1/5/20, Sunday: Owen Nied

Multi-instrumentalist Owen Nied performs in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS — After his energetic, eclectic set back in August that ranged from smoldering to blazing ignited an enthusiastic and sustained audience reaction, multi-instrumentalist Owen Nied returns to the Stage 33 Live listening room in Bellows Falls on January 5 as the main event.

His original music careens from edgy pop to jazz to blues, rock and hip hop, influenced by artists as diverse as Wes Montgomery, Les Paul, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jack White, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, B.B. King, Dick Dale, Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck, Chet Atkins, and Ella Fitzgerald. In addition to playing solo, Owen fronts the guitar- and horn-driven indie trio The Onlys; plays lead guitar in the jazz-grass band Cats in the Limelight; and is half of the UK-based indie-jazz duo Spooky Tricycle.

Performing since he was nine, his music career began when he was awarded featured slots at the 2011 and 2012 Ukulele Festival of Great Britain; he’s since toured the U.S., England, France, and the Netherlands… impressive for anybody, but Owen is just 21 years old — in his senior year at Hampshire College, studying music and film.

No opener; this is Owen’s canvas, and we have no idea what tricks he might have up his sleeve. Recommended $5+ donation at the door. 7:00 PM start on January 5 at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. The performance will be recorded and filmed.

“You played the hell out of that thing. What was your name again?”
   — Loudon Wainwright III, singer, songwriter, comedian

Along with more veteran performers, Stage 33 Live is pleased to host listening events this winter featuring up-and-coming area musicians including Owen Nied, Gibson, Jenna Rice, Emily Lyons, and others. Someday soon, when success knocks on the door for one or more of these people, you’ll be able to wow your friends by saying that you saw the now-celebrated musician play a little unassuming room in Bellows Falls.

Stage 33 Live is an intimate, industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, documenting live performances and presentations of original material on a simple stage. Coffee, soda, water, and snacks by donation. Find more info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com