Date(s) - Wed. Aug. 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at ROOTED Cafe at 7 PM
For Songwriters in the Round on August 17 we have some performers just dripping in honorifics. Susan Cattaneo’s most recent folk/rock/blues album charted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and yielded a #1 song on folk radio. Thea Hopkins is a nationally recognized songwriter who weaves together threads of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music to create a style she calls “red roots Americana”. Paul Hansen writes thoughtful, clever rock songs and fronts the bands Honest Mechanik and Grownup Noise. And your host, David Thorne Scott, brings together disparate musical styles — rock, jazz, and and country — with high hopes of bringing together disparate people too.
Wednesday, August 17, 7pm, $10.
With her powerful voice, captivating melodies and finely-crafted lyrics, Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected singer/songwriters. A compelling performer and vivid storyteller, Susan’s music blends folk, rock and blues with hint of country. Following up on the success of her chart-topping double album. The Hammer & The Heart, Susan Cattaneo released All is Quiet in April of 2022. Critics, audiences, and fellow artists have instantly connected with the personal nature of Susan’s songs. Susan is a three-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist and a three-time nominee for Best Americana Artist at the Boston Music Awards, and she won the 2018 CT folk Festival. Her last album The Hammer and The Heart charted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and yielded a #1 song on folk radio and a top 10 album of 2017. www.susancattaneo.com
“Cattaneo’s solo songs have roots that run deep under the earth from Memphis to Nashville to Appalachia (pick a random song from her catalog and odds are it would be an ideal cover for Bonnie Raitt or Carrie Underwood or Steve Earle).” – Jed Gottlieb, The Boston Herald
A member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe of Martha’s Vineyard MA, performing songwriter Thea Hopkins calls her music Red Roots Americana. Described as a “standout writer” by the Washington Post, Thea’s song, “The Ghost Of Emmett Till”, was awarded the 22nd grand prize by the Great American Song Contest in 2021. Her 2018 album “Love Come Down’, was nominated for a 2019 Indigenous Music Award in the folk category, an international competition. She first came to public notice when Peter, Paul & Mary recorded her song “Jesus Is On The Wire” in 2004. Thea was selected by the Western Arts Alliance as a 2019 Native Launchpad Artist. Her program, “In The Roundhouse”: A Celebration of Traditional and Contemporary Indigenous Music” debuted in Providence RI in 2021. www.theahopkins.com
Basketball player turned guitarist, turned philosophy major, turned songwriter Paul Hansen has been playing on the Boston scene since 2005. Along with multiple national tours, mostly DIY, Paul’s band, The Grownup Noise, has had several songs featured on MTV and popular Netflix shows and various independent films. He has a true love for song and his favorite style of music changes on a daily basis. http://www.thegrownupnoise.
David Thorne Scott is a singer and songwriter in jazz and Americana styles. A 20-year resident of Somerville, he organized Songwriters in the Round to foster a creative, dynamic music scene for his adopted home city. He believes that music can bring a community together like nothing else. “At a time of great conflict in our country – when words often fail us – music has the power to bridge divides… David Thorne Scott explores the intersection of Jazz and Americana, city and country, instrumentation and lyrics to create lush compositions and covers that are unifying, and healing, in their beauty.” – Laurie Fanell, Eponymous Review www.davidthornescott.com
Part of the ROOTED Armory Café Series. Café menu is available here. Beer and wine also available!