HEATHER MALONEY

Heather Maloney performing at Cafe Eleven

April 8, 2016

8:30pm

with special guest Claire Vandiver

The Original Cafe Eleven

 St. Augustine Beach, FL

$10adv / $15door

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“Going in, we said ‘lets make a bad ass indie rock record with a sound as big and dynamic as we can, without compromising one single heartfelt lyric.”

Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney did just that on her newest LP, Making Me Break. Working with Grammy- nominated producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers), the two crafted and delivered on an artistic vision to merge Maloney’s folk roots with indie rock.

“The sounds I love in indie rock are so lush, and textured, and intricate, like someone spent a lot of time on this, so they must really care,” Maloney explains, citing influences such as Ben Howard, The Shins, and Io Echo. “And as a singer-songwriter raised on folk, I am drawn to lyrics that that are meaningful, intelligent, tell a story, paint pictures… that care. So I just wanted to make an album that cared musically and lyrically. Some sort of a bleeding heart meeting a distant, unaffected, sparkly rock band. That was the goal.”

Maloney’s new music has a definite edge, but it also has a classically trained voice that delivers well-crafted lyrics over a technical arrangement—a combination we’ve recently seen getting mainstream appreciation once more. Suddenly, the term “singer- songwriter” carries serious weight again. Chalk it up to a revival of everything 90s and Maloney’s influence from “those bleeding hearts,” as she calls them, referring to artists’ like Fiona Apple, Tori Amos and Aimee Mann.


Claire Vandiver

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 Music is something that's always been apart of my life. I  was born In Nashville Tn, surrounded by music at a  young age.  My father is a musician and has played a big role in my music development.  I started singing as a young girl and always knew it was my passion. Currently I live in Florida playing shows, writing and recording. I'm excited for you all to follow my musical journey and keep in touch as I conquer my dreams.