PARSIPPANY — Smith Road Coffeehouse announces the launching of its’ new concert series at St. Ann Church with the Loretta Hagen band in Concert on Saturday, April 14.
Award winning singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen has been described by reviewers as ‘heart driven, soul filling, Folk Americana.’ With four CDs to her credit, Loretta’s rich alto voice and strong song-writing skills have led her to win many awards, including a JAM Awards’ (Jersey Acoustic Music Awards) “Top Female Songwriter of the Year,” JAM nomination for “Album of the Year,” winner of the NJ Folk Festival Songwriter Competition and two time designation as a CT Folk Festival finalist.
Loretta Hagen’s new CD, “Lucky Stars,” takes the listener on a personal journey through loss, healing, and ultimately the promise of hope. Four years in the making, “Lucky Stars” brings Loretta’s journey full circle, when faced with the heartache of illness, death, and going on without loved ones so cherished. She finds solace in the promise of new beginnings, love, and the inherent knowledge that our Lucky Stars are watching over us.
Loretta’s previous release, “Mud and Stone,” was well received by DJs worldwide, debuted at #10 on Folk DJ Charts, consistently #1 on the Roots Music Report for NJ, #5 Top 50 Folk Albums RMR, and topped many best of lists. Loretta has performed at premiere venues across the Northeast and Nashville, sharing the stage with Pete Seeger, Roger McGuinn, Sloan Wainwright, Steve Forbert, Richie Havens, and Marshall Crenshaw, among many others.
“Lucky Stars”… is a strong album, a beautiful pleasure. ” – Mike Penard, Radio Isa France –
“Loretta Hagen writes songs that sound like they can come from the Heartland, but they also come from the heart.” – John Platt, WFUV
“This effort [Mud and Stone] is first class, top tier, a true contender as an artist to reckon with.” John Apice – No Depression
Tickets are $15.00 at the door, Doors open at 7:30 p.m, refreshments available.
For more Information click here or call (973) 884-1986. St. Ann’s Church is located at 781 Smith Road.