Dear Havanah / Mark Hopkins
Every so often, a band comes along that blurs the lines of musical genres. With hints of pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll, Dear Havanah is that band. The Boston-based group is celebrating the release of its second album, The Whole Way Home, produced by Alan Evans of Soulive.
Drawing from a multitude of styles is easy for Dear Havanah, because each member comes from his own unique musical background. Citing influences that include Dave Matthews, the Black Crowes, and Grace Potter, Dear Havanah has no problem offering listeners something diverse and original.
2009 proved to be a successful year for the band. With their Veggie Co. Records debut on iTunes, Dear Havanah toured clubs and college campuses from the Northeast to the Midwest, making a name for themselves across the country.
Opening act Mark Hopkins weaves a lively tapestry with his groovy tunes, sewing in threads of blues and funk. With personal lyrics emphasizing imagery, his opening won’t be one to miss.