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Songs and Stories with Kathy Matte Featuring Bill Cooley at SOPAC May 6

Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $33-$43 
Box Office: (973) 313-2787

Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville’s most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into “The Acoustic Living Room” to share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts.

“The Acoustic Living Room” set is sure to include Kathy Mattea’s beloved classics such as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Where’ve You Been?,” and many other hits. A handful of more eclectic and often-requested tunes from her extensive catalogue, and a sprinkling of brand new material, all reinterpreted for the duo format will also be performed.

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Kathy Mattea’s 17 albums are woven through with Bluegrass, Gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. A genuine storyteller, Kathy draws inspiration from her Appalachian roots and is a torchbearer for often overlooked musical legacies like those of Hazel Dickens and Jean Ritchie. Her most recent album, Calling Me Home, is a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center.

SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization.
SOPAC received funding through a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism,


Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages.  To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory.  SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions.  SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in-residence, American Theater Group. For more information, visit

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