Thea Hopkins

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Americana Folk
Thea Hopkins - Singer/Songwriter Americana Folk Live Act in Cambridge

Thea Hopkins Short Info

Internationally touring performing songwriter Thea Hopkins calls her music American Short Story Folk: concise, striking narratives, they tell of American romance, tragedy and triumph in modern terms.

Her summer 2015 tour of England included performances at the Greenbelt Festival and the Moseley Folk Festival. This was her third tour of England in three years. In 2013 and 2014, Thea toured England in support of her 2013 EP 'Lilac Sky'. Her August 2014 of England kicked off in Manchester opening for David Bromberg & Larry Campbell. Other performances in England have included Grateful Fred's Presents At The Atkinson, the Green Note in London, the Saltaire Festival, the Brunswick, the Guitar Bar and the "From A Distance- Festival of Americana Music.

Thea's 2013 CD "Lilac Sky" features pianist Tim Ray (Lyle Lovett), guitarist Peter Parcek (Blues Foundation Award nominee), drummer Mike Piehl (Chris Smither, Peter Wolf) and bassist Paul Kochanski (The Swinging Steaks). Guitarist/mandola player, Andy Hollinger and guitarist Cameron Peterson add atmospheric touches to several of the tunes. Country-rock singer/songwriter Susan Cattaneo provides harmony vocals.

She is currently doing pre-production on a new CD to be released in early 2016.

Thea first came to greater notice in 2004, with the recording of her song 'Jesus Is On The Wire' by Peter, Paul & Mary. It is recognized as one of their later signature songs. 'Jesus Is On The Wire' has been called a 'modern classic' (Roberta Schwartz - Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange) and 'chilling' and 'unforgettable' by the All Music Guide.

A "standout songwriter" (Washington Post) Thea Hopkins' songs reflects the sturdy virtues that are native to American popular music. Peter, Paul & Mary wrote: “Thea Hopkins is one of the most literate, poetic, emotionally moving of the new songwriters to arrive on the scene in the last few years." Her 2008 CD "Chickasaw" received a 4 star review from Britain's Maverick Magazine. "Thea Hopkins possesses a voice that stands up to her material," wrote Americana-UK. And Susan Werner wrote: "It's a voice with the mystery and power of the late, great Nick Drake.”

She is a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard. She also boasts Nottoway (Iroquois), African-American, Irish, French and Portuguese ancestry.

Thea has opened for Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Richie Havens, Maura O'Connell, Peggy Seeger, Susan Werner, John Hammond, Ellis Paul, Brooks Williams and Katy Moffatt. She's performed at many venues including Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Club Passim, Johnny D's, Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, Utah's Sundance Film Festival, The Coffee Gallery near L.A., and The Bitter End in N.Y.C. Thea's music receives airplay here and overseas.

Internationally touring performing songwriter Thea Hopkins calls her music American Short Story Folk: concise, striking narratives, they tell of American romance, tragedy and triumph in modern terms.

Her summer 2015 tour of England included performances at the Greenbelt Festival and the Moseley Folk Festival. This was her third tour of England in three years. In 2013 and 2014, Thea toured England in support of her 2013 EP 'Lilac Sky'. Her August 2014 of England kicked off in Manchester opening for David Bromberg & Larry Campbell. Other performances in England have included Grateful Fred's Presents At The Atkinson, the Green Note in Londo...

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Past Gigs Thea Hopkins

  • 03 | 2016 New York, NY American Museum Of Folk Art
  • 11 | 2015 Dennisport, MA Live From Center Stage
  • 08 | 2015 Kettering UK Greenbelt Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Okemah OK Woody Guthrie Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Okemah OK Woody Guthrie Festival
  • 07 | 2014 London UK The Green Note
  • 07 | 2014 Nottingham UK The Guitar Bar
  • 07 | 2014 Manchester UK Band On The Wall o/f David Bromberg & Larry Campbell
  • 07 | 2014 Southport UK Grateful Fred's Presents At The Atkinson
  • 07 | 2014 Brighton UK The Brunswick
  • 07 | 2014 Conway NH World Fellowship Center
  • 06 | 2014 Conway NH World Fellowship Center
  • 05 | 2014 New Haven CT International Festival Of Arts and Ideas
  • 04 | 2014 Saugerties NY John Street Jam
  • 04 | 2014 Jamaica Plain MA Midway Cafe
  • 02 | 2014 Boston MA Emerson College
  • 11 | 2013 Salem MA The Grapevine - Acoustic Mondays
  • 09 | 2013 Warwick RI Warwick Library - Sunday Concert Series
  • 09 | 2013 Bedford UK Cafe Andaluz
  • 08 | 2013 London UK The Green Note
  • 08 | 2013 Lewes UK Con Club
  • 08 | 2013 Brighton UK The Brunswick
  • 08 | 2013 Lewes UK Union Music Store
  • 08 | 2013 Saltaire UK The Saltaire Festival
  • 08 | 2013 Southport UK 'From A Distance' Festival of Americana Music

Discography Thea Hopkins

  • 2013 Lilac Sky EP | Self Release
  • 2013 Lilac Sky EP | Self Release
  • 2008 Chickasaw Album | Self Release
  • 2008 Chickasaw Album | Self Release
  • 2001 Birds of Mystery Album | Self Release
  • 2001 Birds of Mystery Album | Self Release

Media

  • Sound
  • Video Thea Hopkins & Cameron Pete...
  • Video 03 Mississippi River. Missi...
  • Video 02 The Weather Turns

Origin

  • Cambridge US

Founded

  • 2000

Members

  • Thea Hopkins acoustic guitar & vocals

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