Renowned Songstress Kathy Mattea Returns to DCA

Kathy Mattea

On August 11, Door Community Auditorium will present Kathy Mattea, one of the most sure-footed song discoverers and interpreters of her generation, in concert. Though she originally became famous as a country-pop crooner, in recent years Mattea has broadened her musical scope, using her warm, expressive alto to plumb the deep pools of traditional country, folk, and Appalachian music. Mattea’s concerts present her most recent material alongside her many Top 20 radio hits, from the signature ballad “Where’ve You Been?” to the iconic “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses.”

Armed with a voice of remarkable warmth and clarity, Mattea burst onto the country music scene in the mid-1980s, becoming the first woman since Dolly Parton to spend multiple weeks on the Billboard country singles chart. Mattea’s 17 albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences, and she has garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. Her ability to identify and interpret the best in American songwriting has led her to work with such luminaries as Alison Krauss, Jackson Browne, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Her most recent release, 2012’s Calling Me Home, continues this exploration of the rich, spare music of her youth.

Tickets range from $25 to $48. The show begins at 8 pm, and advance reservations are recommended. For tickets, call 920.868.2728, visit, or stop by the DCA box office. The box office is located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek and is open 12 – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.