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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!

New Gallery Concert Series features Jaggery/Veloso collaboration

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Commissions, premieres, improvisation, and dance. Tonight’s event, ranging from ideas of depression to joy, from living in the moment to hope for the future, we recognize that we are always learning, creating, and evolving.

Featured visual artist, Karl Stephan

Composers Jonathan Bailey Holland, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Laurie San Martin, Michael J. Veloso, and 2019 Call for Scores Winner Clifton Ingram;

Performances by Jaggery, Primary Duo, violinist Katherine Winterstein, violinist/vocalist/dancer Eden MacAdam-Somer, violist Ashleigh Gordon, cellist Francesca McNeeley and dancer Ramiro Vaughan


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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


Beat Circus [CD Release] + Count Zero + Jaggery + Emperor Norton Stationary Marching Band + Kee Avil

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Word on the street is that Petaluma Vale will be playing harp for this show, as she continues on her long road to RSI recovery ~ we are very excited! Here’s a word about the lineup ~ we believe we are playing second:

Beat Circus

Beat Circus is a band from Boston, Massachusetts fronted by Brian Carpenter. The band’s songs are characterized by lush arrangements, eclectic instrumentation, and lyrical themes of love, death, religion, and American mythologies. Carpenter developed a “Weird American Gothic” trilogy of concept albums, starting with Dreamland (2008).

Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, this group of raucous and rambunctious musicians will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts. Playing anything that won’t break after vigorous use; their instrumentation is a unique blend of brass, winds, violin, accordion, percussion and an eclectic rhythm section.

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville & Steampunk for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other. Label them anyway you like! Call them Balkan steamfunk, call them avant world fusion, call them experimental big band, call them circus noise! They may be tough to sum up, but it’s easy to tell you that they’ll show you a good time!

Count Zero is an innovative Boston band that combines electronics,acoustic grit, strong melodies, intriguing arrangements and thoughtful lyrics into an intense, eclectic stew of musical experimentation…and it’s catchy too. It’s Future Pop for the disnenchanted.
Step inside and take a listen.

Kee Avil

Kee Avil is a solo song project based in Montreal, QC. It combines guitar, voice and electronics into song forms thatstagger between structure and improvisation. Kee Avil evolved from playing the guitar with broken cymbals and drumsticks into creating strange beats glued together by samples of screws dropped into crystal bowls.