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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8/15/24, Thursday: SOOL (6:00 PM)

A rare live show by experimental pop collective SOOL at Stage 33 Live in association with community radio station WOOL-FM, at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT on Thursday, August 15, 2024. It will be loud. Dancing will be encouraged. Show starts at 6:00 PM. The band will do a radio interview in the next room on WOOL-FM at 5:00, ticket holders are invited to come early and heckle them live on the air. Tickets are $10 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Only 40 tickets will be sold, 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, as available, 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.)

SOOL at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Experimental pop collective SOOL, described by the Boston Globe as one of “the cleverest and most idiosyncratic bands” around, is a musically schizophrenic hodge-podge of experimental curiosities that you can dance to.

SOOL has been recording and making music since 1994, traversing genres in a “pin-the-tail-on-the-cosmic-monkey” approach. Their music has been featured in independent films, TV shows, and international ads.

Underlying any preposterousness is the fact that these are top-notch players who happen to enjoy getting weird.

SOOL, which only plays live sporadically, is Kevin Quinn and Neal Spaulding of the eighties underground psychedelic-pop band The Dead Monkeys, plus musician / producer / studio-rat Pete Weiss. For this show, the original drummer of The Dead Monkeys, Ken O’Keefe — who lives in Japan — joins the fun. It’s The Dead Monkeys original lineup plus Pete Weiss, or the SOOL original lineup plus Ken O’Keefe. A win either way.

This will be their first show of a tiny tour. It will be louder than most shows at Stage 33 Live. Dancing will be encouraged.

This is a 6:00 PM show on Thursday, August 15, 2024, presented in association with community radio station WOOL-FM. The band will do a radio interview in the next room on WOOL-FM at 5:00, ticket holders are invited to come early and heckle them live on the air.

At the band’s request, tickets are just $10. Only 40 tickets will be sold; advance tickets guarantee entry. Advance tickets are available through stage33live.com

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. More information about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com

WOOL-FM “Black Sheep Radio” is a full power, non-commercial, volunteer-run community radio station supported almost entirely by memberships. More information online at wool.fm

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 and Fred Gillen Jr co-bill (6:00 PM)

Darkly hilarious and dead serious singer-songwriter Grant Peeples and globetrotting, truth-telling troubadour Fred Gillen Jr will co-headline Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on August 18, 2024, at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry. Seating is limited! 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, as available, 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 and Fred Gillen Jr at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Grant Peeples is darkly hilarious and dead serious, often at the same time. Fred Gillen Jr is a globetrotting, truth-telling troubadour. Each takes a different path to the same destination.

Grant 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’s 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’s credited with eleven studio albums. He’s 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.

Fred Gillen Jr has released eleven acclaimed full-length albums, and has performed all over the U.S. and Europe. His live performances are spontaneous and full of storytelling, and he enjoys audience participation. His songs have been featured on ABC’s All My Children, NPR’s Car Talk, and CMJ’s New Music Marathon Sampler. His version of Woody Guthrie’s I Ain’t Got No Home was featured on Pete Remembers Woody, a collection of Pete Seeger’s spoken stories about Woody Guthrie. Besides playing with his heroes like Pete, he’s opened for such great artists as Merle Haggard, Todd Rundgren, and the David Bromberg Big Band. His songs incorporate elements of a huge swath of folk, rock, roots, and Americana music, and though he covers a wide variety of lyric topics, his over-arching message is simple: “we are all in this together.”

Grant Peeples and Fred Gillen Jr will perform at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on August 18, 2024, at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry. Seating is limited! 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.



•   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 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 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 a stunning range and a glint in the eye, Taylor has been a Kerrville New Folk Winner, FAI & NERFA official performer, finalist on Canadian Idol and the Mariposa Emerging Artist Showcase, an accomplished voice actor, collaborator with platinum-selling talent for music in feature films and television, 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 as well, notably the feature film ‘About Fate’ starring Emma Roberts. Original songs for 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 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

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.



•   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.)

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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11/10/24, Sunday: Dana Cooper with Cameron Sutphin (7:00 PM)

Dana Cooper with Cameron Sutphin at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, on Sunday, November 10, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry if the show sells out. Seating is limited to 40; the performances 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.)

Dana Cooper with Cameron Sutphin at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Nashville-based Dana Cooper is a poetic songwriter, expressive singer, insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician. He’s shared stages with the likes of Lyle Lovett, Jerry Garcia, Melissa Etheridge, Loudon Wainwright, Leo Kottke, Richard Thompson, Townes Van Zandt, and Nancy Griffith. He’s performed on Austin City Limits and Mountain Stage. He’s a recipient of the In the Spirit of Folk Award from Folk Alliance International; the Heritage Musician Award from The Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO; the Best Male Songwriter Award by Indie Acoustic Project; and is a Veteran Recurring Performer at Kerrville Folk Festival.

His mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking, and percussive strumming is legendary among other guitarists. He’s been performing for nearly six decades, and has released 30 albums. His debut solo album was released in 1973 by Elektra Records.

His dad, a tenant farmer at the time, took him to his first concert back in the ’50s — they rode in a caboose on a freight train into Kansas City MO, then caught a bus to the Ernest Tubb concert at Memorial Hall. By the age of 13 Dana had begun writing his own songs, and by 16 was performing regularly at the Vanguard Coffeehouse and Sign Coffeehouse in Kansas City.

He’s coming to Stage 33 Live to play for you.

“One of Nashville’s best kept secrets. He is a singer/songwriter with a superb sense of melody and a wry, introspective lyrical bent.”Playboy

“Dana is an extraordinary writer and gripping performer.”Music Row Magazine

“A driving acoustic rocker.”Rolling Stone

Americana singer-songwriter Cameron Sutphin opens with a classic folk approach combining simple melodies and a lyrical intensity. His debut CD, Heartbreak Town, was recorded in Nashville. He’s shared stages with Drew Kelly, Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, and Season 9 runner-up on The Voice, Emily Ann Roberts. He has appeared on the Blue Plate Special in Knoxville TN, and is a recurring performer at The Big E exposition.

Dana Cooper with Cameron Sutphin at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, on Sunday, November 10, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance through stage33live.com or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry if the show sells out. Seating is limited to 40; the performances 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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12/7/24, Saturday: Dylan Patrick Ward album release show with Ian Galipeau (7:00 PM)

Dylan Patrick Ward celebrates the release of his new solo album at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, on Saturday, December 7, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Ian Galipeau opens. (PRICE TBD __ in advance through stage33live.com or __ at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry if it sells out. Seating is limited to 40; the performances will be recorded and filmed. Read the press release.

Dylan Patrick Ward Album Release Show at Stage 33 Live, with Ian Galipeau

BELLOWS FALLS — Dylan Patrick Ward is a folk misfit from Vermont’s dirty south… more specifically, within walking distance from Stage 33 Live. He played his first venue show there and has been going gangbusters ever since, increasingly respected in the worlds of both folk and indie music.

Equal parts compassionate and irreverent, his songs use catchy melodies and blunt, storytelling lyricism to weave tales of outcasts, oddballs, and people on the brink, with a sharp sense of humor and an instinctive sympathy for the underdog. He’s been compared to great musical humorists like John Prine and Loudon Wainwright, as well as indie-rock / antifolk legends like the Mountain Goats and Paul Baribeau.

In addition to performing solo, he has also teamed up with multi-instrumentalists Nate Goyette and Johnny Gifford to form “Dylan Patrick Ward and the Loveable Losers” to take Dylan’s sweet and sardonic songs to the next level in a mess of sonic delights.

Dylan is releasing two albums in 2024 — one with the Loveable Losers called The Porch Collapses, produced by Johnny Gifford, and a solo effort called Ne’er-Do-Wells, produced by Ian Galipeau. This show is a celebration of the latter’s release.

“He’s funny. He’s also as serious as an ax handle.” – Peter Mulvey

Ian Galipeau, who produced the album, is also on the bill to open. An indie-rock songwriter for hopeful cynics who cry at It’s A Wonderful Life, despise every TV news channel, and are anxious about climate change, he’s not an artist who can just write a simple love song or breakup song. As a performer, he’s a top-shelf talent (in the American sense of the phrase rather than the British one).

Dylan Patrick Ward celebrates the release of his new solo album, Ne’er-Do-Wells, at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, on Saturday, December 7, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Ian Galipeau opens. (PRICE TBD __ in advance through stage33live.com or __ at the door. Advance tickets guarantee entry if it sells out. Seating is limited to 40; the performances 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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