We are pleased to invite you to join Sophie B. Hawkins for a July installment of Odeum Onstage, where both the audience and the artist share the Odeum stage! The legendary songstress has been tugging at heartstrings for decades with her powerful storytelling, crafting dizzying tunes that idle between the potently forlorn and the strangely comforting. Now, Hawkins is ready to make her return, armed with her latest collection of songs that are set to once again become the soundtrack to your first-date or your break-up.
After a stretch in Los Angeles, the iconic singer-songwriter and New York native is back on the East Coast. Born and raised in New York City, Sophie has always been an artist at heart. After attending Manhattan School of Music as a percussionist for nearly a year, Sophie left to pursue a professional music career. She got her big break playing percussion for Bryan Ferry, and after he fired her she was inspired to write the hit single “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”. She released her critically acclaimed debut album Tongues and Tails in 1992, which earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
Sophie has since proven herself a resonant and enduring artist, earning six New York Music awards as well as an ASCAP award for her longest running single, “As I Lay Me Down”. She has performed with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge, and Sting. Over twenty years and six albums later, Sophie has come home to New York and is ready to enchant once more with her eloquent lyrics.