Teenage Tampa pop songwriter Malachi Gagnon plays New World this weekend

It ain't always the cowboy.

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Malachi Gagnon
COVID-19 might just be the best thing that ever happened to Malachi Gagnon, who's playing New World Brewery in Tampa on Sunday, Dec. 18.

After only a week of strumming a guitar during lockdown, the now-15-year-old—who happens to be a Tampa resident—got up in front of his family and performed Jon Pardi’s “Ain’t Always The Cowboy.” It must have been insanely well-received, because Gagnon hasn’t stopped playing music since. His music, full of all the electronic beats common in today’s contemporary world, largely centers around heartbreak and moving on from a relationship, which is just what some of us need sometimes.

Malachi’s debut EP is just around the corner, but in the meantime, he has this gig where a few unannounced special guests are supposed to show up.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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