Folksinger and finger-style guitarist Pat Daddona celebrates her new crowd-funded album “Roads” with help from Jay Osborn, Melissa D. Moorhouse, Suzanne Waldren, and Johnny O at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $15. Limited seating; the event will be recorded and filmed. Read the press release.
Pat Daddona Album Release Concert with Jay Osborn, Melissa D. Moorhouse, Suzanne Waldren, and Johnny O at Stage 33 Live
BELLOWS FALLS — Folksinger and finger-style guitarist Pat Daddona is promoting her new crowd-funded digital album “Roads” with a special matinee show at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on June 18 at 3:00. The album releases on BandCamp and all streaming platforms June 4.
Pat, a social worker by day and late-blooming songwriter the rest of the time, writes songs that celebrate human connection, confront loss, and energize the heart and mind. Her influences include Janis Ian, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, and Tracy Chapman. “Roads” was crowdfunded on Kickstarter by her fans, and a dynamic team of New England-based musicians and sound engineers performed on and produced it.
Pat will be accompanied for this performance by drummer Jay Osborn, and backing vocalists Melissa D. Moorhouse and Suzanne Waldren, who performed on the album. The concert will have opening sets from Johnny O and Melissa D. Also featured on the album are Luke Selden of Massachusetts on banjo, and Dana Takaki of Connecticut on violin. It was primarily recorded at John Sawyer’s Vermont Recording Studios in Chester, with additional recording by Hugh Birdsall in Connecticut and Brownsville, Vermont’s Josh Hall, who also mixed and mastered the album.
According to Stage 33 Live, “It’s such an honor to be asked to host an album release show. This June 18 concert also happens to be Father’s Day, so people can bring their dads! And the always-fun Bellows Falls Alumni Parade rolls through town after lunch — people can bring their dads to a parade before the show! Plus this concert is part of the month-long Bellows Falls Pride 2023 celebration.”
On Sunday, June 18, 2023, at 3:00 PM, at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT, Pat Daddona will perform accompanied by Jay Osborn, Melissa D. Moorhouse, and Suzanne Waldren, with opening sets from Johnny O and Melissa D. Tickets for this special show are $15 in advance or at the door — advance tickets double as chair reservations. Much of the seating is reserved for backers of the album project, so there are only 20 tickets available to the general public. June 18 is also Father’s Day, and traffic through downtown Bellows Falls will be closed from sometime after noon until sometime around 2:00 for the Alumni Day parade. Limited seating; the event will be recorded and filmed. All proceeds benefit the musicians.
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 don’t attend if you’re not well. 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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