Ben Taylor, Heather Maloney, and Adam Ezra
August 15, 2014
Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, was born into a musical world, but never sought to follow the footsteps of his famous parents. A trip to the Caribbean gave him the push he'd been wanting for so long. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a headful of songs, Taylor shaped himself into the natural singer/songwriter his parents knew he'd become. His most recent album, Listening is said to flawlessly fuse the sounds and styles of folk, pop, soul, urban, reggae and country.
Heather Maloney is a western Massachusetts based artist who has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songwriting exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Maloney is primed for a breakout 2014. Her collaboration with Massachusetts-based indie folk quartet Darlingside, the Woodstock EP, garnered national attention with a New York Times feature for their cover of Joni Mitchell's classic song, "Woodstock." The EP was released by Signature Sounds in March. Maloney has embarked on an expansive US tour and will begin work on her next full-length album.
Adam Ezra performs a rare solo show. VH1's Ben Tishler has said, "Adam Ezra is one of the most promising songwriters to come along in years... with the craftsmanship and insight to become a major voice in American music." The Adam Ezra Group's live performances, often compared to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, have established them as one of the premier indie bands in the Northeast. They have toured with Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, Corey Smith, and Little Feat.