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is one of the most innovative and creative musicians in the world
today. His 40+ year career encompasses Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country,
Folk and World music. Singing in Hebrew, Spanish, English and Arabic,
he brings together audiences of all cultures, bridging barriers of
language through his music. At this SOPAC performance, he is joined
by Cuban “Trio Havana” with Jorge Bringas, Manuel Alejandro Carro and
Yuniel Jiminez. Together they bring a unique interpretation to the
full spectrum of Broza’s rich repertoire of hits.
musical hiatus and period of profound self-reflection,
singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards triumphantly returns with her
cloud-grazing voice, skilled strumming and Folk/Country music that
confronts life’s challenges yet finds the beauty in it all.
A master of
acoustic Folk/Blues, Chris Smither creates a singular guitar
sound—a beat-driven finger-picking, layered over his
ever-present rhythmic, tapping feet (always mic’d in performance). A
lifelong devotee of Bluegrass, Tim O’Brien is skilled on guitar,
mandolin, fiddle and banjo. He often performs with his wife, vocalist
& Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste
magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla is a
fifteen-time Grammy winner who has taken the instrument across
multiple genres. Abigail is a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo
WED, NOV 9, at 7:30PM
has long been praised for their mesmerizing harmonies and wistful
songwriting, described by NPR as “exquisitely-arranged,
literary-minded, baroque Folk-Pop,” and compared to Crosby, Stills
and Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds.
her powerful, radiant voice, Grammy winner Paula Cole has a musical
catalog defined by honest lyrics that covers Blues, Jazz, Folk, Pop,
Gospel and Americana. Multi-instrumentalist Sophie B. Hawkins,
described as a “somber Folk singer, saucy Pop gal, note-bending Jazz
chanteuse,” (Rolling Stone), has been tugging at heartstrings
for decades with her captivating storytelling. Both
singer-songwriters are known for their indelible 90s hits—Cole’s “I
Don’t Want to Wait” and Hawkins’ “As I Lay Me Down.”
a Folk-Rock singer-songwriter and novelist with an expressive voice,
a keen wit and an evocative way with words has been described as
“harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark
Knopfler” (The New York Times) and named one of the “100
Greatest Living Songwriters” by Paste magazine.
Sexton’s spirited songs run the American musical gamut, incorporating
Soul, Country and Blues. The guitarist has been praised for “his
unpretentious heartiness” (The New York Times) and his
“soul-marinated voice” (Rolling Stone).