Malina Moye: “Your mindset is the most important thing on tour, starting from the plane ride to get to the bus“

Malina Moye
(Image credit: Isaiah Mays)

The road dog is one of rock and roll’s most hallowed traditions. The lifer, the musician who lives to be away from home, the one who’s more comfortable in a bus bunk than any high-thread count sheets. When you look up that term in the dictionary, there may as well be a picture of Malina Moye. 

Over the past 11 years, Moye has put out three albums filled with soulful, funky, R&B-inflected albums, hallmarked by her powerful voice and even more powerful Hendrix- and Prince-inspired riffing. But her experience on tour predates any promotional jaunts for those albums; she literally grew up touring.

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Adam Kovac

Adam is a freelance writer whose work has appeared, aside from Guitar World, in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Esquire and VICE. He spent many years in bands you've never heard of before deciding to leave behind the financial uncertainty of rock'n roll for the lucrative life of journalism. He still finds time to recreate his dreams of stardom in his pop-punk tribute band, Finding Emo.