The Singer Songwriter Network and the Torrington Historical Society are once again collaborating to present the Ladies n’ Lyrics Summer Concert Series on the grounds of the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum, 192 Main Street, Torrington. The event will take place on Thursday evening, June 23, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music will begin at 6:30 p.m. For added enjoyment bring your comfortable lawn chair and a picnic supper. This is the fifth year that the Singer Songwriter Network has presented concerts at the Society. For this upcoming concert, the SSN is welcoming back Lara Herscovitch and Thea Hopkins, both of whom have performed at the Torrington Historical Society in the past.
Internationally touring songwriter Thea Hopkins (www.theahopkins.com) has been described as a “standout songwriter” by the Washington Post and as an “artist whose narratives drip with metaphor and imagery” by Americana UK. Her summer 2015 tour included performances at the Greenbelt Festival (UK), the Mosley Folk Festival (UK), the Woody Guthrie Festival (OK), and the Outside the Box Festival (MA). This was her third tour of England in three years. She is currently recording a new CD to be released later this year. “The beauty of Thea’s voice is matched by the brilliance of her lyrics,” stated Roberta Schwartz of Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange.
With her voice “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” she stands “above and beyond the pack” (Northeast Performer). A former Connecticut State Troubadour, Lara brings a charm, authenticity, and love of performing that immediately resonates with diverse audiences. She has appeared as a guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and tours from Maine to Miami. She also has extensive experience as a policy social worker, and has worked in the US, Latin America and Asia on behalf of disadvantaged individuals, focusing on education, community development, and juvenile justice. Echoes of these themes resonate throughout her music. “Singer songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn’t write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul.” (Daily Journal, Tupelo, MS). For more information about Lara visit www.LaraHerscovitch.com
Tickets for the event are $10 and may be purchased at the door or online. Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.ssnt09.org or at www.ladiesnlyricsjune23.eventbrite.com. Torrington Historical Society members are entitled to a discounted admission of $5; members can purchase their discounted tickets at the door. For more area information www.litchfieldhills.com