CAMDEN — Singer/songwriter David Mallett and his band will wrap up Camden Opera House’s MaineMadeMusic series for this year Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Emerging singer/songwriter Caroline Cotter will open the show.
Born and raised in Sebec, where he still lives, Mallett grew up in a musical family (a tradition continued in his own home); in his 20s, he found a mentor in Noel Paul Stookey, who introduced Mallett’s The Garden Song to Pete Seeger.
“It’s gone on to be one of the most performed contemporary folk songs there is – and his Ballad of the St. Anne’s Reel is a close second,” said the Opera House, in a news release.
Mallett spent a few years in Nashville, producing five albums and writing songs that were recorded by Marty Stuart, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, Kathy Mattea, Alison Krauss and others. His latest, 17th, album, Celebration, is a harvest of new original Mallett songs.
New England-based troubadour Caroline Cotter released her newest album, Home on the River, last year.
“Delivered by a captivating soprano voice and infused with award-winning songwriting, her songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart,” said the Opera House. “And they’ve taken her all over the world too; in the last four years, Cotter has played in 45 states and 13 countries.”
No-fee tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day-of-show, available online at camdenoperahouse.com; by calling 236-3154; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the Town Office; and at the box office an hour before the concert.