Katie Dobbins Music & Hermit Woods Winery Present Songwriter RoundUp
Wednesday, February 28th, Tickets $10 – $15
Featuring Katie Dobbins, Brooks Young, & Tim Winchester
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’ latest 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 single Just Cause I Can with, and whom she is currently recording more music with to be released this year.
*For photo, please credit: Kris Dobbins
Brooks Young has made a name for himself with his exceptional talent and captivating performances. With his soulful voice, impressive guitar skills, and heartfelt songwriting, Young has had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of the industry’s most esteemed artists. From an early age, Young displayed an innate musical ability and an unwavering passion for creating and performing music. As his skills developed, he found himself performing alongside renowned musicians, earning the respect and admiration of both his peers and audiences alike.
Throughout his career, Young has had the honor of performing for a diverse range of artists, showcasing his versatility and adaptability as a musician. He has shared the stage with legendary performers such as B.B. King, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Pat Benatar, Huey Lewis & The News, The Wallflowers, Three Dog Night among others. These experiences have not only enriched his musical journey but have also allowed him to learn from some of the industry’s finest talents.
Joining Brooks You will be his longtime keyboardist Jeff LeRoy who’s been a orginal member of the Brooks Young Band for over 15 years.
Tim Winchester is a Maine-based songwriter and contemporary folk artist. With a heart-stirring palette of soothing and sorrowful colors, Tim’s music has been described as “atmospheric” and “an ethereal landscape of storytelling”. Tim recorded his first full-length studio album, Into The Open in Portland, ME at Acadia Recording Co. which was released in January 2021 during the pandemic. Sam Pfeifle of The Portland Phoenix wrote: “Winchester has a deep croon and an affection for quiet, ethereal arrangements, full of cello and breathy backing vocals.” His sophomore album, Northern Lights, also recorded at Acadia Recording Co. was released in August 2022. Aimsel Ponti of the Portland Press Herald wrote: “The eight open-hearted, enthralling tracks on “Northern Lights” are soothing balms of halcyon vocals that have both warmth and depth. Winchester also proves his worth as a wordsmith throughout.” Tim has also received high honors from the International Songwriting Competition and the Great American Song contest in the Folk and Americana categories for his songs “We’re So Lucky” and “Northern Lights”. Tim’s third album “Wander” is scheduled for release in 2024.