|Rupert Wates requests that all audience members wear masks except when seated, and encourages attendees to be vaccinated. He will wear a mask when mingling with audience, and will remove it to perform. Windham County, Vermont, is still classified as an area of ‘high public transmission’ although Vermont’s case count, hospitalizations, and deaths are nowhere anywhere near as terrible as most other places carrying the same label. And Delta seems to have plateaued and is dropping. That said, our policy at the time of this publication is still as follows: “All individuals are required to wear a mask (except when eating or drinking) and maintain a six-foot social distance from people not in their party at our events. Seating will be a minimum of eight feet from the stage. If you wish to make a custom seating pod for your party, arrive early and we’ll help you do it. (Our chairs are movable and configurable.) People who have already arrived and have arranged their seating will not be expected to move. This policy may change without notice. Some shows may have tighter restrictions by the performer’s request; any additional per-show guidance will be found on the individual show pages on this website.”|
Rupert Wates brings his thoroughly American acoustic folk with tinges of jazz, vaudeville, and cabaret back to Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls, VT, on Sunday, December 12 at 7:00 PM. Local favorite Josh Maiocco opens. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; limited seating; recorded and filmed. COVID-19 protocol in effect which may change without notice. Tickets, and more information about this and other events, online at stage33live.com
Rupert Wates: deeply Americana
BELLOWS FALLS — London-born, Oxford-educated Rupert Wates brings his thoroughly American acoustic folk with tinges of jazz, vaudeville, and cabaret back to Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Sunday, December 12 at 7:00 PM.
His highly developed songwriting features memorable melodies and intricate, spellbinding lyrics delivered with well-honed guitar and his smooth, expressive voice. He’s been said to embody the lyricism of Gordon Lightfoot and the attention to craft of Richard Thompson.
With eleven internationally acclaimed solo albums and dozens of songwriting awards, and his work covered by artists in the UK, Canada, and the US, including two tribute albums to his material, the doors to large venues and big festivals are open to him… but he prefers the intimate, up-close audiences of small listening rooms where the emphasis is on the music. He recognizes that it’s regular people – people like us – who make the world extraordinary, and that reflects in his sophisticated songwriting which brings his characters, real and imagined, to vivid life.
Local favorite Josh Maiocco opens.
Sunday, December 12, 7:00 PM, Stage 33 Live at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Advance tickets are $15, or $20 at the door. COVID-19 protocol in effect which may change without notice. Rupert Wates requests that all audience members wear masks except when seated, and encourages attendees to be vaccinated. He will wear a mask when mingling with audience, and will remove it to perform.
“A prime figure in American music.” — Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange
“As the former manager of the late Harry Chapin, I’ve heard my share of story songs. Rupert’s are right up there with the best.” — Bob Hinkle
“Gripping lyrics with great themes and troubling, witty messages.” — Leith Radio, Scotland
“Astonishing fingerpicking chops.” — Monterey County Weekly
Seating is limited. Performances are recorded and filmed. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission; snacks by donation. Stage 33 Live is an industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performers in an intimate setting. Tickets, more info about this and other other upcoming events, and about the nonprofit all-volunteer project, online at stage33live.com