1/5/20, Sunday: Owen Nied

Multi-instrumentalist Owen Nied performs in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS — After his energetic August set ranging from smoldering to blazing ignited the audience, multi-instrumentalist Owen Nied returns as the main event to the Stage 33 Live listening room in Bellows Falls on January 5.

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, he was awarded featured slots at the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain in 2011 and 2012, and has since toured the U.S., England, France, and the Netherlands. This is impressive for anybody, but Owen is just 21 years old and in his senior year at Hampshire College studying music and film.

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

No opener, this is Owen’s canvas. 7:00 PM start on January 5 at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Suggested $5+ donation at the door. The performance will be recorded and filmed.

Along with more veteran performers, Stage 33 Live is pleased to host listening events this winter featuring up-and-coming area musicians. When success knocks on their doors, you can impress your friends by telling them you saw them play an odd room in Bellows Falls before they got big.

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 upcoming events, online at stage33live.com