Florida’s unfiltered leftneck singer-songwriter Grant Peeples and innovative violinist Mark Russell with local hero Ezra Veitch opening on Sunday, June 16 at at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT. Door at 6, music at 7. Suggested donation $10+, 100% goes to the musicians. Limited seating.
Sunday, June 16 is father’s day, bring your rad dad.
A “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR, and Buddhist with a gun below the seat,” Grant Peeples isn’t afraid to share what’s on his mind. He’s known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor, and heart-gigging ballads in shows that are a churning mix of hilarious and dead serious.
Florida-based Peeples tours coast to coast, primarily as a solo artist. His four most recent albums were produced by Gurf Morlix, who has also produced Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen, and Slaid Cleaves, among many others. He’s made ten studio records, three live recordings, and two poetry books. He lived on a small island off the Miskito Coast of Nicaragua for eleven years.
“The only songwriter I have ever called ‘ruthless’.” — John Conquest, 3rd Coast Magazine
“A man of deeply held conviction… and cajones.” — D.C. Bloom, Lonestar Magazine
“Comedic, acute, smart, intensely political.” — Mark Stern, WMBR-FM
“He’s the Woody Guthrie of the New Millennium” — Larry Newman, WSCA-FM
“No performer holds a crowd like Grant Peeples.” — Barry White, S. Florida Folk Network
Special guest Mark Russell is bringing his innovative violin to accompany Grant. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he was a longtime resident of Tallahassee, Florida, where he and Grant often performed together. Mark also plays solo and with various groups, interpreting everything from Prince to classical to folk.
Popular local musician and artist Ezra Veitch opens with a solo set.
The suggested donation is $10, more if you can. 100% supports the players. Grant Peeple’s concerts as a solo performer are typically $15 to $20.
Seating is limited to 40. Prepaid entry donations made through the stage33live.com website double as chair reservations.
This listening event will be recorded and filmed. Audience members’ likeness or voice may be incidentally documented; your presence is your permission. 33 Bridge Street is an accessible space.
* We only have 40 chairs *
Prepaid entry donations doubles as chair reservations until the chairs are all spoken for. Advance entry donations through this website will close the day before the show. Advance donations may still be made after all the chairs have been reserved; when that happens, we’ll note it here prominently. If the chairs have already all been reserved, or you didn’t make an entry donation in advance and want to be safe, you can bring your own chair.
Reserved chairs aren’t assigned, just reserved; arrive early for your choice. They’ll be held until 10 minutes before showtime, so don’t be late. Doors will open at 6:00 and music starts at 7:00.
Day-of-show entry will also available at the door, but a chair isn’t guaranteed. Any that aren’t reserved are first come, first served.
33 Bridge Street is an accessible space and is a couple blocks toward the river from the only intersection in downtown Bellows Falls, which is the corner of Flat Iron Exchange coffeehouse and Popolo restaurant. And it’s a T so there’s no way to take a wrong turn. Stage 33 Live is in the brick building on the right after the post office and over the little bridge. Look for the giant stylized sheep-heads in the corner windows (that’s the community radio station, WOOL-FM). We’ll also have a sign out front. The most reliable parking is in the free lot across the street, next to the canal.
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.