Louisiana native Dave Malone was introduced to music through his older brothers. Malone would watch his older brother John practice with his band of school friends, and eventually he hung around long enough to learn the bass guitar. When he was in high school, Malone purchased his first Fender Telecaster and started performing with his own band. Eventually, he moved to New Orleans and played with several different bands before forming The Radiators. For more than 30 years, Dave Malone was best known as the guitarist/vocalist and one of the songwriters of The Radiators, with whom he recorded more than a dozen albums. The group performed over 4,000 shows in their 33 years together. When Malone was not on the road with The Radiators, he also became involved in many other side projects. His side band Monkey Ranch had a core line-up of Malone as band leader, Reggie Scanlan on bass and Neville Brothers drummer Mean Willie Green, and included other well-known New Orleans musicians such as his brother Tommy Malone, Theresa Andersson, Anders Osborne, John Gros, David Torkanowski and more. The Radiators are no longer touring together, but Malone has remained focused on his music through his side projects. He performs with his brother Tommy Malone as the Malone Brothers, as guest guitarist/vocalist with Bonerama, and guitarist of Raw Oyster Cult. Raw Oyster Cult features three former members of The Radiators: Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin and Frank Bua, as well as John “Papa” Gros, keyboardist of Papa Grows Funk. Together the group remakes favorites from The Radiators’ and Papa Grows Funk repertoires along with other curveballs and favorites.