Thea Hopkins – Tickets – Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – March 28th, 2019

Thea Hopkins

Gypsy Sally's presents a free show in our Vinyl Lounge

Thea Hopkins

Thu, March 28, 2019

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Happy Hour: 5:30-7:00

Thea Hopkins
Thea Hopkins
With her 4th album, “Love Come Down,” Boston performing songwriter Thea Hopkins has achieved an elegance of sound that lives up to her poetic prowess. A talent the Washington Post called “a standout writer,” she has created, in just six tunes, a seamless song journey that begins with a gentle invocation (“Love Come Down”), ends with a lullaby (“Until Then”) and gracefully travels to a few dark American landscapes in between. From love ballad to social history, every song is personal.
"An artist whose narratives drip with metaphor and imagery"-- Americana UK
The scope of the EP can be seen by the choice of musicians. Jazz trumpeter Tom Halter (Either Orchestra) explores haunting new directions on four songs. “Mississippi River, Mississippi Town” features the electric ebow of Dave Minehan (The Neighborhoods, The Replacements.) He also co-produced the song. On “The Ghost of Emmett Till,” Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary) adds his quietly dramatic guitar and harmony vocals. The pianist Tim Ray (formerly with Lyle Lovett) is prominent, and plaintive, on “Almost Upon a Time.” “Tamson Weeks” is sparked by violinist Mimi Rabson of the Really Esoteric String Quartet. It tells the story of Hopkins' great-great aunt, a medicine woman of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Indian tribe of Martha's Vineyard.
"Love Come Down" is scheduled to be released September 7th, 2018.
Peter, Paul & Mary recorded her song 'Jesus Is On The Wire' in 2004 and again in 2010, with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. It is considered one of their later signature songs. 'Jesus Is On The Wire' has been called 'chilling' and 'unforgettable' by the All Music Guide.
Her 2015 summer festival appearances included the Greenbelt Festival (Kettering UK), the Mosley Folk Festival (Birmingham, UK) the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival (Okemah,OK) and the Outside The Box Festival (Boston, MA). Her 2013 & 2014 UK & US festival appearances included International Festival of Arts & Ideas (CT), the Saltaire Festival (UK) and From A Distance - Festival of Americana Music (UK).
Artists Thea has opened for in the US and in the UK, include John Lodge of the Moody Blues, Noel Paul Stookey, David Bromberg & Larry Campbell, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Hammond, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Maura O'Connell and Richie Furay.
Venues that have welcomed Thea and her music include the City Winery NYC, Museum of Fine Arts(MA), the Bluebird Cafe(TN), Club Passim (MA), Narrows Center For The Arts (MA), Johnny D's (MA), the Bitter End (NY), Band on the Wall (UK), the Atkinson (UK) and the Museum of American Folk Art (NY).
A member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe, Thea is honored to be a 2016 recipient of a fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Her ancestry also includes African-American, Nottoway (Iroquois), Irish and Portuguese.
Venue Information:
Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007