A matinee listening event with Lara Herscovitch in solo performance; multi-instrumentalist Scott MacDonald opens
BELLOWS FALLS — The blues/pop/jazz-tinged contemporary folk of Lara Herscovitch embraces misfits and underdogs, connection and courage, love and loss, hardship and hope, resilience and transformation. She tours widely, with showcases including Falcon Ridge, Telluride, Wooden Apple, Folk Alliance International, and the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. She officially served as Connecticut State Troubadour from 2009 to 2011.
This singer-songwriter-poet also happens to hold a BA in Political Science and a MSW in Policy, and much of her art draws from decades of humanitarian work in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, and Africa focused on education, community development, environmental protection, and justice system reform. She draws from a deep well of compassionate spirit, thoughtful mind, and far-ranging experience. Hers is a life fully lived, yet still unfolding.
“Through Herscovitch’s lens we get to look at American culture, which she sometimes criticizes and sometimes defends, and its players emerge tragic fools, unsung heroes, and troubled souls whose stories we want to hear.” — Marisa Nadolny
Scott MacDonald is best known as the proprietor of S.B. MacDonald Custom Instruments in Chester VT, where he enthusiastically relocated from Long Island, NY. This sought-after guitar maker and masterful restorer is also a talented player, writer, and interpreter of historic songs in the public domain.
Sunday, September 22; door opens at 2:00, music starts at 3:00. Chairs front-and-center will be reserved for advance ticket holders; seating is limited to 40, with plenty of standing room (attendees may bring their own portable seating if they wish). Advance tickets are $12 through stage33live.com, or $15 at the door. 100% goes to the artists. Children under 16 are free with a parent or guardian for this show; out of respect for the performers and other audience members, if a child is getting noisy please take them from the room.
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 small stage in a former factory building. Find more info about the nonprofit all-volunteer project, and this and other other upcoming events online at stage33live.com