Jimi Hendrix was a legendary singer and songwriter and is often referred to as the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. He was known for fusing genres, such as rock and roll and blues, thus creating a brand new sound in the 60’s and early 70’s. To be compared to a man of such great talent would be an accomplishment for any artist or musician. And the same holds true for up and coming artist Malina Moye.
Born in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, the birthplace of Rock and Roll and Funk, Malina Moye was introduced to music at an early age. Her musical influences, inspired by her parents, ranges from Prince, The Average White Band and The Funkadelics. No shock that she has been playing the guitar since the age of nine and that so early in her career she is being compared to the greats; a pressure that she carries, but not for the reason you may expect. “I’m not stressed or feel any pressure for being compared to Jimi Hendrix. I feel more pressure from being a woman in a “man’s game,” the artist confesses. But in this man’s game, she definitely holds her own.