Katie Dobbins Music & Hermit Woods Winery Present Songwriter RoundUp (CANCELED)
Wednesday, January 31st, Tickets $10 – $15
Feat. Katie Dobbins, Dan Fallon, & Dylan Patrick Ward
Complimentary Wine Tasting at 5:30 PM
Loft Doors open at 6:00 PM / Show starts at 7:00 PM
Songwriter RoundUp Hosted by Katie Dobbins – Acoustic show featuring 3 local songwriter acts sharing the stories behind their songs and performing in-the-round
Short Series Description
Hermit Woods Winery & Katie Dobbins Music partner together to present a monthly music series titled Songwriter RoundUp, where audience members can enjoy talented singer-songwriters from the New England Area in the Lakes Region’s premier listening room. Enjoy songs and stories from host Katie Dobbins and two additional guest acts as they perform acoustically in-the-round. New songwriters will be featured on the last Wednesday of every month in this intimate series! Tickets are $10 – $15 at hermitwoods.com.
Award winning singer-songwriter and light warrior Katie Dobbins seeks to share honest music that captivates listeners and brings light to the darkness. 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. Her album There Is Light, produced by multi-award-winning producer Sean McLaughlin of 37′ Productions, was awarded Album of the Year at the 2021 Limelight Music Awards. Her single There’s a Light, mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Jeff Lipton, was featured on Spotify’s Editorial playlist. Her music has been featured on prominent radio stations like The River and “Boston’s Hottest Country,” with host Carolyn Kruse raving “Sweet but bold, Katie’s voice is reminiscent of one of her heroes, Jewel, but only deeper… A fearless spirit with a gentle touch.” Dobbins’ fall single Wild, written on the rocks at Marginal Way in Maine, sings of wild love that compels her to step outside of her comfort zone and toward the wild dreams in her heart. The track was mixed and mastered by Emmy-nominated producer Brian Coombes of Rocking Horse Studio (NH), whom Katie also produced her summer single Just Cause I Can with, and whom she is currently recording more music with to be released in the new year.
*For photo, please credit: Kris Dobbins
Dan Fallon is an accomplished American singer-songwriter and author, whose musical journey began at a very young age. Dan taught himself to play multiple instruments during his formative years and embarked on a prolific songwriting career by the tender age of 13.
After immersing himself in the New England music scene in the early 2000s, Dan’s caught the attention of industry professionals. He subsequently recorded his debut solo album, which not only cemented his position as a songwriter and opened doors to an exciting touring career.
Dan’s compositions continue to be featured in film and television productions. Furthermore, his artistic versatility extended beyond music, as he released a book of poetry, comedy and made a memorable appearance as a television presenter on XYTV’s, the VIP. In a particularly notable moment, a live acoustic version of his song, “American Dream,” became an anthem for NBC’s Community Auditions in 2012.
Building upon the success of his previous accomplishments, Dan embarked on a fruitful collaboration with Grammy-winning producer and musician, Ducky Carlisle. Together, they crafted a series of captivating songs that showcased Dan’s unique style, with Ducky’s contributions on bass, drums, and production.
Dan also dedicates his songwriting talents to The Songs of Love Foundation, making a positive impact through his music. Both as a solo artist and with his band, Dan has garnered widespread recognition and support, with his music gaining traction on streaming platforms and FM radio stations like 92.5 FM The River, 104.7 FM The Hawk, 95.3 FM, and 91.5 FM, as well as numerous college and other AM/FM stations. Dan’s greatest source of pride and fulfillment lies in his collaborative work with his band Runs Like Thieves, alongside Greg Santini and Abraham Hughes. Together, they have created a body of work that exemplifies their interest in creating relatable, honest, crowd-engaging live music.
Dylan Patrick Ward
“He’s funny. He’s also as serious as an ax handle.” – Peter Mulvey
Dylan Patrick Ward is a folk misfit from Vermont’s dirty south. Equal parts compassionate and irreverent, his songs delve into the minds and lives of oddballs, outcasts, misfits and people on the brink. He has a sharp sense of humor and an instinctive sympathy for the underdog, and has been compared to great musical humorists like John Prine and Randy Newman, as well as indie-rock/antifolk legends like the Mountain Goats and Paul Baribeau. Since arriving on the scene in 2021, he’s become increasingly respected as a writer and performer, and has shared the stage with beloved acts like Bill Callahan, Peter Mulvey, Jeffrey Lewis, Guy Davis, Michael Schneewais and others. In 2023 he teamed up with multi-instrumentalists Nate Goyette and Johnny Gifford to form Dylan Patrick Ward and the Loveable Losers. The Losers’ first album, The Porch Collapses, is set to be released in the Summer of 2024.