Friday, August 26, 2022

Singer-Songwriters Coming to SOPAC!





Upcoming Shows



David Broza & Trio Havana


SAT, SEP 17, at 8PM 

David Broza 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.




Kathleen Edwards


THU, SEP 22, at 7:30PM

After a 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.




Chris Smither & Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius


SAT, OCT 8, at 8PM

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 Jan Fabricius.


Chris Smither


Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn


WED, OCT 26, at 7:30PM 

Béla Fleck & 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 player.





Opening Artist: Caitlin Canty
WED, NOV 9, at 7:30PM

Darlingside 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.






Paula Cole & Sophie B. Hawkins


THU, NOV 10, at 7:30PM

Carried by 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.”




Josh Ritter


THU, NOV 17, at 7:30PM

Josh Ritter, 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.




Martin Sexton


SAT, DEC 3, at 8PM


Martin 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).




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