Trina Hamlin, Live in the SLR at the Avalon Theatre

Having almost stolen the show as an Avalon opening act for veteran performers Charlie Musselwhite and Susan Werner, the highly-impressive Trina Hamlin returns to perform solo in the Stoltz Listening Room (SLR). The 55-seat music lounge should prove to be the perfect setting for Hamlin, who is literally a one-woman show – singing soulful blues and folk originals while deftly whaling on her guitar and harmonica.

In fact, Hamlin is considered to be one of the best harp players currently on the scene. Evidence of this can be found all over the Web, including YouTube. She presents a driving, sensuous rhythm in her performance reawakening audiences to the art of the instrument.

Tickets for this initimate performance are $20 and available at the Avalon Box Office (410.822.7299) or by visiting avalontheatre.com.

In the current climate of “sounds like” artists and “heard it before” lyrics, Trina offers an intelligent and refreshing musical experience. Her unique combination of ballads, folk-rock and blues has earned her a steady national following. Trina tours full-time throughout the U.S. and Europe. And, due to her seemingly-inate musical talents, she has also become a much sought after harmonica player and percussionist – accompanying numerous nationally recognized singer/songwriters in the studio and live on stage.

Having earned a degree in professional music from Berklee College in Boston, she graduated to the club scene in New York City with the band Blue Leaves, and has gone on to write and co-produce five albums of her own. Trina was chosen as one of the “most wanted new artists” at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and has performed to a sold out crowd at the Newport Folk Festival in the company of Ani Di Franco, Dar Williams, and The Indigo Girls. She’s performed on The Late Show with Conan O’Brien, has had her music chosen as a backdrop for the CBS TV movie Friends at Last, as well as the WB’s series Dawson’s Creek. Her songs have also been featured on shows such as MTV’s Real World and ABC Family’s Beautiful People.

With a rich, powerful voice, Hamlin reveals a rare confluence of Midwestern innocence, contemplative focus, and raw passion while adding a disarmingly sharp wit in her stage banter. All of this has enabled Trina to share the stage with names such as Taj Majal, Charlie Musslewhite, John Hiatt and Ricki Lee Jones…just to name a few.

Don’t miss this oportunity to see a legend in the making. It’s quite possible that she won’t be playing venues of this size (and at this price) for much longer.

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