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Sophie B. Hawkins
City Winery Boston
Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins

05/26/2024
Sun 7:30 PM
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston
from $25.00
City Winery Boston presents Sophie B. Hawkins live in concert on June 12th at 7:30pm.

Since the start of her musical journey, Sophie B. Hawkins has shown an uncompromising devotion to her singular truth, endlessly transcending boundaries and offering up new ways of experiencing the world around us. Rooted in Hawkins’ raw yet poetic lyrics and effortlessly captivating vocals, her new single “Love Yourself” - a soul-stirring piece of symphonic pop threaded with Hawkins’s true-to-life storytelling - is an undeniable anthem for rising above negativity of all kinds and embracing absolute self-love.

Hawkins emerged as a vibrant force on the musical landscape with the arrival of her platinum-selling debut album Tongues and Tails, and its iconic lead single “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover.” She defied categorization and embraced her individuality by embodying a daring fluidity as a musician, working with some of the most creative jazz musicians of the era on her debut album. She also challenged the norms of gender expression and sexual orientation at a time when political, social, and sexual labels were more rigid. Her ever-evolving career has included releasing six widely beloved albums, breaking chart records with her smash hit “As I Lay Me Down,” four worldwide singles from Whaler, songs in cultural touchstone TV shows and films (from recent hits Stranger Things, Euphoria, Ozark, and PEN15, to landmark series Beverly Hills, 90210, Dawson’s Creek, The L Word and more), and a starring role as Janis Joplin in the critically acclaimed musical Room105.

An album of extraordinary depth and scope, it’s a fitting addition to the legacy of an artist who discovered her passion for music at the young age of four, began studying percussion with world-renowned African musician Babatunde Olatunji in her early teens, got her start playing in historic venues like CBGB, and later landed her first professional gig as a percussionist for the legendary Bryan Ferry. Her acclaimed 1992 album Tongues and Tails achieved massive global success and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist, vaulting Hawkins into the limelight and revealing her as a cultural luminary way ahead of her time. Hawkins’s sophomore album Whaler yielded the chart-topping ballad “As I Lay Me Down,” which shattered records as longest-running hit single on the Billboard charts in American music history, spending 67 weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart (including six weeks at the No. 1 spot). Hawkins continued to expand her artistic reach with her third album Timbre, praised by Rolling Stone for “showcas[ing] a singer who has honed and gathered her various vocal styles—somber folk singer, saucy pop gal, note-bending jazz chanteuse—into a sleek, multifaceted whole”), Wilderness (one of her most musically layered offerings, spotlighting her jazz-influenced sensibilities), and The Crossing (an intimate document of such life-changing experiences as the death of her father and the birth of her first child, Dashiell). Also a passionate activist, she’s emphatically supported such causes as environmental protection, animal rights, and LGBTQ equality, unceasingly using her platform for positive change as the culture slowly caught up to the forward-thinking outlook she’d espoused all along.

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$25.00
Sophie B. Hawkins
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
05/26/2024
Sun 7:30 PM
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston
from $25.00