3/10/24, Sunday: The Fairlanes and The Fretbenders co-bill (3:00 matinee)

The Fairlanes and the Fretbenders play fun, original, tuneful americana steeped in roots and folk. They co-headline Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT on Sunday, March 10, 2024, in a 3:00 PM matinee. Tickets are $10 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry. All ticket proceeds go to the performers. Limited seating; the event will be 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 $10. 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.)

The Fairlanes and the Fretbenders co-headline Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — The Fretbenders are Bob and Diane Kordas, with a fun, toe-tapping sound based in blues, roots, americana, and a dash of folk, country, and rock – where a down-home barbecue meets a speakeasy. Diane and Bob have played in various New England swing, bluegrass, and roots bands through the years, honing their fun stage presence and inclusive style. For this show they’ll be playing as a duo.

“Taking you simultaneously to a veranda in Sicily and a back porch in Louisiana.”The A & R Factory

The Fairlanes play original, heartfelt music with tuneful melodies and thoughtful lyrics about life, loss, and love that live somewhere between folk, rock, and americana. They perform as anything from a duo to an octet, and for this show there will be about half a dozen of them.

Tickets are $10 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Seating is limited. Advance tickets guarantee entry. All ticket proceeds go to the performers. This is a 3:00 PM matinee on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Stage 33 Live is located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT. The event will be recorded and filmed.

 
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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4/7/24, Sunday: Carolann Solebello and Marc Douglas Berardo co-bill (7:00 PM)

Carolann Solebello and Marc Douglas Berardo co-headline Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry. All ticket proceeds go to the performers. Limited seating; the event will be 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.)

Carolann Solebello and Marc Douglas Berardo co-headline Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Carolann Solebello has a history with Bellows Falls, having been a three-time performer at Roots On The River plus appearances at fabled local venues Oona’s and Boccelli’s. She’s a performing songwriter from New York City, best known as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly. She now tours as a solo troubadour and with modern folk foursome No Fuss and Feathers. Her smooth, pitch-perfect voice, compelling lyrics, and warm yet accomplished acoustic guitar work nod to rural folk traditions while an urban sense of rhythm and sophisticated phrasing plant her firmly in the present. She’s won a pile of songwriting awards, and is currently working on her sixth solo album.

Marc Douglas Berardo composes song-length fictions that mine deep feelings and real-life lessons and situations, and delivers them with an engaging onstage presence and deft storytelling. His sharply drawn, award winning song-portraits cast a net on unusual and beguiling characters — circus retirees, ex-pats in Florida rum bars, union ironworkers, old poets, aimless New York City debutantes, near-death car crashes, hard-nosed fishermen, and the changes that experience brings to everyone. He has shared bills with heavyweights like The Doobie Brothers, NRBQ, Guy Clark, Vassar Clements, Ralph Stanley, Buffalo Springfield, Martin Sexton, Steve Forbert, Justin Townes Earle, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Cheryl Wheeler, Lucy Kaplansky, Livingston Taylor, David Olney, Jimmy LaFave, 10,000 Maniacs, and John Hiatt.

Carolann Solebello and Marc Douglas Berardo co-headline Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry. All ticket proceeds go to the performers. Limited seating; the event will be recorded and filmed.

 
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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4/20/24, Saturday: RESCHEDULED Grammy nominee Reed Foehl and Jeff Berlin with Tommy Crawford (7:00 PM)

Grammy-nominated songwriter Reed Foehl will perform at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:00 PM with session drummer Jeff Berlin. Singer-songwriter Tommy Crawford will open. This show was rescheduled from January due to weather. Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Only 40 tickets will be sold, advance tickets guarantee entry. The event will be 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.)

Grammy nominee Reed Foehl and Jeff Berlin with Tommy Crawford at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — This show was rescheduled from January due to weather. Second chance!

Grammy-nominated songwriter Reed Foehl will perform at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:00 PM, with highly regarded session drummer Jeff Berlin. Singer-songwriter Tommy Crawford opens. Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Only 40 tickets will be sold, advance tickets guarantee entry. The event will be recorded and filmed.

Reed Foehl writes stories of the human condition with lyrics and voice that push boundaries while paying homage to tradition… dusty, patient, genuine folk americana. His sixth studio album, Wild Wild Love (2022) was recorded with The Band of Heathens in Austin, TX. He now resides in the Green Mountains of Vermont and continues to tour across the globe.

Foehl first hit people’s radars as the lead singer of the relentlessly touring Boulder, Colorado, band Acoustic Junction (Mercury/Capricorn). His songs have appeared in TV and film productions including the feature Just Friends (New Line Cinema), Joan of Arcadia (CBS), Laguna Beach (MTV), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Dawson’s Creek (WB), and Party of Five (FOX).

He was nominated for a Grammy Award for the song Fly, co-written with southern artist Brent Cobb, which country legend Lee Ann Womack recorded.

“Reed’s songs hit you in the heart, and everything else falls away.” — Anaïs Mitchell

Foehl will be joined by drummer Jeff Berlin, well known veteran of the Boston scene who has recorded and performed with — in addition to Reed — Jeffrey Foucault, Bow Thayer, Boris McCutcheon, and many more. He’s played on over 100 albums.

Tommy Crawford, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, will open. A talented solo musician, Crawford is better known for his work in live theater and independent film as an actor, composer and lyricist, arranger, and music director. He is a founding member and director of NYC-based band / songwriting / theater collective The Lobbyists, which often explores the intersection between musical performance and theatrical storytelling. Tommy is a lifetime artist member of Ensemble Studio Theater and a graduate of Yale University in Theater Studies. His most recent studio album, Athena and the Moon, was released in 2022.

“An engaging songwriter and a talented multi-instrumentalist.” — Chris Farnsworth, Seven Days VT

 

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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4/27/24, Saturday: Aleda Bliss with Johnny Gifford & Trevor Robinson (7:00 PM)

Aleda Bliss presents an exclusive in-the-round Listening Party for her unreleased new album, enhanced with performance and projection art. Johnny Gifford and Trevor Robinson will open with a live performance. Show starts at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Tickets are $10 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door; all ticket proceeds go to the performers. The event will be recorded and filmed. Capacity is limited. 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 $10. 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.)

Aleda Bliss with Johnny Gifford and Trevor Robinson at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Aleda Bliss is a Vermont-born and -raised performer, producer, songwriter, and poet. In her first appearance at Stage 33 Live, she presents an exclusive in-the-round Listening Party for her unreleased new album, Every Song On This Playlist Is For You, enhanced with performance and projection art.

The album, written on returning to her home state during the pandemic, was co-produced and recorded in Burlington, Vermont, with indie-pop producer Christopher Hawthorn. She calls it “a striptease with grief… it’s about oppositional force, the way we simultaneously shed and bloom. And the patience that takes. And the tenderness. And the trust.”

In a media world that thrives on instant saves and replays, the Listening Party is an open invitation to sit together and ask the question: How do we listen with no guaranteed repeat?

Johnny Gifford and Trevor Robinson will open with largely improvised unnerving ambient treated-guitar and -bass, maybe synthesizers, and maybe sax, and probably voice.

 

Tickets are $10 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry in the event of a sold-out show. All ticket proceeds go to the performers. This is a 7:00 PM show on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Stage 33 Live is located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT. Admission is limited to 40; the event will be recorded and filmed.

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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5/19/24, Sunday: Rupert Wates with Tom Pirozzoli (7:00 PM)

Internationally celebrated singer-songwriter Rupert Wates brings his thoroughly American acoustic folk back to Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls, VT, on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 7:00 PM. The sophisticated and insightful yet endearingly casual and witty Tom Pirozzoli will open the evening. $15 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door. 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.)

Internationally celebrated singer-songwriter Rupert Wates with special guest Tom Pirozzoli at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Stage 33 Live welcomes the return of London-born, Oxford-educated Rupert Wates and his thoroughly American acoustic folk steeped in deep wells of cabaret and jazz on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 7:00 PM. With the lyricism of Gordon Lightfoot and the attention to craft of Richard Thompson, his highly developed songwriting is by turns vulnerable and bold, featuring intricate lyrics and memorable melodies, exceptional guitar skills, and a smooth, expressive voice. He’s released eleven acclaimed solo albums and won dozens of songwriting awards, and his work has been covered by artists in the UK, Canada, and the US, including two tribute albums to his material. The doors to large venues and big festivals are open to him, but he prefers intimate, up-close audiences in small listening rooms where the emphasis is on the music. The recognition that regular people are what make the world extraordinary reflects in his vivid, sophisticated songwriting about the American experience.

“A prime figure in American music.”Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange

“As the former manager of the late Harry Chapin, I’ve heard my share of story songs. Rupert’s are right up there with the best.” — Bob Hinkle

“Gripping lyrics with great themes and troubling, witty messages.” — Leith Radio, Scotland

“Astonishing fingerpicking chops.”Monterey County Weekly

Tom Pirozzoli’s recordings have had national and international success, and he’s in the Smithsonian Folkways Collection. He’s been on the Top 40 AAA charts, had a featured release at Tower Records, and has worked with artists like Greg Brown, Jesse Winchester, Doc Watson, and Willy Porter. Sophisticated guitar playing forms a rich backdrop for his warm tenor, with melodies and lyrics exploring a wide range of the human and global experience. His encounters with people, cultures, and ideas while traveling Europe, South America, India, Southeast Asia, China, and Tibet continue to enrich and deepen his music. His relaxed stage presence features endearing, funny, insightful spontaneous patter. These days, Pirozzoli only performs a handful of times annually as he focuses on his successful fine art career. Stage 33 Live is enthused to have him back in the room.

“Good sound, man!” – Taj Mahal

“You can’t write like he does without leaning into each line.” – Willy Porter

“Hypnotic soothing vocals and rich guitar textures… well crafted.”Sing Out

“Pirozzoli’s poetic lyrics make his songs worth reading as well as hearing.”Boston Sunday Globe

Sunday, May 19 2024, 7:00 PM, Stage 33 Live at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Advance tickets are $15, or $20 at the door. Door opens at 6:00, music starts at 7:00. 100% of tickets sales support the performers. Admission is limited to 40. The event will be recorded and filmed.

 
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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7/27/24, Saturday: Bad Smell with Tinkerbullet and Ezra Holloway (7:00 PM)

Bad Smell is mad-professor Ray Fork and drum powerhouse Jane Boxall serving up electro-ambient trance / dance Latin ’70s Europop. They will headline Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT on Saturday, July 27, 2024. Ferocious rockers Tinkerbullet will also be featured, and Ezra Holloway’s new band will open. It will be loud. Dancing will be encouraged. Show starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry. All ticket proceeds go to the performers. The event will be 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.)

Bad Smell with Tinkerbullet and Ezra Holloway at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Bad Smell finds popster chameleon Mr. Ray Fork cooking with drum powerhouse Jane Boxall to serve up generous portions of trance / dance / stripeypants excitement, whipped-cream ’70s Europop, ass-head jazz, Casio Latin boogie, and electro-ambient drum’n’bass. Mr. Fork wires up a mad-professor rig of antique beat-machines, Korg and Casio synthesizers, and sundry sequencers while Jane augments the sloptronic insanity with live drum kit.

It will be loud. It will be fun. Dancing will be encouraged.

The ferocious hard-rock-with-gay-sprinkles trio Tinkerbullet will also be featured, and Ezra Holloway will open with his crunchy new band.

It will be a loud show. Dancing will be encouraged.

 

Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry. All ticket proceeds go to the performers. This is a 7:00 PM show on Saturday, July 27, 2024. Stage 33 Live is located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT. Admission is limited to 40; the event will be recorded and filmed.

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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8/18/24, Sunday: Grant Peeples (7:00 PM)

Darkly hilarious and dead serious singer-songwriter Grant Peeples will perform at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on August 18, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door. Limited seating; the event will be 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.)

Grant Peeples at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Grant Peeples is darkly hilarious and dead serious, often at the same time.

He tours coast to coast and is a regular performer at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival, and The Florida Folk Festival. He is the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion, and wisdom of his songs,” and their “unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” He is credited with eleven studio albums. He has published three books of poetry.

Tallahassee born and raised, life started mostly simple and then got increasingly complicated. He started writing songs. He moved to Nashville. He left Nashville a year later. He got himself a night club and booked everyone from BB King to the Judds, The Temptations to George Straight, Jerry Lee Lewis to Dionne Warwick, Bonnie Raitt to Jerry Jeff Walker. He went broke in the night club business. He moved to a remote island in the Caribbean off the Miskito Coast of Nicaragua and stayed there for more than a decade before getting the itch back and a $100 guitar. He’s been playing every day and writing songs ever since. A self-described “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR,” Grant is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor, and heart-gigging ballads that keep an ever-critical eye on American culture and identity.

He played Stage 33 Live in 2019, and Stage 33 Live is so pleased to welcome him back. Grant Peeples will perform at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on August 18, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door. Limited seating; the event will be recorded and filmed.

 

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

Hook-laden clawhammer-guitar popster Taylor Abrahamse comes down from Ontario to play Stage 33 Live with Steve Hartmann opening, 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 if it sells out. Limited seating; recorded and filmed. Read the press release.

Taylor Abrahamse with Steve Hartmann at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — A pair of stunning voices: Taylor Abrahamse comes down from Ontario to play Stage 33 Live with Steve Hartmann opening, 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 if it sells out. Seating is limited to 40; the performances will be recorded and filmed.

Taylor Abrahamse makes hook-laden clawhammer-guitar pop that blissfully floats between the borders of song, gender, and genre like a maple leaf caught in a gust above the Ontario prairies… a Paul Simon / Jim Carrey crossbreed with a stunning range, a glint in his eye, and a tip of his grandpa’s old cap. He leaves audiences laughing, inspired, and singing along — whether or not they can hit the high notes.

Taylor is a Kerrville New Folk winner, Canadian Idol and Mariposa finalist, and co-founder of Silverthorn Studios, a much-loved Toronto recording studio. He co-produced his debut album with Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, KISS, etc). He’s written with platinum-selling songwriters Liz Rodrigues (Eminem, Celine Dion), Jeff Franzel (N’Sync, Rhys Lewis, Josh Groban), and Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera). He writes and performs music for movies, television, and branded web projects as well, most notably the feature film About Fate starring Emma Roberts. His original songs for online animated content providers such as Super Planet Dolan, Gardenkeeper Gus, and Corus Entertainment 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 his music career, Taylor Abrahamse is a professional voice actor with decades of experience and hundreds of appearances. He can be heard in leading roles on Disney XD, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids/Teletoon, Universal Kids, Nickelodeon, and PBS.

“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, who was 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

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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9/29/24, Sunday: Julian Gerstin Sextet (time TBD)

Global jazz by the highly regarded Julian Gerstin Sextet at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, on Sunday, September 29, 2024, at TIME TBD, COST TBD. __ in advance through stage33live.com or __ at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry if it sells out. Limited seating; recorded and filmed. Read the press release.

Julian Gerstin Sextet at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Julian Gerstin has spent a lifetime playing music of the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and the U.S. — funk, R&B, and jazz, from jazz’s New Orleans origins to the avant-garde. Along the way he has lived and studied in Martinique, Cuba and Ghana, mastering dozens of percussion instruments and hundreds of traditional rhythms. On a given song you might hear him playing congas, jawbone, an enormous beaded shaker, or the tanbou drum of Martinique, on which he sits and uses one heel to change the pitch.

Gerstin founded the Sextet to bring his wide range of instruments and influences to a jazz setting, where they serve as a platform for his fellow musicians’ creativity. The group includes five of New England’s most creative talents: the electrifying clarinet virtuoso Anna Patton; versatile trumpeter Don Anderson; pianist Eugene Uman, who like Julian ranges across traditions and from funky grooves to experimentalism; bassist Wes Brown, whose career spans gigs with early jazz master Earl “Fatha” Hines to avant-gardists like Wadada Leo Smith and Anthony Braxton; Ben James, who was John Tchicai’s drummer for several years and can both swing and go “out there.”

Think of it as global jazz: music with lively Caribbean drums and sparkling trumpet, velvety clarinet and muscular piano. Music by turns lyrical and humorous, intense and peaceful, grooving and thoughtful, and always surprising.

“Global sensibilities on full display… Infusing jazz composition and instrumentation with his worldly orientation and rhythmic arsenal, Gerstin teases out the African and Caribbean elements so prevalent in [jazz].”JazzIz Magazine

“Full of danceable grooves, along with swirling irresistible ensemble playing and strong solos that are easy to listen to but far from being easy listening music… A magical musical stew.” — Ron Weinstock, Jazz and Blues Report

Julian Gerstin Sextet at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, on Sunday, September 29, 2024, at TIME TBD, COST TBD. __ in advance through stage33live.com or __ at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry if it sells out. Limited seating; recorded and filmed. More info and tickets at stage33live.com

 
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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10/19/24, Saturday: John John Brown (7:00 PM)

John John Brown’s “Songs, Stories, & Art — Lessons from Strangers” weaves storytelling songs and visual arts together in live performance. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, on Saturday, October 19, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door. Limited seating; recorded and filmed. Read the press release.

John John Brown’s “Songs, Stories, & Art — Lessons from Strangers” at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — John John Brown’s “Songs, Stories, & Art — Lessons from Strangers” brings giant comics, iconic photographs, and moving panoramas to the stage, weaving together storytelling songs and visual arts in live performance. The protagonists come from all walks of life — from an aging Vietnam Vet, to a trumpet playing orphan… a married couple debating evolution, to a young man with mental illness wandering the aisles of Walmart.

John John was invited to perform at the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock at Bethel Woods, the original site of the legendary festival. He has been chosen as a Kerrville New Folk winner, an Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and a winner of the South Florida Folk Fest singer/songwriter contest. Steeped in good storytelling and fingerpicking, John John Brown is deep in the singer/songwriter tradition.

“So well written that every song could be a short story, a treat for lovers of narrative-driven tales.”Americana UK

“John Prine is a clear influence in the way Brown rolls astute observations and a humorous slant into his lyrics.”Post to Wire

“One of the more promising young names in folk music today.”Elmore Magazine

“An imaginative musical performance woven into a unique visual experience.” — Gallery 25, New York

“A melting pot of humor, longing, satire, and hope, Brown invites us to explore the peculiar lives of individuals that, like us, don’t always have it easy but manage to persist despite life’s impending trials.”Music Mecca, Nashville

John John Brown’s “Songs, Stories, & Art — Lessons from Strangers” weaves storytelling songs and visual arts together in live performance. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, on Saturday, October 19, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door. Limited seating; recorded and filmed. More info and tickets at stage33live.com

 
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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