Boston performing songwriter Thea Hopkins creates songs with concise, striking narratives, they tell of American romance and tragedy in modern terms. In 2004, folk icons Peter, Paul & Mary recorded one of her songs, “Jesus Is On The Wire” on their album “In These Times,” and described the song as a “compelling composition with a riveting story-telling style. This is one of the most important songs we have sung in recent years.”
Thea’s composition is the only new song to be performed in its entirety in P,P & M’s PBS- TV special, the career retrospective “Carry It On.” It is considered one of their later signature songs, and is included on the 2010 Peter, Paul & Mary CD, “The Prague Sessions”, which is dedicated to the memory of Mary Travers.
Thea Hopkins’ debut album, “Birds of Mystery,” was named one of the Top Ten local albums of the year by the Boston Herald. “A gorgeous dusky voice wraps itself like mist around country-folk songs of tenderness and substance,” wrote Herald staff-writer Sarah Rodman. In February of 2005, the nationally syndicated radio program “Acoustic Café” selected Thea’s music for their monthly feature devoted to a new artist, “One To Watch.”
Her new EP, “Lilac Sky”, recorded at the legendary Q Division Studios, is scheduled to be released in early 2013.