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Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea ft. Bill Cooley, May 6th at SOPAC

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)

Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea feat. Bill Cooley, live at SOPAC, 5/6 at 8PM

 Kathy Mattea ft. Bill Cooley, May 6th at 8PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center

Kathy Mattea ft. Bill Cooley, May 6th at 8PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center

Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville’s most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into “The Acoustic Living Room” to share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts.

“The Acoustic Living Room” set is sure to include Kathy Mattea’s beloved classics such as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Where’ve You Been?,” and many other hits. A handful of more eclectic and often-requested tunes from her extensive catalogue, and a sprinkling of brand new material, all reinterpreted for the duo format will also be performed.

Kathy Mattea’s 17 albums are woven through with Bluegrass, Gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. A genuine storyteller, Kathy draws inspiration from her Appalachian roots and is a torchbearer for often overlooked musical legacies like those of Hazel Dickens and Jean Ritchie. Her most recent album, Calling Me Home, is a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center.