STONINGTON — Opera House Arts has scheduled an evening of traditional folk, originals and country favorites at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 8, in the hall of the Stonington Opera.
The featured artist is Kate Caldwell, on acoustic guitar and vocals, with special guest Geoffrey Warner, on fiddle, guitar and vocals. The evening will feature some favorite traditional folk songs from Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, David Mallett, John Denver, Gordon Bok, Judy Collins, Bill Staines and more. Warner will perform some of his own original songs and fiddle tunes.
Caldwell started singing at age 5 and hasn’t stopped since. His musical background includes choir and choir soloist, Community Sing leader, acoustic guitarist and singer, and children’s choir leader. His professional a cappella vocal trio Trinitas has performed throughout the Maryland/DC/Annapolis areas, including several programs at the National Cathedral in Washington, recording 3 CDs of music spanning the 9th through 21st centuries. For more information, visit katecaldwell.oug.
Warner started playing guitar at age 12 and learned the fingering style from a Rhode Island teacher who learned from Reverend Gary Davis (similar to the famous Jorma Kaukonen). He has been playing the violin since 1973 and has performed in numerous string orchestras from New Orleans to Maine, including the New Orleans Jazz Festival. A songwriter throughout his musical journey, Geoff has written over 70 songs and performed solo and with a number of duos and bands, including Archipelago and the Sheep Island Rovers. Currently, he performs solo and with Birds on a Wire, performing concerts throughout Maine.
Thursdays at the Opera feature live music in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Free entry. Concessions are available for purchase, including snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Mandatory face mask.
For more information, visit operahousearts.org.