“Dirt and Stardust” – Heather Maloney

Trying to squeeze Massachusetts singer-songwriter Heather Maloney into a particular box is futile.   What consistently shines through in her songwriting is her sincerity.  On the folk number “Dirt and Stardust,”  a song from her third, self-titled album (and first for the Signature Sounds label), she ambles through a thoughtful narrative about the  pleasures and travails associated with a restless heart as she explores her place in an ever-changing world.  However, the narrator’s refusal to remain stagnant should not be confused with aimlessness; Maloney crafts a woman who firmly acknowledges her needs and desires.  Stream/purchase the full album on Bandcamp.