Join us for an intimate up close performance in our newly renovated state of the art performance venue, The Updike Room, located in historic East Greenwich.
Sophie B. 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.
The trailblazing artist will be releasing new music culminating in an album in the Spring of 2023. 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).
Date & Time
Sun, Jul 9, 2023 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM