11 May 2018
Ken Yates opens
Dazzlingly talented singer-songwriter Heather Maloney returns to the me&thee on Friday, May 11. She has been compared to a young Joni Mitchell with the weathered soulfulness of Lucinda Williams. ¶ Canadian musician Ken Yates opens the show.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm
Heather Maloney is celebrating the release of her brand-new EP, Just Enough Sun, on this tour. The recording includes five new songs and a fabulous Bob Dylan cover that were all recorded as mostly single-takes which makes the sound raw and exciting. This collection of songs is deeply personal and the lyrics reflect her heartbreaking exploration of family history, dreams, and adult realities like loss and unrequited love. Heather is the daughter of a psychotherapist and a carpenter and her songwriting is equal parts introspective and relatable. The album was co-produced by her accompanist, Ryan Hommel, and it captures their dynamic live performances as a duo.
As a Signature Sounds artist, Maloney has toured nationally as a headliner as well as in support of acts like Lake Street Dive, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Colin Hay, Mary Chapin Carpenter and has a slate of shows coming up with Shawn Colvin. Maloney collaborated with the band Darlingside for the first time at the me&thee in Fall 2013 and went on to record an EP together. Their version of “Woodstock,” a tribute to the Joni-Mitchell written / Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young covered 60’s anthem gained her many new fans. That song was featured in the New York Times and swiftly garnered the attention of Graham Nash who called the performance, “Delicious, really excellent.” As the Boston Globe says of Maloney: “Her not so secret weapon is that voice — pretty but not precious, fully able to launch into aural backflips but perhaps more affecting when intimately expressive.”
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Since first planting roots within the Canadian music scene in 2011, Ken Yates has steadily grown a reputation as one of the country’s brightest singer/songwriters. He won the Canadian Music Award for best songwriter in 2017. His sound offers the complete package — unforgettable melodies, emotionally charged storytelling, and top-notch guitar chops. His newest album, Huntsville, is a major stylistic step forward with all its tracks capturing his artistic evolution amid extensive touring over the past three years.
- [Heather Maloney’s] not so secret weapon is that voice — pretty but not precious, fully able to launch into aural backflips but perhaps more affecting when intimately expressive. Boston Globe
- Delicious . . . really excellent Graham Nash
- Utterly gorgeous – visceral Val Haller, New York Times
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- Ken Yates’s expressive vocals and folk styling bring his ballads and road songs to life. Grayowl Point
- Since first planting roots within the Canadian music scene in 2011, Ken Yates has steadily grown a reputation as one of the country’s brightest new voices. His sound offers the complete package — unforgettable melodies, emotionally charged storytelling, and top-notch guitar chops Spincount