Rich Malloy

I play drums, marimba, and vibraphone, and own a small studio based in Fort Worth, Texas.  I’m interested in working with songwriters and musicians who are looking for percussion and creative textures added to their songs.

While trained in classical music and a lifelong student of jazz, I am best known for supporting songwriters by finding the right part in the studio and providing a solid foundation for their live shows.  I currently engineer all recordings in my studio and play percussion on all tracks. I contribute to library music, original projects, jazz trios, and my blend of rhythmic inspired music.

With a B.A. in percussion performance from the University of North Texas, I have worked in Dallas/Fort Worth, NYC & Nashville for the past 20 years. My past studies included an intensive in African rhythm in Ghana, West Africa, which I apply to many of my personal recordings. I have toured with and/or recorded tracks for the following artists: Brenda Lee, Freedy Johnston, Lorrie Morgan, Kim Richey, Rod Picott, Kevin Gordon, Mando Saenz, Amanda Shires, with venues and shows including The Grand Ole Opry, The David Letterman Show, Bob Harris BBC Country Show & The Ryman Auditorium.

My goal at this point in life is to continue to contribute to music, to supporting artists through playing drums & percussion, and to continue to ride the wave of where this music business takes us.

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