Hope Rocks with Katie Toupin
Friday, April 24, 2020
Woodstock Community Center
Hope Rocks is proud to announce internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Katie Toupin will be appearing with her band at the Woodstock Community Center on Friday, April 24.
Toupin is currently preparing to tour the East Coast and will be making a stop in Woodstock, NY to share her music and recovery journey in an intimate and personal manner. "I’m so excited to play Hope Rocks! At two and half years sober, I’m so grateful to be able to help others in the journey of recovery by sharing my story and living my life by a new design." she said.
"We are thrilled to have Katie join our movement. She is a courageous woman who demonstrates the importance and power of hope every day," said Hope Rocks founder Joe Defino. Defino and a group of dedicated individuals started the Hope Rocks movement in 2016. "Music and the arts are great healers. Katie will save lives."
After the impressive success of her previous band Houndmouth, her career as a solo artist is beaming. Co-writer and key performer on #1 song, "Sedona" with over 100,000,000 streams on Spotify, Katie Toupin is proving she has only just begun. "Freed from the gingham-checked restraints of Houndmouth, Toupin displays more range and greater depth on her solo debut, Magnetic Moves" - Paste Magazine.
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Katie ventured to Austin, Texas to create an eclectic, yet cohesive record. "Magnetic Moves" (written, arranged, and produced by Toupin) is a mixture of throwback odes and modern sonics brought to life by the thoughtful arrangements of multi- instrumentalist Scott Davis (Hayes Carll, Band of Heathens). George Harrison-esk rifs never feel out of place over the tastefully placed synthesizers on songs like "Real Love" and "Back In Time". Angela Miller and Lauren Marie (Black Pumas) offer soulful backup parts on album highlight, "Someone To you" as well as "Lost Sometimes" and "In Your Dreams". The title track, "Magnetic Moves" received extensive radio play across the United States. Katie brings the album to life with vivacious and interactive live performances.
American Songwriter said, "Based on this evidence, (Toupin) is clearly ready for her shot in the spotlight."
Hope Rocks, a grassroots mission to address the epidemic of death caused by suicide and addiction, has been connecting music and the arts with communities to raise awareness and providing support for families and individuals in crisis.