Tonight: Thea Hopkins in the Garden (or Menino Hall…)


Americana-performing songwriter Thea Hopkins will appear in the Hyde Park Branch Library Garden on Thursday, August 1, from 6:30 to 7:30. She will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Andy Hollinger. They will present an entertaining mix of her originals and creatively re-arranged covers.

Thea has been described as an artist with a startling original voice who creates “narratives that drip with metaphor and imagery” by Americana UK. Her album “Chickasaw” received 4 stars from Maverick. Peter, Paul, & Mary recorded her song “Jesus is on the Wire” in 2004 for their last studio album “In These Times” and in 2010 with the Prague Symphony. Thea has toured regionally and nationally in the US performing at events and venues such as the Sundance Film Festival, Boston First NIght, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Her new 2013 CD “Lilac Sky” is receiving high critical praise.

The Concerts in the Garden series is sponsored by the Friends of the HP Branch Library and is fully supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation. In the event of rain or excessive heat, the concert will be held in air-conditioned Menino Hall in the library.

Intro to Folk – May 19, 2012

For the last session in the series, singer-songwriter Terry Kitchen will present about Folk music for Many Styles, Many Voices, An Introduction to Music for Teens this Saturday May 19th at 2pm in the branch library’s Menino Hall.   This series is designed to give teens and young adults a brief but comprehensive look at the different styles of music they hear, what makes them unique, and what unites them.  Each presenter is an accomplished musician who will present a 90-minute talk followed by a short concert and Q/A time.  Many thanks to Artists-at-Large, Inc. for coordinating this wonderful series!

These concerts are free and all ages are welcome.  For more information contact Branch Teen Librarian John Kenney, or Artists-at-Large, Inc., at 617-313-6557.