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Heather Maloneyis the acclaimed songwriter's self-titled debut for Signature Sounds. The western Massachusetts based artist has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songwriting exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Out March 12th, Heather Maloney is the third album for a songwriter hailed by The Huffington Post for “lyrics that cut to the chase”, while DigBostonwrote that she “deserves the type of cult following that has allowed the likes of Aimee Mann and Ani DiFranco that long standing success and influence they have had.” Maloney marks life lessons on this album, penning tuneful reminders to herself about the little triumphs of love on “Flutter,” the solace of redemption on “Turn Yourself Around” and her firm belief that nothing’s colder than trying too hard to be cool, an idea that inspired “Fire for You.” Although Maloney’s influences are largely rooted in what she calls “adventurous folk,” she pushes outward on these 11 songs, digging deeper, and roaming wider, than she has before on songs populated by vivid characters that ultimately trace their way back to her.
Mark Cutler’s songs have been covered by rockers, cowpokes and punks. Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs have gained airplay throughout the country. He led his first band, The Schemers, to popular acclaim in famous (and infamous) juke joints like Lupos Heartbreak Hotel, The Living Room and CBGBS. His guitar driven tunes, played and sung at every gig as if for the very last time, assured the young songwriter’s band its victories in both WBRU’s Rock Hunt and WBCN’s Rock & Roll Rumble.
The first cd by Mark’s next project, The Raindogs, received a four star review in Rolling Stone. “Lost Souls”(Atco) reminds you how a good record can explore musical byways and still be firmly grounded in hard, riveting, mainstream rock & roll”. While touring in support of legends such as Bob Dylan and Warren Zevon, Mark and the Raindogs recorded “Border Drive-in Theatre” (Atco)-with guest spots from Iggy Pop and Harry Dean Stanton, and soaring fiddle from band mate, the late, great Johnny Cunningham.
A gifted guitarist and award-winning singer/songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island, As shown in his latest releases, “Red” and “Sweet Pain”,Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm. He spins tales about men who drink alone or hover over a lover. He sings stories about ghosts, midget wrestlers, walking in the woods, walking in the night, being remembered, just being alive and getting used to this. Like the character Travis Bickle, Mark will “play anytime and anywhere” and sometimes he’ll show up alone with his guitar and sing for you whether you like it or not.