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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Bill Mallonee and The Vigilantes of Love July 12, 2014

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From Athens , Georgia Bill Mallonee and The Vigilantes of Love were an alt country band that never gained the popularity they deserved. They broke up in 2001 and briefly reformed in 2008. Mallonee still tours as a solo artist. Alas I’ve yet to see him or the The Vigilantes of Love. His website
I’ve previously done a TWIMBLT on Buddy Miller and it was the fact that he produced the bands 1999 album “Audible Sigh” that led me to buy the album. It’s an excellent album , features the odd bit of guitar from Miller as well as backing vocals from a stellar cast of Emmy Lou Harris and Julie Miller (‘Resplendent’ below features Emmy Lou) . The album itself had supposedly four different releases (with slightly different tracks on each!) such were the bands problems with folding record companies Later on I brought a few more of their albums, with ‘Live at the 40 Watt’ being my other favourite.
Mallonee himself is an interesting character, originally a drummer he didn’t pick up a guitar until he was 32. He is also a ‘Committed Christian’ as I learnt from this interview from 2000
There is a history of the band written by Mallonee himself here.


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1. WorldbyStorm - July 12, 2014

Very nice sound.

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