119#225
Posted: Wed, Nov 19, 2008 12:00am
Category: News
Just did some nice overdubbing with Jack Grace yesterday. The new Album is called "drinking songs for lovers". So far it sounds damn good. They are mixing as I type this. Too bad I'm not there to convince them to turn the organ and piano's louder.

I'll be down in New Orleans a bit the end of Nov/Dec. I'm excited to be backing up Shannon McNally and the Lower 911 (Dr John's band).
Alex McMurray, Simon Lott, Tommy Sciple and I will be hitting the D.B.A. on Nov 30.

New Orleans is warmer then NYC right now. That is good.
Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500
website http://www.billmalchow.com20080903#224
Posted: Wed, Sep 3, 2008 12:00am
Category: News
The website has been cleaned up a bit and there are some new pictures. Hope, that made your day...
Wed, 03 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400
Posted: Fri, Aug 22, 2008 12:00am
Category: Blog
Regarding Beer at Barbes. At first I was digging the "speckled-hen"
drafts. The problem is I start thinking what a speckled hen really
might look like, and then somehow that get's me thinking of the
chicken pox. Not good. So that's out for now. I've been trying the
Blue Moon, since there isn't much of summer left and you get a lemon
in that beer. But it's now starting to smell like fall outside. (Weird
for august eh?) So there will have to be a new choice tonight.
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400
Posted: Fri, Aug 15, 2008 12:00am
Category: Blog

I'll be continuing the Friday night august residency at Barbes tonight.  There was some back and forthness on my availability tonight, so I may have said last week I wasn't go to be there.  But rest assured I will be.  

I start at midnight and go to about 2am.  

The shows have been fun. The first week I discussed my trip to the new Ikea.  Last week I wasn't so chatty. 

Perhaps I'll talk about the ice age tonight.  The ice ages seem to have been triggered by variations in the Earth's orbit.  Did you know that the guy that discovered this and proved that this was a possibility (mathamaticly speaking) was a janitor?   Goggle: "James Croll".  

hmm. maybe I won't talk about that...
Fri, 15 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400
August Residency at Barbes http://www.billmalchow.com20080731#223
Posted: Thu, Jul 31, 2008 12:00am
Category: News
I'll be playing solo piano every friday in August. I'm very excited to be here as it is one the best, intimate spots to play music in NYC. AND they have a real piano.
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400
Dr John http://www.billmalchow.com20080620#258
Posted: Fri, Jun 20, 2008 12:00am
Category: Blog
So I met Dr John Tuesday night.  He is my major influence on piano so when I heard he was playing at the Highline ballroom I used all my connections to get backstage. and it worked (thanks Shannon, Chris, and Steve).  So we talked about 15 minutes. We talked about James Booker, the old days, hustling pin ball, ny winters (too cold), and how he can't play so fast anymore due to "the corporation tunnel and all that". But mostly I just stared and kept thinking. Wow, he's talking to me.  See attached pic.
Fri, 20 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400
Posted: Wed, May 28, 2008 12:00am
Category: Blog
It's been a good week. I had a nice couple of gigs with Shannon McNally last weekend.  We did a bunch of Bobby Charles tunes and she really impressed me... especially being 7 months pregnant!

Today I'll be driving to JFK to pick up Earl Poole Ball (Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons, Buck Owens, Byrds) for an upstate gig with the Jack Grace Band.  Earl was Johnny Cash's piano player for 20 years so I expect to hear some stories.   Maybe some I can share...

This Friday Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars will be on the main stage at B.B. Kings opening for the Funky Meters. Maybe I can steal some licks from Art Neville.  Hope to see you there.
Wed, 28 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400
Opening for the Funky Meters 5/30/08 http://www.billmalchow.com20080528#203
Posted: Wed, May 28, 2008 12:00am
Category: News

It's been a good week. I had a nice couple of gigs with Shannon McNally last weekend. We did a bunch of Bobby Charles tunes and she really impressed me... especially being 7 months pregnant!

Today I'll be driving to JFK to pick up Earl Poole Ball (Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons, Buck Owens, Byrds) for an upstate gig with the Jack Grace Band. Earl was Johnny Cash's piano player for 20 years so I expect to hear some stories. Maybe some I can share...

This Friday Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars will be on the main stage at B.B. Kings opening for the Funky Meters. Maybe I can steal some licks from Art Neville. Hope to see you there.

Wed, 28 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400
Driving to New Orleans http://www.billmalchow.com20080421#261
Posted: Mon, Apr 21, 2008 12:00am
Category: Blog
So I set out last week on a trip to New Orleans. Jazzfest is coming, you know. I decided to drive down since I'll be here a while and wanted to bring my gear.

Highlights so far include:
  • Crabs and beer for lunch in Baltimore, MD.
  • A nice hour long nap at Maryland's finest highway rest stop approx 12 miles after the crabs.
  • Grits at the waffle house in Newton, North Carolina.
  • South Carolina - Cowpens National Battlefield. (thanks to Gretchen the lady in my GPS who pointed out I was near).
  • Watching the "yacht rock review" in Atlanta, GA.
  • My first ever Rodeo near Meridian, MS.
  • My first time shooting a gun with some locals in Meridian, MS.
  • 4/20 8pm. Arrival in New Orleans. 90 minutes later I'm at Donna's. Eating catfish and watching a barefoot Joe Ashlar tear up his shiny new Hammond organ...
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400
Miss Brooklyn, from Manhattan http://www.billmalchow.com20080304#199
Posted: Tue, Mar 4, 2008 12:00am
Category: Blog
This morning I'm reading the "Park Slope Courier". I'm told after a 16 year absence there is a new Miss Brooklyn 2008. Hurray! But she is from Manhattan. Wha? Apparently she just moved to New York from somewhere else. Is this considered carpet bagging?


I'm not a pageant fan but somehow this ticked me off. As I read on I find there weren't enough Brooklyn girls to compete so they had to open it up to the other boroughs. Inside it shows a few of the ladies parading in swim suits and high heels. Hmm, perhaps the Brooklyn girls are too smart for this.

Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0500
Opening for Buckwheat Zydeco http://www.billmalchow.com20080217#200
Posted: Sun, Feb 17, 2008 12:00am
Category: News
Last night I opened for Buckwheat Zydeco at B.B. Kings Blues Club here in New York. Opening gigs can be fun, but also a little stressful, as everyone is just staring at you waiting for the main act wondering who you are. But, the people tonight were really receptive and made us feel welcome. Dancing, singing along, and they bought some Cd?s, what more could you ask for?


Buckwheat played great. We all know about the accordion but he's also an awesome organ player which I didn't know. I also learned he hated Zydeco as a kid. One day Clifton Chenier (father of Zydeco) had him play organ with him and Buckwheat got hooked.

Buckwheat was a little sick, bronchitis I was told. So I couldn't really smooze with him. But I did like hanging with the band. Little Buck, Olivia, and all the rest of the entourage so nice to meet you...

Sun, 17 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500
with Howard Fishman Joes Pub - New York, NY - 2009 http://www.billmalchow.com20080131#491
Posted: Thu, Jan 31, 2008 4:11pm
Category: Video

Howard Fishman is a pretty amazing songwriter and performer.  I worked with him for a few shows '08 and '09 and again in 2013. Howard has great taste in musicians too.   Here is Marika Hughes with a nice cello solo, Roland Barber on the trombone, and I see Mazz Swift is on violin too.   

Thu, 31 Jan 2008 16:11:00 -0500
Back in NOLA http://www.billmalchow.com20080124#197
Posted: Thu, Jan 24, 2008 12:00am
Category: News
I'm back in New Orleans once again. The Go Cup All Stars (New Orleans edition) played at Le Bon Temps Roule last night. I was joined by Alex McMurray(guitar), Brian Coogan (organ), Tom Sciples(bass), Carlo Nuccio (drums). Fun times in New Orleans!

thanks to Josh Paxton (organ), Doug Garrison(drums), and Jonathan Freilich(guitar) for sitting in.
Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500
Back in NYC. Symphony Space http://www.billmalchow.com20080119#198
Posted: Sat, Jan 19, 2008 12:00am
Category: News
Bubble played Symphony Space today. We performed the Beatle's Sgt. Pepper's accompanied by a small orchestra, sitar, tabla, harp, the works! The place was packed with a sold-out audience of kids and parents (and many Beatles nuts). What a treat!
Sat, 19 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500
In New Orleans http://www.billmalchow.com20071215#196
Posted: Sat, Dec 15, 2007 12:00am
Category: News
I've been in New Orleans since just after thanksgiving and am having a great time. Writing, practicing, meeting the good people. The weather has averaged around 75 degrees!

I've met some great keyboardists so far, Tom McDermot, John Gros, not to mention older friends like Joe Ashlar, Brian Coogan.

I've also gotten to know Charlie and Glinda at the world famous Donna's bar and grill. Nice people, Charlie, "the dawg", has those great stories! I've played two shows at Donna's. Simon Lott joined me last night and it turned into a fun one... Looks like I'll be back for Mardis Gras.

While the food here is great, I am jonesing for some NY Bagels.
Sat, 15 Dec 2007 00:00:00 -0500
Malchow's of Note http://www.billmalchow.com20071026#195
Posted: Fri, Oct 26, 2007 12:00am
Category: Blog
What kind of name is Malchow. I don't know. German?  Here are some other Malchow's

Charles William Malchow - Author 1928 The sexual life,: Embracing the natural sexual impulse, normal sexual habits and propagation, together with sexual physiology and hygiene.
Steve Malchow, Iowa State's senior associate athletic director, he's getting along fine now after experiencing a blood-sugar problem Monday night.
Town of Malchow: Mecklenburg, Germany
Tom Malchow Gold Medal Winner, World Record Holder
Fri, 26 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400
Amsterdam http://www.billmalchow.com20071013#192
Posted: Sat, Oct 13, 2007 12:00am
Category: News
I'll be heading to Amsterdam and Paris for a little working vacation. You can catch me in Amsterdam at Bourbon Street Blues Club November 1.
Sat, 13 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400
Jack Grace Band http://www.billmalchow.com20070914#188
Posted: Fri, Sep 14, 2007 12:00am
Category: News
This summer I started playing with the Jack Grace Band. Jack calls his music "Weirdo Country Music".

You can hear me playing piano live with them at the Brooklyn Country Music Festival by clicking here. The song is called "True Tonight"

We will be recording a new record in February. The working title is called "Drinking Songs for Lovers". In the meanwhile come see at Rodeo, Barbes, Hill Country and on the road in DE, MD.
Fri, 14 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400
Cary Malchow Pays Property Taxes in coins http://www.billmalchow.com20070815#193
Posted: Wed, Aug 15, 2007 12:00am
Category: Blog

More from the Malchow's in the news department. Muncie, Indiana. Here is a Malchow (no relation to me) that was fed up with property taxes and to prove a point paid his property taxes in coins and $1 dollar bills. Read all about here.

Wed, 15 Aug 2007 00:00:00 -0400
New and Improved Malchow Released Today http://www.billmalchow.com20070725#194
Posted: Wed, Jul 25, 2007 12:00am
Category: Blog
Malchow's in the news: The latest version of Malchow has been released today in Brooklyn, NY. Code name "Madelyn" includes superior intelligence, good looks, and the new exciting Malchow OS XI. Congrats to parents Bob and Joyce.
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400
Happy Birthday http://www.billmalchow.com20070723#190
Posted: Mon, Jul 23, 2007 12:00am
Category: Blog
to me!
Mon, 23 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400
Bubble Recording / Show announced http://www.billmalchow.com20070614#191
Posted: Thu, Jun 14, 2007 12:00am
Category: News
I've been recording with Dave Foster and Tom DeVito of Bubble on a new Bubble album. No release date yet. One of the tracks is up on Bubble's Myspace site. Check out "Waiting for the Sun".

Also, We will be performing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band for kids (and adults) at Symphony Space January 19th, 2008. The show will start at the musician friendly time of 11 am and will include strings, sitars, and all that.

Get your tickets here.
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400
Recording with Andrew Vladeck http://www.billmalchow.com20070427#189
Posted: Fri, Apr 27, 2007 12:00am
Category: News
I'm excited to be in the studio with Andrew Vladeck and producer Kyle Fischer (Raina Maria) on Andrew's new record. Check Andrew's site for updates.
Fri, 27 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400
To Holland http://www.billmalchow.com20070313#187
Posted: Tue, Mar 13, 2007 12:00am
Category: News
I'm excited to be off to Holland with Jake, Simon and TBA on bass. I will try and post some pics or something...
Tue, 13 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400
Phew Phat Tuesday!! http://www.billmalchow.com20070221#186
Posted: Wed, Feb 21, 2007 12:00am
Category: News
Wow what a fun time at Rodeo!! Thanks to my kick ass band, the rodeo staff, thanks to Brian Mitchel, Brother Dave, Brian Seeger, and Casandra for sitting in!
Wed, 21 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500
Performing 'Dr John's Gumbo' http://www.billmalchow.com20070208#183
Posted: Thu, Feb 8, 2007 12:00am
Category: News
Fat Tuesday at the Rodeo Bar! February 20, 2007: Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars performing "Dr John's Gumbo". After the album the band will let it rip. Here is the lineup:
Bill Malchow - piano/vocals, Simon Lott - drums, Jake Walker - guitar, Timmy "likes to party" Luntzel - bass, Arun Luthra - Tenor Sax, Chris Cheek - Bari Sax, Chuck MacKinnon - Trumpet, Johanna Stahley - Backup vocals/ percussion

Note: No Cover and Free Peanuts...
Also some more mardis gras type shows at Two Boots Brooklyn (18th), Scotland Yard(14th) and some late night solo shows at Banjo Jim's (in the works).
Thu, 08 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500
Holland Spring 2007 http://www.billmalchow.com20070202#185
Posted: Fri, Feb 2, 2007 12:00am
Category: News
This seems news worthy... I'm off to Holland/England with the Jake Walker Band March 13. (plus a Go Cup Show in Amsterdam).
Fri, 02 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500
Jack Grace Band - http://www.billmalchow.com20070131#492
Posted: Wed, Jan 31, 2007 4:14pm
Category: Video

On piano with the Jack Grace Band in the Brooklyn Country Music Festival. 2009. I love jack's songs and his sense of humor.

with Jack Grace - guitar, Mike Neer- lap steel, Bill Malchow- piano, Chuck Mackinnon- trumpet, J Walter Hawkes- trombone, Daria Grace- Bass, vocals, Russ "The Fuss" Meissner- drums, Jack Grace Guitar, vocals.


Wed, 31 Jan 2007 16:14:00 -0500