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Darlingside

Heather Maloney and Darlingside - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Musical pals Heather Maloney and the indie string quartet Darlingside met a couple of years ago in Northampton, MA. Heather had migrated to Western MA from North Jersey, drawn by a meditation center, and Darlingside, who met at Williams College, lived in that area before settling in Boston. It took Val Geller, a blogger for the New York Times, to get them to record together. She proposed they cover Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock." The result drew a shout out from Graham Nash and led to a five-song EP.

On Your Radar: Darlingside., Wool & Grant, Meg Hutchinson

by John Platt

On February 11, On Your Radar filled Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 with a great lineup. First up was Meg Hutchinson, from Boston, offering some of her quiet, poetic songs, including "When the Lights Aree Down," which you can hear below.

Then came folk veterans Ina May Wool and Bev Grant, who have teamed up as the duo Wool & Grant. After performing some of their well-crafted, thought-provoking original songs, they closed with the bawdy Ida Cox blues classic, "Wild Women."

Darlingside - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
photo by Cassandra Chernin
The members of the indie-folk quartet Darlingside met as students at Williams College in Western Massachusetts. They've migrated east, first to North Hadley and now to Boston, where their mix of literate songwriting, lush harmonies, and atmospherics has found a welcome place. It was a pleasure to welcome them to Studio A for a Sunday Breakfast session.