Baltimore-based, modern soul and blues innovator, Mallow Hill, takes a genre-bending and fresh approach to its music. Building on influences from The Black Pumas and Sharon Jones to Amy Winehouse and Marcus King, Mallow Hill has created a unique sound for its listeners in the modern soul and blues genres in both live experiences and studio productions. The group’s reputation for their toe tapping, booty-shakin’, groovy sound, is earning them a diverse and growing fanbase in Baltimore and Beyond.
Mallow Hill originally emerged as an idea in 2018, but it wasn’t until 2020 when guitarist and bandleader, Danny Gwinn joined forces with lead vocalist and front-woman, Mikayla Joseph, that the band, its music and identity, began to take shape. With the launch of their first single “Over the Moon” followed by the release of their debut EP in 2021, Mallow Hill has taken the Baltimore music scene by storm with their powerful and captivating live performances.
Without losing a shred of momentum, Mallow Hill, in 2024, is preparing for its biggest year yet. Their first full album, produced by Nashville legend Dex Green and representing the culmination of their journey refining their musical and lyrical approaches, is slated for release later this year, following a string of singles and local live shows — as well as plans for regional tours in the Northeast and Southeast.
Gwinn and Joseph are joined onstage by Mac Dignam (keys) Chris Reynolds (bass, harmonica, backup vocals) and John Menefee (drums).