From Paper to Stage w/ Heather Maloney at The Parlor Room

  • February 24 - March 16, 2024
  • The Parlor Room

    32 Masonic Street
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Ticket Price $200.00 This event is now over

From Paper to Stage w/ Heather Maloney
at The Parlor Room 
Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16* The last class will be a performance at The Parlor Room for Back Porch Fest
11am - 2pm *Performance time slot on 3/16 11am -1pm

Workshop Price: $200 GA - $150 Members *This is a bundle only workshop

Workshop Capacity: 12

Announcing Heather Maloney’s new workshop: From Paper to Stage! In this “singer-songwriter” focused program, participants will focus on writing, refining and performing their songs. Workshop sessions will take place at the Parlor Room for 3 Saturday afternoons (2/24, 3/2 & 3/9), and then finally again on Saturday March 16th, where each participant can perform on the Parlor Room stage as a part of the 2024 Back Porch Festival! 

Spots are extremely limited (only 12 available!), so if you plan on attending we highly recommend you grab yours ASAP!


After over 1,000 live shows and more than a decade of touring behind studio albums, Heather Maloney is set to release her first live album, No Shortcuts | Live at the Academyin June of 2022 on the celebrated indie label, Signature Sounds.

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, Ken Burns, and the anonymous authors of Zen parables. And while she eventually traded the quiet, structured life as a yogi for the kinetic life of a touring musician, the core of her songwriting remains centered around the same curiosity about our inner world and the desire to articulate it through storytelling. She now has eight studio album releases under her belt, each one marked by inspiring collaborations with musicians, songwriters and producers.

On Heather’s 2019 album, Soil In The Sky, her “ability to channel emotion is radical” (PopMatters) and the tracks are stacked with special guests who help her deliver an immense range of sound and sentiment in 12 songs; there’s a duet with Dawes front-man Taylor Goldsmith on the Walt Whitman-inspired love song “We Were Together”, an appearance by Rachael Price on the album’s opening track “Enigma”, and Jay Ungar lends his legendary folk fiddle to “Oklahoma Lullaby”, a song inspired by Ken Burns’ documentary The Dustbowl. (Ungar composed Ashokan Farewell in Burns’ The Civil War). The all-star band includes drummer Griffin Goldsmith (Dawes), and multiple members of the Amos Lee band. 

The Bluegrass Situation called her 2015 release, Making Me Break (produced by Band of Horses’ Bill Reynolds) “an intoxicating blend that captures the sonic texture of indie rock, the humanity of folk and the spirituality of a Rumi poem.”

In 2014 she released “Woodstock”, her collaborative effort with Boston quartet Darlingside, which drew praise from the New York Times and Graham Nash.

Heather’s songs have played on NPR stations across the country and her live appearances have aired on syndicated programming like eTown and AudioTree. Her song “Nightstand Drawer” was used in the season finale of the CBS TV series "Elementary", and her songs have also been featured on a number of editorial Spotify playlists & Starbucks’ in-store nationwide playlists.

As well as a songwriter and performer, Heather is an illustrator and linocut artist who carves and prints visual representations of her songs on a variety of mediums. She considers the integration of music and art to be an inspiring new chapter as a creative, and while most of her growing catalog is reserved for her Patreon community, she periodically releases limited-edition prints to accompany albums and singles.

Heather has toured throughout the US & Canada as a headliner and also in support of acts including 

Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, Gary Clark Jr., Rodrigo y Gabriela, Colin Hay (Men at Work), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams 

and many more.


The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at


Date & Time

Feb 24 - Mar 16, 2024

Venue Details

The Parlor Room

32 Masonic Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060 The Parlor Room
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