Malford Milligan (born March 29, 1959) is an American singer. He sings soul, blues and gospel songs and also writes music. He has won 8 Austin Music Awards for Best Vocalist.[1]

Malford Milligan
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Milligan performing in Wisconsin 2016
Background information
Born (1959-03-29) March 29, 1959 (age 60)
Taylor, Texas United States
  • vocals
Years active1981–present
Associated actsStoryville, Greg Koch



In 1994 Milligan became the singer for the band Storyville which was a very popular band. He was in Storyville until they broke up in 2000. Milligan became a session singer and recorded vocals for many musicians such as: Eric Johnson and Chris Smither.[2] Milligan's band Storyville never managed to become a national act.[3][4]


In 2004 he recorded several albums with his own band, The Malford Milligan Band.[2] Malford frequently provided vocals for Greg Koch led bands.[5]


In 2017 Milligan began singing with The Southern Aces band.[6][7]


  • The Austin Chronicle named Milligan the “Best Male Vocalist of the Decade” in 2000.[8]
  • Austin Music Awards Best Vocalist 8 Times[1]

Discography with StoryvilleEdit

  • Bluest Eye (1993)
  • A Piece of Your Soul (1995)[9]
  • Dog Years (1998)
  • Live at Antone's (2006)

Discography of other projectsEdit

  • The Gospel According to Austin, Vol. 2 (2001)
  • Sweet Cherry Soul (2002)
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (2004)[10]
  • The Malford Milligan Band Rides Again (2006)
  • Live on the Radio (Greg Koch and Other Bad Men) (2007)[11]
  • Nation Sack - Greg Koch and Malford Milligan (2009)
  • An Evening with the Songs of Stephen Bruton (2010)
  • The Milligan Vaughan Project (2017)[12]
  • Life Will Humble You (2018)[13]



Milligan was raised in Elgin and Lubbock, Texas. His family worked on cotton farms in Central Texas to the south plains.[9] Milligan was born a black albino. He is now almost blind.[2] Milligan got married in January 2019.[14]

See alsoEdit

Music of Austin, Texas


  1. ^ a b "Malford Milligan send off concert before European tour". KFDX-TV KJTL-TV. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Malford Milligan: Life Will Humble You - Chronicle of a painful life". Blues Magazine. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ Milligan, Malford. "Malford Milligan". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  4. ^ Smyers, Darryl (12 January 2016). "Malford Milligan". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Koch Marshall Trio announce debut album "Toby Arrives"". Blues Rock review. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Concert report: Malford Milligan and The Southern Aces - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht 24 February 2019". Blues Magazine. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  7. ^ Milligan, Malford. "About". Malford Milligan. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  8. ^ Fierro, Jennifer. "Malford Milligan brings soul, blues and rock sound to Spicewood". 101 Highland Lakes. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d Reid, Jan. "Milligan's Island". Texas Monthly. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  10. ^ "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished". CD Baby. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Greg Koch And Other Bad Men / Live! On The Radio". Rocktimes.ifo. Rock Times. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  12. ^ Williams, Rhys. "The Milligan Vaughan Project – MVP Album Review". Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  13. ^ Nowels, David. "REVIEW: Malford Milligan's "Life Will Humble You" Is Gritty Country Soul". Americana Highways. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Malford Milligan. Wichita Falls' Newest Resident Musician". The Hub of NTX. Retrieved 14 December 2019.

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