Thursdays at the Opera House
Location: Stonington Opera House Lobby
Join Opera House Arts for an evening of traditional folk, originals, and country favorites in the Stonington Opera House lobby on Thursday, September 8 from 7-9pm. The featured artist is Kate Caldwell, acoustic guitar and vocals, and special guest Geoffrey Warner, fiddle, guitar, and vocals. The evening will include some of your favorite traditional folk songs by Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, David Mallett, John Denver, Gordon Bok, Judy Collins, Bill Staines, and more. Geoff will perform some of his own original songs and fiddle tunes.
Thursdays at the Opera House features live music in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. Admission is free.
Concessions are available for purchase including snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks.
Face mask required.
Growing up in Washington, D.C., Opera House Arts Board member, Kate Caldwell began singing at age 5 and hasn’t stopped since. Her musical experience includes choral and choir soloist, Community Sing leader, acoustic guitarist and singer, and children’s choir director. Her professional a cappella vocal trio Trinitas performed throughout the Maryland/DC/Annapolis areas including multiple programs at the Washington National Cathedral, recording three CDs of music spanning the 9th through 21st centuries.
Following a career in Fund Raising and Development, Kate has recently returned to her folk repertoire, playing favorites by Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, David Mallett, Gordon Bok, Bob Franke, and many others. She loves spending 4+ months in Deer Isle each summer, residing in Severna Park, MD outside of Annapolis in the winter. When not singing, Kate enjoys long distance walking, most recently walking 120 miles with her husband along the coast of Portugal.
Geoff started playing guitar at age 12 and learned finger-picking style from a teacher in RI who learned from Reverend Gary Davis (similar to famed Jorma Kaukonen). Geoff has been playing fiddle since 1973 and has played in numerous string bands from New Orleans to Maine, including New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Songwriting through most of 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, playing gigs throughout Maine. Venues include Opera House Arts, Schoodic Arts, and the Common Ground Fair. He’s recorded on two CDs: Heartstones with Katey Branch (2008) and Archipelago Live with Archipelago (2018).