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Malingo

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Malingo

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Location:Indianapolis, Indiana
Year(s):2008 - 2022
Categorized as:Folk / Acoustic, Bluegrass, Americana, Indie Rock
Members:Jonathan Gerber
Website:https://www.malingomusic.com
Total Request:368 (239 downloads, 129 plays)
Total Request:368 (239 downloads, 129 plays)
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Imagine if a hippie bluegrass band performed at a skate park hosting a Renaissance Faire somewhere in the mountains…that’ll get you pretty close to the vibe of Malingo. My music is a blend of folk/bluegrass/psychedelia that is often melancholy, often nostalgic, often intense, but always emotional. Basically, I want to move you in some way or another. And so I’m releasing new singles every month or 2 and a full-length album each fall - hit ...  read more

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With support from: Arts Council and the City of IndianapolisIndiana Arts CommissionNational Endowment for the Arts

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379 requests

 2016

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    Blanchard Springs
     
     
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    With These Hands
     
     
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    The Wanderer
     
     
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    Sticks And Stones
     
     
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    Stand Tall Fear Not
     
     
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    Peace Island
     
     
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    My Soul Abides
     
     
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    Further
     
     
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    El Testament DAmelia
     
     
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    Dust On The Ground
     
     
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    Wrong Way
     
     

 
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 2020,

I wouldn’t blame you if you assumed that the 8th child in a family would feel overlooked. But to the contrary, I felt no shortage of love growing up. My childhood was filled with laughter, home-cooked meals, birthday parties, and holiday celebrations. It was clearly evident that in my mom’s eyes, there was no greater joy than raising her kids. Decades later – now a parent myself – I see the enormous impact she made in my life.

About 4 years ago, my mom’s mental condition had deteriorated due to Alzheimer’s Disease to the point that she had trouble remembering names and holding any sort of conversation. During a conversation with my dad she referred to me as “that other guy”…that was the moment the reality of her condition really sank in. I knew it was time to come to terms, to process, and hopefully to find a way to cope with these changes. And so my pen found its way to my notebook, and the journey of writing this album began.

A couple of years passed, and while many tears were shed during the writing process, many happy moments emerged as I remembered the joys of my upbringing. I was simultaneously grieving my present and grateful for my past, both to large degrees. My plan was to wait until the album was totally complete to play it for my mom, but thankfully my wife convinced me to give her an early listen of the demo tracks. Thank you, Ali, for doing that – otherwise she would have never heard these songs.

As life became more complex, and my mom’s condition progressed, I stepped away from writing and recording. Things were getting too real, and so I did what I could to distract and distance myself. Then one year ago my mom passed away.

Having always envisioned releasing this album while my mom was still alive, I felt as if I’d failed in my task. But oddly, it also gave me a sense of purpose…there was something I had to finish, even if I had missed my mark. So here we are today.

May this music awaken old memories in you. I hope and pray that it reminds you to cling to the joys of your past and let them inspire your present and future.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time to listen.

– Jonny (Malingo)

100% of the proceeds from this album – whether from YouTube, streaming services, iTunes, or whatever – will be distributed among the following charities: Alive Inside Coalition, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

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    The Country Life
     
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    Summer Smiling
     
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    Pots & Pans
     
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    No Regrets
     
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    1986
     
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    Autumn Falling
     
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    That Other Guy
     
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    Lullaby
     
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    Generations
     
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    Winter Persisting
     
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    Til Death Do Us Part
     
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    Fields Anew
     

 
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 2021

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    Awkward
     
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    Just So You Know
     
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    Baby
     
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    A Man's Greatest Danger Is Himself
     
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    Another Time
     
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    From Fear To Joy
     
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    Either Way & Always
     
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    Get Out My Head
     
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    Don't Slack
     
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    Here We Go Again
     
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    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
     

 
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 2022

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    Heartland Heartbeat
     
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    Can't Find My Way Home
     
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    Good Intentions
     
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    Someday
     
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    They Say
     
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    Cedar Song
     
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    The Trudge
     
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    Dare I Say
     
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    Misirlou
     
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    If I Had Only
     

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