The Singer Songwriter Network and the Torrington Historical Society are once again proudly collaborating to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Ladies n’ Lyrics Summer Concert Series!
"We are thrilled to welcome back Ladies n’ Lyrics veterans Lara Herscovitch and Thea Hopkins for our first Ladies n’ Lyrics concert of the summer on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm (Doors open at 6 pm, music starts at 6:30 pm) on the beautiful Hotchkiss-Fyler grounds located at 192 Main Street, Torrington, CT." -- Theresa Helen Channell, Owner of the Singer Songwriter Network
Internationally touring songwriter Thea Hopkins 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,” -- Roberta Schwartz of Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange. www.theahopkins.com
“Pure musical poetry” (The Courier), Lara Herscovitch’s music is an original blend of modern folk with blues, jazz, and pop influences. With her voice “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” she stands “above and beyond the pack.” -- Northeast Performer
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 www.LaraHerscovitch.com
The Singer Songwriter Network was established in September 2009 as an initiative of A.C.T. the Arts & Culture Commission of Torrington.
The Network’s mission is to Support, Assist, Develop and Promote Original Artists performing new and Original Music. www.ssnt09.org
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The mission of the Singer Songwriter Network is to support, develop and promote original artists performing new original music. With increased focus and attention on Torrington as a growing arts community, one of the Network’s major goals is to galvanize the local music community for greater creative and collaborative endeavors.