Gilles Malkine

Gilles Malkine

 Woodstock, New York, USA

I offer beautiful and poetic original songs with a personal touch and lots of good humor and, if your audience wants to know, a little history about the 1969 Woodstock Festival, what it was like to perform there, be there, celebrate there!


Gilles played guitar with Tim Hardin at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and Carnegie Hall, among many other venues. He has composed and performed guitar and string pieces, arrangements, and songs in varying styles, including rags, etudes, and music in the South American style. Typically his songs range from poetic to funny satire, to guitar instrumentals. He has taken part in recordings and/or collaborations with other instrumentalists and singers including Tim Hardin, Warren Bernhardt, John Sebastian, Billy Faier, Robbie Dupree, Jimmy Weider, Happy & Artie Artie Traum, Peter Schickele, and many others. He has composed, arranged, performed, and recorded scores, songs, and sound tracks for, among others, the Woodstock Shakespeare company Bird-on-a-Cliff, (productions of Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, and 12th Night). Gilles has found himself on stage at various times performing with and/or billed with Jesse Colin Young, Jacques Brel, Bill Keith, Phil Donahue, John Cougar Mellencamp, Cindy Cashdollar, Levon Helm, John Simon, Sharon Paige, John Hall, Johnny Herald, Kenny Kosek, Happy and Artie Traum, Allen Ginsberg, Dan Abrams, Marilyn Crispell, Michael Esposito, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Natalie Merchant, Peter Schickele, Ed Sanders, Bob Holman, David Amram, Roger Sprung, and many others.


TimeDog & The Yellow Land

Written By: Gilles Malkine

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TimeDog (2012) - available at
11 original songs including 2 guitar instrumentals, plus one Appalachian tune