Heather Maloney is an American singer-songwriter who has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songwriting exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Her path to becoming a songwriter was an unusual one. A classically trained vocalist, Maloney studied Opera, improvisational jazz, Indian vocals, and music theory. Maloney began writing her own music after living in a silent meditation retreat for three years, and credits the experience to her evolution as a singer-songwriter.
Her 2014 joint release with indie-folk quartet Darlingside, the Woodstock EP, gained national attention in the New York Times for their cover of Joni Mitchell’s song “Woodstock.” Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young) lauded the track during his keynote speech at Folk Alliance International, calling it “delicious, really excellent.”
Making Me Break, was released in April and produced by Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers). In response, SPIN named Maloney an artist to watch in 2015 and Diffuser wrote, “Heather Maloney has crafted an unforgettable album with Making Me Break…the new disc is a fascinating listening experience front to back, combining intricate melodies with dynamic musical arrangements and thoughtful lyrics — culminating in one of the most exciting records we’ve heard in a long time.”