Americana touring artist Davey O. in an intimate performance at Stage 33 Live on Friday the 13th at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls.
BELLOWS FALLS — Davey O. is a seasoned touring performer whose pure Americana is drawn from a deep well of experience and human emotion without hackneyed storylines or insincere polish — an unflinching poet’s look at life with no apologies and a rust-belt work ethic. He has been a New Folk Finalist at The Kerrville Folk Festival, an Official Showcase Selection at the Folk Alliance Conference, and shared stages with the likes of Ellis Paul, Eilen Jewell, Suzanne Vega, Cheryl Wheeler, Sloan Wainwright, and The Kennedys.
Equal parts songwriter and storyteller, Davey O.’s two most recent CD releases were recognized with multiple honors, and included on the “best of“ lists of several folk-and-roots radio stations. He has earned the respect of his peers for his incredible work ethic and dedication to the art of songcraft. With a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation, Davey O. finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit. With each tale another slice of life examined.
Door at 6:30 PM, music at 7:30 on Friday, September 13. $10 advance, $15 at the door. The first 40 advance tickets are guaranteed chairs. There’s also plenty of standing room; attendees may bring their own camp-style seating if they wish. Advance tickets are available online at stage33live.com
The listening event will be recorded and filmed.
Stage 33 Live is located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, and documents live performances and presentations of original material on a simple stage in a former factory building for downstream audiences. Find more info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project and their other upcoming events online at stage33live.com
“When I performed my feature set at The Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC, a couple of things happened that, for lack of a better term, changed my perspective. Or maybe it was just a reminder of how music can bring us together. The performers ranged from hip hop/rap artists, poets, stand-up comics, singer-songwriters, to R&B vocalists. I had a bit of anxiety as to how this straw-cowboy-hat-wearing, contemporary-folk/Americana songwriter from Buffalo, NY would fare. I started my first song, and there were murmurs from the audience. By the time I reached the end of the first chorus, I could see their faces begin to soften, smiles started to appear, heads began to move in time. After my third song, a twenty-something African-American male stood up and shouted, ‘That’s what I’m talking about!’ The walls came down. Age, race, gender, or any other metric didn’t matter anymore. That’s what music can do, and is supposed to — regardless of how the industry, the media, or our own minds attempt to package it. If it’s good, if it contains truth, and speaks to even one person — then it’s done what it is intended to do: put us ‘in concert’ with each other.” — Davey O.