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Orb Mellon in the Den

Orb Mellon is the blues moniker of Mike Malone, founder and guitarist of the seminal 1990s indie rock band and Sony/Epic recording artists Dirt Merchants.

Orb Mellon mines the raw energy of 20th Century American roots music, particularly whiskey fueled house party delta blues. Influenced by the likes of Bukka White, Junior Kimbrough, and John Fahey. Orb Mellon performs pure, sonically aggressive, ever transforming original folk blues, free from any quaintness or historicism, prompting one early reviewer to identify Orb Mellon’s work simply as “blues in all its primeval glory.” He has performed extensively around the eastern United States sharing the stage with such diverse acts as David Johansen (NY Dolls), Daddy Long Legs and Charlie Parr in addition to being a long time touring partner of Brownbird Rudy Relic. 

Orb Mellon has released 3 full length albums as well as 3 EPs and his work has been featured in regional, national and international press. His music has been included in feature films and television including the FX network hit crime drama “Justified," the feature film “Kill For Me," the HBO drama “True Blood," the CBS / Spielberg produced Sci-Fi drama “Extant” staring Oscar winner Halle Berry, the CBS drama "The Good Wife," the BBC America drama "The Intruders," and most recently, the AT&T network drama "Mr. Mercedes."

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