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Katie Dobbins Music & Hermit Woods Winery Present Songwriter RoundUp

Wednesday, April 24

Show Details

Wednesday, April 24th, Tickets $10 – $15

Featuring Katie Dobbins, Jeanette, & Marlena Phillips

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.

Artist Bios

Katie Dobbins

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


Jeanette’s love of music began at the age of 2, thanks to her Mom and Dad she was listening to everything from Dylan to Hendrix. At age 10 she began to teach herself how to play guitar and not too long after began writing and recording original music. Everyday after school, music was the only thing she wanted to do. As soon as she felt confident enough to play out she found every open mic around and dragged her parents all around the state of Maine. Since then her love of music has taken her so many places, from trying out for The Voice in New York to recording her first EP in Nashville. You can now catch Jeanette streaming live on Twitch and playing shows all around the U.S. Jeanette has honed her sound to bring together her love of Folk, Country and Pop Music bringing you a show you won’t want to miss!

Marlena Phillips

Marlena is a full-time piano-playing Singer/Songwriter in NH. She has been featured as a support act for well-known artists, such as Phil Vassar, Norah Jones, Joan Osborne, Cheap Trick and Rod Stewart. Recently, she’s been the headliner for ticketed theater shows. Venues include Bank of NH Pavilion, The Palace Theatres, Rex Theatre, Flying Monkey Performance Center, The Park Theatre, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Newport Grand Casino, Naswa Resort, White Mt Hotel & Resort, Indian Head Resort, Town & Country Inn, LaBelle Wineries, etc. She’s booked regularly by travel companies and resorts to perform for tourist groups.

Whether on stage or off, Marlena’s genuine & infectious personality uplifts her audiences. Add to that a voice that’s both soothing and energizing at the same time, she’s been described as a cross between Karen Carpenter, Faith Hill, Adele and Whitney Houston. Listen once, and you’ll be back.

Marlena writes and records her own original music on an ongoing basis, enjoying the musicianship of both local and Nashville musicians and producers. Residing in NH, Marlena has been signing professionally all of her adult life. Come check her out, and see why her following is growing quickly.

A Listening Room Experience

Hermit Woods is excited to bring talented artists from New England and beyond to perform for you. Each performance will provide you with an intimate, up-close, and personal experience with the performing artists. We ask our audience please refrain from talking during the featured show. Your silence will allow the artists and the audience to immerse themselves in the experience, which is not otherwise possible in larger, noisier environments.