Singer-songwriter Erin Ash Sullivan and folk-pop-Celtic-blues duo Meadowlark will perform at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit the musicians. Limited seating; the event will be recorded and filmed. Read the press release.
Erin Ash Sullivan and Meadowlark at Stage 33 Live
BELLOWS FALLS — Erin Ash Sullivan was half of the folk duo Edith O. along with Amy Speace in New York City in the ’90s. They performed regularly at NYC venues like the Bitter End and CBGB’s Gallery, and released the album Tattooed Queen in 1998 to critical raves. It’s possible that the band broke up when Erin — a sleep-deprived mother of a six-week-old — forgot to show up for the band’s record release show. After a hiatus to focus on her family and career as an educator, she returned to writing and performing. In 2022, she was selected as a “Most Wanted” performer from Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and was John Platt’s selection for the Folk DJ Showcase at NERFA. She was the recipient of the Mark Erelli Judge’s Choice Award in the New England Songwriting Competition; a Songwriter Serenade semifinalist; a finalist in the 2021 Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Competition; and a finalist in the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
Longtime New England singer-songwriter Bonnie Waters teamed up with Howard Roscoe in 2015 to form the folk / pop / Celtic / blues duo Meadowlark, with Bonnie on guitar and vocals, and Howard on harmonica or guitar. From warm ballads to lively uptempo tunes, their songs are inspiring and uplifting. Bonnie was a finalist in the The John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song “Hushabye”, and Howard, the sound man for a music venue in Cambridge, England for many years, has a soft spot for Mississippi Delta Blues.
Erin Ash Sullivan and Meadowlark will perform at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Tickets for this special co-bill are $15 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit the musicians. Limited seating; 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 experiencing respiratory virus symptoms. A pair of high-capacity air purifiers will be running.
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 a variety of snacks are 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, 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.
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