Welcome to the new web home of the Sinner’s Circle, southeastern CT’s award-winning songwriter “performance in the round” series.
The Sinner’s Circle was started in spring of 2009 by four New London, CT-area band leaders/songwriters who decided to strip down and try their songs in an intimate, acoustic setting to see what sparks might fly: Hugh Birdsall (Reducers, Dogbite), Jim Carpenter (Hoolios), John Fries (John Fries & the Heat) and Ben Parent (the Rivergods). And fly they did; the show was a resounding success, with the musicians playing 5 or 6 rounds of original music to a joyfully engaged audience, followed by a couple of choice covers that everyone joined in on.
Soon more Circles were planned, incorporating other songwriters/musicians from the area. Since that first Circle, there have been more than 15 Circles around southeastern CT, a compilation CD of the first year’s season’s Circles, and a couple of New London’s Whalie awards (for “Best Music Series”).
Look around for information on upcoming Circles, as well as links to past artists who have played the Circle. Take a look at our poster gallery or check out some of the videos of past performers. Better yet, come on out to a Circle and experience it for yourself.