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BIOGRAPHY


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, and 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.  Orb Mellon’s music has been featured in 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.”


MOAN

(V-Hold, 2009)

“If Orb Mellon’s Blues is a vision of how the blues will continue to thrive then I can give nothing but praise.”- Blues Matters!

“A great record”- Blues in Britain

“As gritty as it is good, Moan is a fine piece of post-modern blues”-Living Blues

“haunting...subversive”-Blues Revue

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LOVE ABOVE

(V-Hold, 2007)

“Masterful...a truly bluesy blues album”-Fairfield County Weekly

“Every track is a winner...a contender for my album of the year”-Blues in Britain

“Intense, emotionally moving performances”-Blues Revue

“Orb Mellon can play”-Living Blues

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OM AMB

(V-Hold, 2007)

Limited edition EP including 3 ambient instrumental soundscapes that accompanied multimedia artist Peer Hansen’s NYC exhibit “Man Made Lake”.

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THE JUKE SHALL RISE AGAIN...

(Juke City, 2009)

Limited edition of 100 split EP with Brownbird Rudy Relic

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LOVE & VIOLENCE

(Reltone, 2013)

“instantly and simultaneously like a recently unearthed blues fossil and a modern edgy classic”- The Noise


“[Orb Mellon]’s voice slides amongst the guitar chords and drum beats like a viper in the woods. It’s the voice that told Eve, ‘Go ahead, its only an apple.’ ”- Bibliodiscoteque

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