Katie Dobbins Music & Hermit Woods Winery Present Songwriter RoundUp
Wednesday, March 27th, Tickets $10 – $15
Featuring Katie Dobbins, Sam Luke Chase, & Jay Psaros
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 three 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
Sam Luke Chase
Sam Luke Chase is a Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter who has released four albums of original music. No stranger to his New England roots and ingenuity, Chase self-produces his albums performing all the music himself in a spare bedroom at his house on the South Shore. He’s been nominated for Male Performer Of The Year at this year’s New England Music Awards (2023).
With influences like James Taylor, Marc Cohn, Keb Mo, Bruce Hornsby and John Mayer, Chase has carved out his own brand of Americana music. In 2021, he was a finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Song Competition in Kerrville, TX, a rite of passage for many singer-songwriters. He’s also performed at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artist Showcase) and Black Bear Americana Festival, and had the privilege of opening for national acts like America, Tower of Power, Marc Cohn and Lori McKenna.
Chase graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2008 and quickly launched into the New England gig circuit. After many years of performing and perfecting his music, he’s become known for his original songs and also as one of those rare performers who is able to take a well-known song and make it his own. Whether it be a country, folk, blues or pop tune, Sam reimagines it with his passionate, raspy vocals and crisp guitar chops.
What type of songwriter is Jay Psaros? That’s a question Psaros has been asking himself for years. With his new Album “Long Time Coming,” Psaros touches on many themes found within a coming of age. The impact of distance, reflections of a time since passed, and the human spirit which rings hopeful in times of hard earned growth. Pen and paper surrounded by the sound of beautifully crafted Folk, Rock, and Americana.
This album is a celebration of a career high for Psaros, spending the past two years touring extensively with Gordon Lightfoot, Three Dog Night, Collective Soul and a variety of music’s most recognizable names spanning dozens of genres and decades. “Long Time Coming” is a subtle nod to the bright moments, and a warm embrace to the lessons learned along the way.
On and off the stage, Psaros’s music has found its way to the ears of listeners across the country. His music has been featured Independent Cinematic releases, Major Television Network Films and Movie Streaming platforms. In 2023, his music was featured in Netflix’s #1 Trending Movie, “Dog Gone,” starring Rob Lowe. His penchant for stylistic songwriting found his single “I Dream of Christmas with You” in Lifetimes “Christmas on Ice.”
Psaros has shared the stage with: Gordon Lighfoot, Styx, Three Dog Night, Collective Soul, Lisa Loeb, Ziggy Marley, Little River Band, Third Eye Blind, Peter Cetera, Anders Osborne, Tower of Power, Eddie Money, REO Speedwagon, Daughtry, The Mavericks, Billy Currington, Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad, Brett Eldredge, Los Lonely Boys, Boz Scaggs, Joe Nichols, Rusted Root, Donovan Frankenreiter and many more.
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.