Born in California, and raised in Arizona and Wyoming, Inda Eaton has never been a stranger to adventure or carrying a suitcase — but, ultimately, her most important piece of luggage became her guitar.
While roaming the globe in her late teens and early 20s, she used it to entertain friends around campfires and in bars, and knew she was onto something when her audiences and band started to grow.
Two decades, eight albums and countless road trips later, Eaton is more than just friends with travel. The miles are a muse.
Her latest release, “Shelter in Place,” recorded live in her East Hampton home, takes a rousing look at the allure and chaos of the road, from the perspective of being in a safe and loving place to process and recover from it all.
Songs from the new album will likely make an appearance during her concert in the fifth annual Songwriters Share series at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton, where musicians share what has inspired them to write their songs, while also sharing all proceeds with a local charity of their choice.
“Her blend of sounds —ranging from authentic Americana to country, classic rock and roll, and comedy — her poignant lyrics, and her signature raspy voice and epic storytelling have garnered fans from every end of the listening spectrum,” a press release said.
On Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m., Eaton’s performance will benefit Project MOST, a non-profit organization that offers a range of quality afterschool enrichment programming, as well as assistance programs.
Upcoming concerts include: Caroline Doctorow on March 1, playing for Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt; Fred Raimondo on April 5 for The Retreat; Gene Casey on May 3 for Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons; and Nancy Remkus with Dan Koontz on June 7 for the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry.
A reception will follow each concert. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors and students. For more information, call (631) 537-0132.