On tour from Georgia and North Carolina, Nathan Evans Fox and Jane Kramer will co-headline Stage 33 Live, playing both separately and together. Local up-and-comer Nick Badaracco opens. This early evening listening event is on Monday, July 15 at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls — door at 6:00 PM, music at 7:00. A suggested donation of $10 goes entirely to the performers.
Nathan Evans Fox is a multi-instrumentalist storyteller who blends his musical roots of country, rock, bluegrass, and hymns into landscapes that confront his cultural and religious heritage with quiet grief, incisive anger, and unexpected wit. Frequent themes of family, place, and love come out in ways that are both familiar and strange. His second full-length, Texas Dust, prompted a reviewer from Americana UK to write, “Nathan Evans Fox sounds like the truth.”
Jane Kramer has been described as “born to gypsy poets and raised by Emmylou Harris.” With deep roots in Appalachian musical traditions, culture, and lore, her introspective songs are gracefully gritty, poignant, and engaging. Grammy-nominated songwriter Mary Gauthier says Jane is “an artist on the rise,” and Dave Stallard of Blue Ridge Outdoors says she has “a voice that can only be described as one of the purest in modern Americana.” Her third album, Valley of The Bones, was released this March.
Door at 6:00 PM, music at 7:00 on Monday, July 15 — suggested donation of $10+ for the performers. Seating is limited to 40, first-come first-served; however, chairs front-and-center will be reserved for those who make their entry donation in advance online at stage33live.com. If the chairs have all been reserved, standing room is available. Attendees may bring their own seating if the chairs have all been reserved.
The performances will be recorded and filmed. Your likeness or voice may be incidentally documented; your presence is your permission.
If you haven’t been here before, 33 Bridge Street 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 Bellows Falls… 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, next to the canal. 33 Bridge Street is an accessible space.
Stage 33 Live is a volunteer run nonprofit that invites the public to listening events that are recorded and filmed for radio, TV, and the internet. The mission is to help local and regional talented and knowledgeable people reach wider audiences on multiple platforms; and 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, or restaurant. We’re 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.
33 Bridge Street is ADA compliant. Fragrance note: The building is also home to several artists’ studios, including an artisan soapmaker; there may be mild scent if they’re in production.