Highly regarded folk duo Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards will play the Stage 33 Live listening room on Sunday, November 20 in a 3:00 PM matinee, the final show of their fall tour. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Limited seating. The performance will be recorded and filmed. Stage 33 Live is located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Read the press release.
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards at Stage 33 Live
BELLOWS FALLS — Highly regarded folk duo Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards will play the Stage 33 Live listening room on Sunday, November 20 in a 3:00 PM matinee, the final show of their fall tour. The multi-instrumentalist couple writes poetic songs with distinctive harmonies reflecting their personal experiences as factory workers, teachers, community organizers, and natives of post-industrial mill towns. They’ve released seventeen albums and tour consistently throughout the US and Canada accompanying themselves on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, penny whistle, electric bass, and clarinet in captivating and uplifting performance.
“Steeped in references to nature, the environment and dilemmas of modern life, their beautifully harmonised singing is soothing to the soul, despite the sometimes troubling subject matter. Their harmonies are intuitive and exquisite.” — Eilís Boland, Lonesome Highway (Ireland)
“The best part of their performance is the undeniable chemistry Mark and Raianne have together; they play with a comfortability and trust that can only come with years of partnership. They allow enough space in their musical bond for us to settle in and witness some serious songwriting and playing.” — Fred Knittel, WXPN Folkadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
This is a 3:00 PM matinee on Sunday, November 20. There will be no opener — a timely arrival is strongly advised. $12 in advance through stage33live.com reserves a chair up front, or $15 at the door. Seating is limited to 40. The event will be recorded and filmed.
The COVID-19 protocol will be the guidelines in effect in the community on show day. Currently the guidance is that masks are optional, which may change without notice. Please do not attend if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
Stage 33 Live is a casual and intimate industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performances and presentations of original material. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission; coffee / soda / juice / water and weird snacks available by donation. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com
Stage 33 Live gratefully acknowledges the help of so many individuals without whom none of this would be happening, and institutional support this season from The Island Corporation, the Vermont Arts Council with funding from the state of Vermont, the Bellows Falls Opera House, the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project, and WOOL.FM that helped fund improvements and maintenance, and generally smooth out a lot of the rough edges. Stage 33 Live is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are deductible to the fullest extent. Volunteers run the thing from stem to stern.