CAMDEN — Local singer, songwriter and guitarist David Dodson performs a solo concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. The hour-long SoundCheck show is sponsored by the opera house’s Community Arts Fund.

Dodson’s accessible and continually surprising songs run the gamut of American styles, with lyrics that range from heartfelt to hilarious. A seasoned guitarist with a fine expressive singing voice, he is completely at home on stage.

“Whether playing the thoughtful philosopher poet or the riotously funny court jester, Dodson is a consummate entertainer,” said fellow Camden musician Gordon Bok. “His writing gives free rein to an outrageous imagination and his wit and wisdom come from a well-traveled kindness.”

Tickets are $10, and advance purchase is encouraged via camdenoperahouse.com and 236-3154. Doors will open at 7 p.m. SoundCheck also is livestreamed on the opera house’s Facebook page, no fee or link required.

The opera house’s choose-your-own ticketing software ensures every-other-row distancing, as well as a couple of seats either side of each party’s reservation. Masks are encouraged in the building. Tickets also are on sale for many upcoming shows including Pokey LaFarge, with special guest Peter Gallway, on May 20; and Jazz in June with the Brubeck Brothers and guitar duo Martin Taylor and Frank Vignola on June 17.