Thea Hopkins - 'Lilac Sky' - review (9/10)
"The first track ‘Might’ve Stayed in Memphis’ showcases all that’s great about this album. It's a country track that gets a bit rockier on the chorus with musicianship that blends acoustic and steel guitars. Thea is an excellent songwriter with a memorably vivid lyrical lines and a fine ear for melody. These abilities shine on the title track of the album, ‘Lilac Sky' . 'Whatcha Gonna Do?’ is a well textured country song which blends guitars and mandola perfectly and lyrically is a spectacular tour de force." --Nick Browne www.WhisperinandHollerin.com
Thea Hopkins - 'Lilac Sky' - review (8/10) March 2013 "Rich, sultry, emotional, expressive..." http://www.americana-uk.com/cd-reviews/item/thea-hopkinslilac-sky-independent-2013?category_id=175
"Thea Hopkins has a wonderfully sonorous voice, husky and full of character. She sounds as though she was made for country music and this mini-album is some of the best country I’ve heard in ages."
"Thea Hopkins has one of those voices you can get lost in. Whether she is singing one of her original ballads, performing a cover by Marianne Faithfull, or turning on her torch and mysterious side, she beguiles, charms, and sings the heck out of every tune.Lilac Sky, with only six songs to its name, leaves us begging for more. Good singers can cover any tune; only great ones make them memorable. Thea Hopkins is one of the greats. "
'Lilac Sky' - review (4/5) -
Billybop (Belgium) - 28.1.13
"Striking and intriguing, with an extraordinary voice."
Thea Hopkins – Lilac sky (2013)
An excellent left of centre six song country mini album that is well worth putting on repeat play!
"On "Lilac Sky," Boston singer-songwriter Thea Hopkins has chosen to release a modest number of songs. Each of these songs absolutely must be heard. " -- www.cntl.altcountry.be, Jan 2013
FIRST PLACE "AMERICAN SONGWRITER" LYRIC CONTEST WINNER MAY/JUNE 2012 FOR "CHICKASAW"
Jan/Feb 2013 "AMERICAN SONGWRITER" LYRIC CONTEST SECOND PLACE WINNER FOR "MISSISSIPPI RIVER, MISSISSIPPI TOWN"
Interview In The Dec/Jan 2013 Issue Of The Noise thenoise-boston.com/2012/11/thea-hopkins/
BOSTON GLOBE EDITOR'S PICK - SEPT 5, 2012
LEAD REVIEW IN JUNE 2012 ISSUE OF THE NOISE OF MAY 3RD SHOW OPENING FOR RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT!!!
Thea Hopkins' Roots Attached Revue Showcase an "Editor's Pick" Boston Globe April 1, 2012!
Artist Spotlight - Homegrown Showcase, The River 92.5 February 2, 2012!
"The bottom line is that Thea Hopkins knows how to take an audience on a ride that touches the full range of human emotions. The beauty of Thea's voice is matched by the brilliance of her lyrics.” -– Roberta B. Schwartz, The Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
PRAISE FOR THEA HOPKINS AND HER CD "CHICKASAW"
"4 STARS" -- Maverick Magazine- UK
“Immaculately played and produced, with narratives that drip with metaphor and imagery… Thea Hopkins possesses a voice that stands up to her material… The title track showcases the style perfectly, evocative and with a hint of menace. This is folk as it should be: dark tales, poetry and protest.”— Americana-UK
“Thea Hopkins’ new recording, "Chickasaw," puts her haunting voice front and center, and especially on her lovely self-written ballads, it's a voice with the mystery and power of the late, great Nick Drake.” -- Susan Werner
“Thea Hopkins is one of the most literate, poetic and emotionally moving of the new singer-songwriters to arrive on the scene in the last few years. Her song, 'Jesus Is On the Wire,' is a compelling composition with a riveting story-telling style. This is one of the most important songs we have sung in recent years." – Peter, Paul & Mary
“Thea Hopkins possesses a voice and style that are so unique and brilliant that you wonder why the rest of the world has not yet caught on. She is sultry and sensuous, serious and playful, mysterious and fascinating all at once. She is reminiscent of the great torch singers, but also has a modern and contemporary sound which she shares with the likes of Sarah McLaughlin and Natalie Merchant. The bottom line is that she knows how to take an audience on a ride that touches the full range of human emotions. The beauty of Thea's voice is matched by the brilliance of her lyrics.” -– Roberta B. Schwartz, The Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
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