9/8/24, Sunday: Taylor Abrahamse with Steve Hartmann and Sage Christie (7:00 PM)

Hook-laden clawhammer-guitar popster Taylor Abrahamse comes down from Ontario to play Stage 33 Live. Steve Hartmann is also featured, and Sage Christie opens. 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, on Sunday, September 8, 2024, at 7:00 PM. $20 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry. Limited seating; recorded and filmed. Read the press release.

•   Advance ticket sales will automatically close once 40 tickets are sold.
•   Advance ticket sales will shut down at midnight the day before the show if it hasn’t sold out.
•   An advance ticket guarantees that you’ll get in if it sells out, and advance ticket holders are guaranteed seating.
•   All chairs are first-come first-served for everybody. There’s really no bad seats, but up close is cooler. Come a little early to lock in your choice.

•   You can change the number of tickets after you click through.
•   The transaction fee is rolled into the ticket price.
•   A Paypal account is not required. There will be a link to proceed without one, but they make it small and tricksy.
•   After completing, a “success” page should pop up and you should get an email from Paypal. You should also get a confirmation email from us, but that one may take a day or two.

•   The name you give will be on a list at the door. All you have to do is show up. There are no physical tickets.
•   We won’t sell your info to anybody. We won’t even add you to our secret email newsletter coterie unless you ask.
•   There are no brick-and-mortar outlets to get tickets. If you don’t have a credit or debit card or don’t do online transactions, that’s cool. Drop us a line at stage33@stage33live.com and we’ll work it out.

•   Tickets at the door will be $20. We can’t process plastic at the door, cash is best.

•   Questions? Drop us a line at stage33@stage33live.com or text/voicemail 802-289-0148. (Text is generally better. Protip: We don’t have actual staff to answer the phone.)

Taylor Abrahamse with Steve Hartmann and Sage Christie at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Stage 33 Live starts its new performance season with three stunning voices: Taylor Abrahamse down from Ontario, a set by special guest Steve Hartmann, plus Sage Christie opening at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Sunday, September 8, 2024, at 7:00 PM. $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry. Seating is limited to 40; the performances will be recorded and filmed.

Taylor Abrahamse defies the borders of song, gender, and genre with his/her deftly crafted, hook-laden hammerclaw pop. A Paul Simon / Jim Carrey crossbreed with an extraordinary range and a glint in the eye, Taylor is a Kerrville New Folk Winner, FAI & NERFA official performer, finalist on Canadian Idol and the Mariposa Emerging Artist Showcase, an accomplished voice actor, and co-founded Toronto’s beloved recording studio, Silverthorn. Taylor’s debut studio album was co-produced with Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, David Bowie).

A co-writer with platinum-selling songwriters Liz Rodrigues (Eminem, Celine Dion), Jeff Franzel (N’Sync, Rhys Lewis, Josh Groban), and Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera), Taylor also writes and performs music for movies, television, and branded web projects, notably the feature film About Fate starring Emma Roberts. Original songs for animated content providers have been heard over 21 million times.

Way back in 2001, Taylor Abrahamse played young Jimmy Osmond in the ABC biopic “Inside The Osmonds”. We may need to have some fun with this.
In addition to the music career, Taylor is a professional voice actor with decades of experience and hundreds of appearances and can be heard in leading roles on Disney XD, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids/Teletoon, Universal Kids, Nickelodeon, and PBS.

Taylor is currently preparing for a new full-length release delving into his/her non-binary leanings, transgender self-examining, and complicated past as a child actor.

“Truly one of Canada’s most original and outstanding artists.” — Eddie Kramer, Grammy-Winning Producer/Engineer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bowie, Brian May, Carly Simon, The Beatles)

“All the talent of some of the world’s mega-artists like Michael Jackson, Prince… Seeing him perform is an overwhelming experience.” — Chris Birkett, Grammy Winning Producer (Sinead O’Connor)

“Abundantly clear that he’s spent a lifetime cultivating a voice that can do literally anything.” — Heather Kitching, Roots Music Canada

“Taylor has struck gold somewhere in the funky Neil Young/Randy Newman mountains.” — Lenny Stoute, Cashbox Canada

Singer-songwriter Steve Hartmann, born in Dalat Vietnam towards the end of the Vietnam War and adopted a few months later, has been described him as “the grey” between an acoustic Dave Matthews and Damion Rice. Using effects and looper pedals to highlight his dynamic vocal range and lyrically driven songs, his sound is readily identifiable. He’s opened for major acts like Bryan Adams, Train, and Dispatch, winning over audiences with his captivating stage presence.

“Steve’s vocals are pristine” — Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional, Twin Forks)

“I was blown away – speechless.” — Livingston Taylor

The mountain-stream clarity of Sage Christie’s voice is equal parts ballast and birdsong — steady and soaring, grounding and feather-light, rich with Janis Ian’s legacy of cultural honesty and swooning cozily close to Alison Krauss’ lullaby tone. A two-time finalist in the Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition; awards from the Great River Folk Festival, Portland’s Folk Fest, and the Walnut Valley Festival. Sage is working with Grammy-winning producer David Seitz on a new album.

“Up-and-coming singer-songwriters with sincerity and heart that match Christie are a true rarity, and are to be cherished.” — Tom Aldora, Aldora Britain Records

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 able to happen, and institutional support this season from The Island Corporation, the Vermont Arts Council, Guilford Sound, WOOL-FM, the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project, and Chroma Technologies to help 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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