Carl Goulet’s artist page on the Thunder Ridge Records website says that he “flies a little under the radar.” If you’re trying to dig up information about this guy on the internet, that’s putting it mildly (though in this day and age, it’s something that might be envied). The page also offers a spot-on analysis: “[his] songwriting follows in the footsteps of other honest, sometimes political and always heart-centric songwriters like David Mallet, Bruce Cockburn, and Gordon Lightfoot.”
A player in these parts for ages, The Daily UV said that his 2017 full-length, Gazebo, “charms the listener with gentle melodies yet packs a punch with the depth of wisdom and love hidden inside.”
The clarity and purity of his writing and playing is rare and special. He did a short set here at Stage 33 Live a little while back and was absolutely stunning, and we’re pleased to have him back for an intimate, friendly performance that will be long remembered.
And there’s another Carl on the bill too: Carl Beverly, who also did a short set here, and also was jaw-droppingly good, and who we also couldn’t be more pleased to have back in a featured slot.
He’s perfected a distinctive, strongly rhythmic finger-picking style that grooves without straying too far from a solid folk grounding. His writing is strong, personal, and relatable; his passion for songcraft led him to form the Brook House Songwriters’ Circle in Warner, New Hampshire, providing community and inspiration to other local songwriters.
In addition to his solo work, he also plays in the trio Picket Hill.
Fascinatin’ fact about Carl Beverly that we’re not quite sure how to reconcile: Outside of music, he makes a living as an engineer designing amusement rides and ski lifts.
Door at 6:00 PM, music at 7:00 on Sunday, September 8 — a suggested donation of $5+ at the door. Seating is limited to 40, first-come first-served.
The listening event will be recorded and filmed.
A two-Carls bill!
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33 Bridge Street is an accessible space. If you haven’t been here before, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls is a couple blocks toward the river from the intersection of Flat Iron Exchange coffeehouse and Popolo restaurant, which is the only intersection in downtown… and it’s a T so there’s no way to take a wrong turn. Brick building on the right after the post office and over the short 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 on the left — across the street from us, next to the canal.
Stage 33 Live documents live performances and presentations on a simple stage in a former factory building for downstream audiences. Only original material is allowed. Find more info about the project and other upcoming events online at stage33live.com