1/02/2010 - Alex McMurray and I headlining Sullivan Hall Jan 15, 2010
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

5/20/2009 - Twitter

Now I have twitter. www.twitter.com/BillMalchow

5/07/2009 - New mp3 on myspace
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.
5/02/2009 - Andrew Vladeck CD
Check out Andrew Vladeck's latest CD. "The Wheel". I'm playing on 6 tracks or so. http://www.andrewvladeck.com I like it!
2/24/2009 - Performing Dr John's Gumbo at Sullivan Hall NYC - Fat Tuesday 2009!
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. (allmusic.com)

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

1/27/2009 - Performing Dr John's Gumbo - Fat Tuesday 2009
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...

 

11/19/2008 - Fall
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.
9/03/2008 - website
The website has been cleaned up a bit and there are some new pictures. Hope, that made your day...
7/31/2008 - August Residency at Barbes
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.
5/28/2008 - Opening for the Funky Meters 5/30/08

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.

2/17/2008 - Opening for Buckwheat Zydeco
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...

1/24/2008 - Back in NOLA
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.