http://bit.ly/2mfOIMc The Burren
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
$12 advance $16 doors
Boston based artist Katie Dobbins draws from a musical palette of contemporary folk and new country to establish a genre uniquely her own. With the heart of a poet and a mastery of storytelling, her songs touch on elements of life and relationships in ways that lift spirits and challenge the soul. Dobbins’ compelling vocal tones, supported by her acoustic guitar or piano keyboard, paint her lyrical truths into images that stay with you.
Katie will release her debut album, She Is Free, at The Burren Backroom on May 7, 2017. Coupling a contemporary folk foundation with new country embellishments, Dobbins’ music, though reminiscent of Jewel and Colbie Caillat, establishes itself solidly in a genre all its own. Her release show will feature supporting sets by Boston performers Hana Kahn and Age, artists who, in addition to bringing their own locally-renowned musicianship, also perform in the spirit of the evening’s theme of freedom, empowerment, and love.
Dobbins explains, “This album, She Is Free, is a collection of songs I created over time, and its release signifies my own personal freedom from any insecurities or fears I have held about myself or my music up to this point. The songs on the album pay tribute to certain people in my life who have empowered me along the way, and also tell stories of various real and imagined characters pursuing love and freedom.”
w/ Special guests Hana Kahn and Adriel Borshansky