Win Tickets ($30): Heather Maloney w/ High Tea @ The Old Church Concert Hall | Folk, Indie Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Heather Maloney w/ High Tea @ The Old Church Concert Hall on March 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed  March 13.


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Heather Maloney w/ High Tea
March 16, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $15 | All Ages
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The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Some albums are monoliths, compressed under the weight of a singular circumstance bearing down on an artist. Heather Maloney’s “Soil in the Sky” is a collective memory. Stitched together from personal and universal ecstasy, loss both intimate and ancient, Maloney’s fourth full-length release is a collage of tremulous folk, existential ballads, and assertive rock. Taken as a whole, it’s a constellation that looks a lot like life.

The artist holds the center. The Massachusetts-based “writer song-singer” found music in the midst of three years at a meditation center, honing a sound moored in days of silent reflection and reverence for storytellers like Joni, Rilke and Ken Burns. On “Soil in the Sky,” she takes us to the midwest’s existential crisis, a barstool scooching against fate, a make-my-day reckoning with society’s old guard. They’re roads less traveled and she keeps good company. Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith lends a distinctive duet to “We Were Together,” a rare love song from Maloney that nods to a Walt Whitman poem; Maloney and Rachel Price form a harmonic Voltron on “Enigma,” a triumphant uppercut to oppressive power structures. The album is sonically rounded out by an all-star cast of players including longtime collaborator Ryan Hommel, Griffin Goldsmith, Jared Olevsky, Reed Sutherland, Dave Eggar and Jay Ungar.

In sound and sentiment, these 12 songs cover an immense amount of territory. But they’re all powered by the same source. There’s a spiritual thread throughout the record. That inspiration doesn’t necessarily come from above — Maloney has a patchwork metaphysical support system — but from all around: the glow of humanity gathered in the people and places that lap out in our wake.

Heather has toured nationally as a headliner as well as in support of acts like Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, Gary Clark Jr., Colin Hay, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and many more. The New York Times called her music “utterly gorgeous, visceral” and SPIN Magazine described her as “stunning, breathy, and starkly memorable”. “Soil In The Sky” is out on 6/14 via Signature Sounds.

“Lyrics that cut to the chase” – Huffington Post

“Her not-so-secret weapon is that voice ”– Boston Globe

“Delicious… really excellent” – Graham Nash




  1. Shirley on February 28, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    This sounds great! I would love to go.

  2. Samantha P on March 2, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    I would love to attend.

  3. Robin Suzanne Mack on March 6, 2023 at 8:56 pm

    Wow! Inside an old church hall and an eclectic mix of folk music, ballards, rock with a spiritual thread to it just sounds amazing! I would love to attend this!

  4. Jacob C on March 7, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    My partner and I would love to go! Love the Old Church.

  5. Tula on March 8, 2023 at 12:51 am

    I really dig folk music and definitely curious on the spiritual vibe in this set. It would be such a delight to go and would definitely make my week more exciting to connect to music in this way.

  6. Hannah on March 9, 2023 at 12:50 am

    As a night shift nurse, this would be a fun way to decompress! I’m in desperate need of a night off and a date night with my significant other.

  7. Ed Travalia on March 10, 2023 at 7:47 am

    Heather Maloney writes such great songs – would love to see her in the Old Church. I’m from NJ too, so there’s a connection there, and my band covers songs of her genre…

  8. sarai on March 12, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    It’s my birthday this week—and seeing Heather perform would make my week! Plus, the Old Church is magical.

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