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  • Thea Hopkins CD Release Party For Love Come Down Live From Arts At The Armory!

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The Washington Post called Thea Hopkins "a standout songwriter."
The Paris Move raved "“Our amazement is total. Thea Hopkins’ CD “Love Come Down” should come with a warning: To be opened with care – risk of love at first sight!"

With her 4th album, “Love Come Down,” Boston performing songwriter Thea Hopkins has achieved an elegance of sound that lives up to her poetic... more

The Washington Post called Thea Hopkins "a standout songwriter."
The Paris Move raved "“Our amazement is total. Thea Hopkins’ CD “Love Come Down” should come with a warning: To be opened with care – risk of love at first sight!"

With her 4th album, “Love Come Down,” Boston performing songwriter Thea Hopkins has achieved an elegance of sound that lives up to her poetic prowess. In just six tracks, Hopkins creates a seamless song journey that begins with a gentle invocation (“Love Come Down”), ends with a lullaby (“Until Then”) and travels to a few dark American landscapes in between. From love ballad to social history, every song is personal.

The Belgium website Roots-Time wrote: "Love Come Down" is a real masterpiece...Thea has been compared to fellow American Indian Buffy Ste Marie. That's not the right reference: she has a lot more of Joni Mitchell in her approach. Her voice is completely unique and very recognizable, but above all: she has become a songwriter of the highest level.”

Hopkins first gained musical notice by penning Peter, Paul & Mary’s last signature song, “Jesus Is On the Wire,” included on their final albums in 2004 and 2010 and performed in every concert in their last years. On her timely new ballad, “The Ghost of Emmett Till,” Noel Paul Stookey (the Paul of P,P & M) adds his quietly dramatic guitar and vocals.

In Great Britain, the website Rocking Magpie wrote: “I'm lost for words as to how to describe Thea Hopkins' voice and style, which is very much how and why she stands apart from her peers. Haunting? Pearlescent? Ethereal? Husky? Expressive? All of the above…You find yourself helplessly falling in love with the power of music all over again.”

The scope of the EP – touching upon Americana, folk and pop -- can be seen by the choice of musicians. Jazz trumpeter Tom Halter (Either Orchestra) explores haunting new directions on four songs. “Mississippi River, Mississippi Town” features the electric “ebow” guitar of Dave Minehan (The Neighborhoods, The Replacements.) Pianist Tim Ray (formerly with Lyle Lovett) is prominent and plaintive on “Almost Upon a Time.” The song “Tamson Weeks” is sparked by violinist Mimi Rabson of the Really Esoteric String Quartet. It tells the story of Hopkins' great-great aunt, a medicine woman of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Indian tribe of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
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