Singer and songwriter Blessing Offor, a former Hamden resident seen four years ago on the NBC show “The Voice,” will perform at a Coffee House setting at Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven Saturday, Oct. 13.
Offor emigrated to the United State from his native Nigeria to Hamden, where he grew up. He now lives and records in Nashville. His album “Roots” is available from Sojourn Records.
Offor music reflects wide-ranging musical influences, Offor told the New Haven Register at the time of “The Voice” that “I grew up on jazz, I grew up on Motown … The heart of me is always just jazz and soul music. However, I love country music. And even before I went to Nashville, I loved good, simple melodies. And the guys I really liked are guys that know how to exploit good, simple melodies.”
He has since performed three times at New York’s Kennedy Center and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” for 20,000 New York Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden. His soulful original music speaks of love, happiness, faith and life, says a Trinity release.
Trinity Church on the Green or Trinity on the Green is a historic, culturally and community-active parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut in New Haven, Connecticut of the Episcopal Church. It is one of three historic churches on the New Haven Green.