Micah Smaldone (born 1978) is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter originally from Kennebunkport, Maine. A founding member of the political punk band The Pinkerton Thugs, Smaldone is now mostly known for his solo releases as Micah Blue Smaldone which incorporate a wide variety of influences from delta blues to neo-traditional folk music.
The Pinkerton Thugs
.]]Influenced by The Clash, Conflict, and Sham 69 among others, The Pinkerton Thugs played an integral part in the revival of street-punk in the 1990s in Boston. Smaldone shared song-writing duties with Paul Russo and a number of tracks on the two Pinkerton Thugs albums were written or performed solely by Smaldone including "In the Town Where I Was Born," "The Deal" and "Youth." Smaldone's songs were noted for their anarchist and pro-labor themes.
Later punk years
After leaving The Pinkerton Thugs Smaldone formed a hardcore group called Cops and Robbers in which he sang lead vocals. He later played and recorded with several oth