Thea Hopkins

THEA HOPKINS: EVERYONE LOVES A MIXED GIRL by Julia R. DeStefano “I am definitely not in the acoustic folk bag anymore.  I thought of a phrase like “The love child of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Lyle Lovett” or “The offspring of Patsy Cline and Nick Lowe.”  I’ve also considered “Native Americana” as a catch-phrase, and a nod to my Native American roots.” ~Thea Hopkins Noise: In the beginning, what led you to pursue music?  Was there a catalyst of some sort? Thea: It was a … Read More >>

Shea Rose

SHEA ROSE by George Dow Most of the shows that I cover take place in some variation of the dingy rock club. It’s a somewhat disorienting experience to catch the much-buzzed, up-and-coming Boston hip-hop/soul/R&B artist Shea Rose and her band at Boston’s trendy M Bar. The bar looks more like the set of the Jimmy Fallon show than a rock club. Add to the mix the fact that tonight’s event is a feature of Fashion Week Boston, which brings with … Read More >>