Songwriter Roundup with Katie Dobbins and Various Special Guests!
New England Music Award-winning Katie Dobbins draws from a palette of contemporary folk and new country to create a genre uniquely her own. With a mastery of storytelling and the heart of a poet, this soulful songstress captures elements of life and relationships in ways that lift the spirit and challenge the soul. Carolyn Kruse of Country 102.5 WKLB raved, "Sweet but bold, Katie's voice is reminiscent of one of her heroes, Jewel, but only deeper . . . a fearless spirit with a gentle touch." Tom Bianchi, Talent Buyer at Somerville's The Burren, voiced "with gorgeous harmony and song Katie lyrically weaves in stories of healing, growing and moving forward through the struggles of life." Dobbins' sophomore album, There Is Light, contains remarkably honest songs that capture seasons of both hardship and joy, but hold onto the hope that light will always illuminate and overpower darkness.
Joe Dunn is a musical man. His sound is a collection of genres, he plays a collection of instruments and has a vast collection of original songs he’s written. He records full band and acoustic music in his studio and is a sought after guitarist, for both live performances and in the studio. Joe has also co-written songs with some of Nashville and LA’s top songwriters. He is a artist, in every sense of the word.
To describe Dunn’s sound isn’t easy. He embraces elements of folk, rock, country, and blues. I can’t help but draw comparisons to Buddy Holly, and it’s not just the glasses. It’s the conviction in his performance. It’s the riffs, the tenderness, the rockabilly, the passion… that draw us in and take us on the ride. The lyrics, the melodies, the intelligence… all make Joe Dunn a artist to be heard.
Abigail has been writing music for over 10 years. She opened for such acts as Eddie Money, The Little River Band, Flydown and more. Venues include The Cape Cod Melody Tent, The South Shore Music Circus, PAC TV, WATD Radio, Hard Rock Cafe & Faneuil Hall in Boston, Marshfield MA Fair, The Spire in Plymouth MA, and many more around New England and as far as Ireland and Nashville TN.
Dav Blues is a soulful folk singer/songwriter residing in Brockton, Ma but based out of Boston. He blends a unique voice with refreshingly introspective lyrics that pull from all facets of his life. Some call him the “Sad Dad”. He’s opened up for noticeable acts such as Rusty Clanton, Riley Moore “Song Boy”, and Lisa Bastoni.