Acclaimed singer-songwriter Dan Weber co-headlines with local favorites The Milkhouse Heaters at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Sunday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are just $10 in advance or at the door. Advance tickets double as best-in-house chair reservations. Limited seating. The performances will be recorded and filmed.
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Dan Weber and The Milkhouse Heaters co-headline in Bellows Falls BELLOWS FALLS — This co-bill was canceled twice by COVID-19… the first time in March 2020, and the second time in March 2021. Third time’s the charm, we’re hoping. Fingers crossed for Sunday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. Dan Weber won first place in the 2019 Woody Guthrie songwriting contest, and is a rare three-time finalist in Kerrville’s ‘New Folk’ competition. His songs have been described as “reminiscent of early John Prine” and “insightful and awfully funny.” His album What I’m Lookin’ For rose to #2 on the folk charts, and he’s toured extensively across the country. Weber didn’t start performing in public until he was 40, but immediately began winning over audiences with energetic performances and hilarious stories… he’s been described as “The Classic Mid-Life Overnight Sensation.” He’s also a former National Park Service Ranger, recovering altar boy, Eagle Scout, and lifelong Deadhead. He’s a three-time invited performer at the Roots on the River festival, and Stage 33 Live is pleased to welcome him to our room. “I love Dan’s songs and he tells really good stories.” — Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, legendary folk troubadour “A rare combination of wit, emotion, and vivid, Harry Chapin-esque imagery.” — Rick Foster, The Sun Chronicle “4 Stars: The touch of a true master craftsman songwriter.” — Alan Cackett, Maverick Magazine “Weber’s writing is as strong as any in the contemporary folk community.” — Christopher Anderson, The Victory Review
The Milkhouse Heaters are beloved in these parts. In addition to their strong writing and performing chops, they’re a pair of the most ardent supporters of local live music and considerate living to be found anywhere.
Jan and Mike are refugees of the Boston music scene, where they were nominated for a Boston Music Award and shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Corey Glover, Fuel, Feeder, and Hum, and their songs are on compilations alongside the likes of G. Love and Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Burning Spear, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Their music has been licensed to television shows on ABC, VH1, MTV, ESPN, and ESPN 2.
They moved to southern Vermont in 2003. Mike bought an acoustic guitar and started writing Americana songs. With Jan on bass, they became The Milkhouse Heaters. They’ve opene for Fred Eaglesmith and closed for Billy Bragg, had two songs featured on The Shoulder to the Plough CD, and were repeat invited performers at the Roots on the River Festival.
co-headline show is on Sunday, March 6, 7:00 PM at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. The performances will be recorded and filmed. Seating is limited to 40. At the performers’ request, tickets are just $10 both in advance and at the door. Advance tickets double as best-in-house chair reservations.
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. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com