1/17/19, Third Thursdays @ 33: Dan and Faith + short sets

Old-school original folk music by Dan and Faith at Stage 33 Live, January 17 at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls

Multi-instrumentalist folk duo Dan and Faith will give an intimate Stage 33 Live performance at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on January 17 at 7:00 PM in advance of a multi-month tour of the midwest and south. Their writing and delivery have a direct line of descent from the urban coffeehouse folk scene of the ’60s and ’70s — progressive, thoughtful, friendly. Dreams and everyday life inspire their original songs. Suggested $5 minimum donation. Seating capacity is 40, plus standing room.

To sweeten the pot, the 6:00 hour is also looking like it’s going to be something tasty. One of our favorite pals, Will Stahl, is signed on for sure. Rumor has it that there will be some well-seasoned gritty roots-Americana from Matt Seiple, coming down from White River Junction. And the mighty Gillis Mills said that he intends to hoof in as well… hopefully that means he’s going to favor us with his Southeast Texas early country blues style. Josh Maiocco, who blew our minds back in October, asked us if there were any shorts open — but we don’t actually know for certain if he’s coming or not. Which makes it all the more excitin’. There’s also been a late-breaking inquiry from Carl Beverly from over in Warner NH, whose stuff on Bandcamp sounds great. He’s not for-sure yet for this Thursday, but read on, dear reader:

That’s more shorts than we can fit in an hour unless they’re really short, so here’s the thing: If there’s performer interest, we’ll do more slots after Dan & Faith wrap, which will be 8:00 or later. That includes doing a second set (or do-overs) if you played in the first hour. If you’re interested in playing a couple-three songs for ten or so minutes, we’ll fit you in by hook or crook. Within reason. First come, first served. Everything will be recorded and filmed. Original works only, no covers, must be FCC-safe (rated PG). RSVP to stage33@stage33live.com or voicemail / text 802-289-0148. If you want to sign on for a later date, that’s cool too. None of the short slots for March 21, April 18, or the series finale on May 16 are spoken for yet. Sometimes we only have one or two for the shorts, sometimes it fills. It’s also fine to sign up for more than one date.

Audience members are encouraged to come early and stay late!

The “3rd Thursdays @ 33” series runs through May. Find more info about Stage 33 Live, the series, and other events at www.stage33live.com

Singer-songwriters Dan and Faith’s dream-inspired music has a direct line to the acoustic folk of the ’60s and ’70s. Nick Noble of the Worcester Public Radio show The Folk Revival had this to say: “thoughtful poetry and evocative storytelling with sweet harmonies… they remain true to their open-mic / coffeehouse / music-in-the-round roots, evoking laughter, love, melancholy, and magic in equal parts.” Multi-instrumentalists (playing guitar, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, bass, ukulele, and dulcimer between them), they tap into dreams and everyday life in crafting their original songs.

They seem perfect for Stage 33 Live! They’ll go on at about 7:00. Suggested $5 minimum donation in the jar for the band.