3/21/19, Third Thursdays @ 33: Matt Seiple + short sets

Stage 33 Live is pleased to have Matt Seiple in the house as the featured performer on Thursday, March 21. Shorts slots are still available in the 6:00 hour, see details below.

Matt’s been playing and singing his way around America for over 30 years, from the streets of San Francisco and the cafes of New York City to the clubs of New Orleans and the honky-tonks of Nashville. This Vermont-based singer-songwriter performs original, gritty, roots-based Americana in the rough-cut and lyrically rich traditions of artists like Hank Williams, Lightning Hopkins, Townes Van Zandt, and John Prine. His well honed, finely crafted songs tend to be deeply introspective and sometimes darkly reflective. His longtime companion is a 1976 Guild D35.

Matt came and played a short set here at Stage 33 Live recently to get the lay of the land, and he had the room spellbound. If you missed it, check this out:

(The rest of the terrific three-song set is still being edited – including his soundcheck as a bonus – and will be along presently.)

A limited number of ten-minute short slots with a casual, open-mic vibe are available in the 6:00 hour. Original works only, no covers, must be FCC-safe (rated PG). RSVP to stage33@stage33live.com or voicemail / text 802-289-0148. Sometimes we only have one or two people for the shorts (in which case the players can go long if they wish), sometimes it fills. People who RSVP get first dibs.

Matt Seiple takes the stage at 7:00. We recommend a minimum donation of $5 (more if you can) so Matt can get gas and a burrito.

Stage 33 Live invites the public to listening events that are recorded and filmed for radio, TV, and the internet. It’s a volunteer run nonprofit on a mission to help local and regional talented and knowledgeable people reach wider audiences on multiple platforms. The stage is also open to established performers and presenters, because their participation helps bring attention to others still getting their foot in the door. We aren’t a bar, club, restaurant, or venue with regular hours. We’re also not a plush theater or a state-of-the-art facility. We’re just good folks doing this fine thing — the homegrown love child of Tiny Desk Concerts, Ted Talks, Science Friday, Midnight Special, and The Little Rascals. Stage 33 Live allows only original material.