Fiddler, Music Educator, Performing Artist
Hailing from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Malia comes from a large family of musicians. She began touring up and down the East Coast with her family when still a child, garnering performance experience, winning numerous prizes, and gaining a strong reputation in the regional music scene as a talented and versatile fiddler.
Latest Happenings...Kaufman Kamp, hitting the studio for Mark Stoffel's upcoming album, and a birthday album for Murphy Henry
I was honored to be invited by the great mandolinist Mark Stoffel (Chris Jones & the Night Drivers) to record at Mountain Home Studiofor his upcoming solo project. What a crew!!
L-R: Me, Marc Pruett (banjo), Clay Miller (sound engineer), Tony Creasman (drums), Marsall WIlbourne (bass), Mark Stoffel (mandolin), and Josh Morrison (guitar). March, 2023
Camp time! Come fiddle with me!
Join me at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Camp for Bluegrass week this June (18th-23rd, 2023). I'll be teaching beginner-advanced fiddling along with Darol Anger (gasp!). Classes in banjo, mandolin guitar, bass, and dobro are available too.
Songs of Murphy Hicks Henry, Album
Had a super fun time playing on four tracks on When My Momma Sang To Me, Songs of Murphy Hicks Henry album. Besides the honor of being on an album for Murphy (as if that's not enough!), I got to cut these tracks with incredible musicians (David McLaughlin, Chris Henry, Gina, and Katie Powderly), and have them included alongside the work of some of the best artists in the bluegrass industry! So special.
I made it into Fiddler Magazine! I've geeked out over articles in this magazine and even made people listen to me read them excerpts (John Hartford writing about Benny Martin = awesome). What an honor to be included! (2022)