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hello Jaggery listeners,

singer mali here. i have some news to share:

i’m releasing an album of new music on 9/22/23.

the album is called Lodestone and it’s (mostly) made up of songs written over the years since taking a break from the band in 2016. during this time, i’ve given myself permission to follow my creative vision more fully — learning orchestral and string quartet arranging, broadening what i write songs about, and accepting the pace of the project as it unfolded.

i hope you will give it a listen.

the album features my Jaggery bandmates Tony Leva on bass/es, Dylan Jack on drums, and Rachel Jayson on viola, as part of the string quartet and orchestra which feature on multiple tracks.

you can pre-order it here as a digital download or on CD

if you live in the Boston area, please come celebrate the release with us:

tickets here

here is the video for Lodestone, directed by War Cry and Hostage Heart director, Michael McQuilken:

thank you for supporting my music over all these years!


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At long last, here is Having It Out with Melancholy ~ our collaborative album with composer Michael J. Veloso.

Recorded 3+ years ago, this set of nine songs was composed for us by Mike, who took Jane Kenyon’s poem cycle based on her experience with depression, and set it to music for us.

Available on Bandcamp, as CD, digital download (name-your-price) and free streaming:


art by Andreas Lie

Having It Out with Melancholy – Listening Party & Live Show

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art by Andreas Lie

Three years in the making, Having It Out with Melancholy — our project with composer Michael J. Veloso, based on the poems of Jane Kenyon — is finally ready for release. Join us on Sunday January 12th, 2020 for a celebration with a listening party and live performances, including a movement from Veloso’s orchestral piece, Centrifuge, and a Jaggery set of originals.

Details & Tickets



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After a year-and-a-half gigging hiatus, we’ll be playing an immersive concert ~ and our first with a string quartet ~ at the Boston Museum of Science’s Planetarium on Summer Solstice 2018 ~ premiering new songs and never-heard-before versions of old ones.

laser light show at Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science (courtesy of Museum of Science)

It will be a smorgasbord of the visual, virtual, & visceral!


hope you can make it!

Having It Out With Melancholy

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mali from Jaggery here. we have a unique show coming up in the Boston area that i hope you can make.



we will be premiering

Having It Out With Melancholy  ~ a song cycle composed by our friend and local composer Michael J. Veloso.

some backstory:
we met Mike in 2011 when we were the house band for the Post-Meridian Radio Players‘ production of Sleepy Hollow. Mike was the composer for the show, and we loved getting the chance to inhabit his eerie, jagged, intelligent compositions. it felt like a match made in heaven (a headless horseman type of heaven).

we kept in touch with Mike after the show wrapped, and he expressed interest in composing something specifically for us. very flattering!

Mike floated a variety of ideas our way ~ ideas generally based on literature. when he suggested setting to music a poem cycle by American poet Jane Kenyon chronicling her struggles with depression and aptly titled Having It Out With Melancholy, i was sold.

fast-forward five or so years, and the fruits of this collaboration are finally ready for public consumption.

what you can expect from the show:

first off, it’s at the teeny tiny

lilypad • 1353 cambridge street, inman square cambridge, ma

we’ll be performing two sets.
the first will be Mike’s song cycle, which will take you on a thirty-minute journey through angular, unstable rhythms, alternate tonalities, and unconventional song structures, married to sparse, inner-psyche-probing lyrics written by a poet laureate.

the second set will be our own originals ~ and we’ll be selecting our favorites spanning our twelve year discography.

show starts at 7:30pm and is all ages

advance tickets $10 (+ $1.34 processing fee), $15 at the door

as stated above, the lilypad is TINY. we foresee this show selling out and recommend getting your tickets in advance and showing up early to get a good seat. we may only be holding a small amount of tickets at the door.

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hope you can make it