Ellsworth-based singer-songwriter Caroline Cotter will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Stonington Opera House. BRENDON BULLOCK PHOTO

Guitar in hand: Singer-songwriter Caroline Cotter to perform in Stonington



STONINGTON — Singer-songwriter Caroline Cotter, whose songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart, will perform as Opera House Arts’ “Live! for $5” featured artist at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Stonington Opera House.

“I’ve got roots that go deep and grow deeper the more I leave my home,” Caroline Cotter sings in the title cut of the sparkling “Home on the River,” the second full-length album from the sweetly expressive Americana artist who has found herself at home on musical stages throughout the world. Since Cotter’s debut album, “Dreaming as I Do,” which was released and reached No. 55 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015, Cotter has performed more than 800 shows in 45 states and 13 countries.

Currently touring to support her second major release, “Home on The River,” Icon Magazine writes, “Her well-constructed songs bring to mind the early work of Mary Chapin Carpenter.”

As part of Opera House Arts’ Community Engagement and Learning initiatives, Cotter will host a five-week songwriting workshop on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. running Aug. 2-30. A culminating showcase with reception is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

“Live! for $5” is an annual series of live performances. Admission is $5. The series features a wide variety of performances for intergenerational audiences and participants. Live for $5 is made possible by the support of the W. F. Whitman Family Foundation, in honor of Maia Aprahamian, with additional support from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

For more info, call 367-2788 and visit operahousearts.org.

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