Boston, MA, USA
Since the release of the EP "Love Come Down," in fall, 2018, there have been major strides forward in Thea Hopkins' career. First, the album was nominated for a 2019 Indigenous Music Award in the folk category, an international competition. In June 2019, Thea, a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Martha's Vineyard, MA, was selected by the Western Arts Alliance as a 2019 Native Launchpad Artist, a three-year artist development program. Then in September, Thea performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. , as part of the grand opening of their new theater complex, REACH. She also performed at the Summertyne Americana Festival in Newcastle, England in July 2019.
To cap off the year, Thea was selected for the Wichoie Ahiya Indigenous Singer Songwriter Intensive at the Banff Arts Centre in Alberta, Canada.
Thea first came to wider public notice when Peter, Paul & Mary recorded her song "Jesus Is On The Wire" in 2004, and then again in 2010 with the Prague Symp