International music collective David Rosane & The Zookeepers bring their intellectually driven, fun-but-serious activist rock to Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls on Sunday, August 19 for the only scheduled southern Vermont appearance during their “Across the ZOO-niverse” tour.
Head zookeeper David Rosane has strong ties to Vermont, but for much of the year lives and works in Paris, France, where he also maintains a French version of the band.
The core Zookeeper members in the U.S. are Don Sinclair and Jennifer Grossi of Bradford, Vermont. This summer the band chose to skip playing traditional venues almost entirely in favor of doing a Library Benefit tour to raise money and awareness for literacy in small, rural, economically challenged communities in northern Vermont.
The library tour coincided with the release of their third CD, the 14-track “Book of ZOO.” The library tour and album have both received enthusiastic reviews.
“In a world tipping towards zero-sum totalitarianism, a sad and hopelessly paranoid landscape of ‘winners’ vs ‘losers’, we need to work together in crafting a world defined by win-win storylines where everyone keeps their human dignity, high above the snake pit.” – David Rosane
Stage 33 Live is a scrappy, volunteer-run, nonprofit upstart supporting music, humanities, sciences, and spoken word arts. It’s located in a former industrial building turned arts-economy incubator on the island in Bellows Falls — 33 Bridge Street, a couple blocks toward the river from the downtown intersection of Flat Iron Exchange coffee shop and Popolo restaurant. More information online at www.stage33live.com
David Rosane & The Zookeepers play Stage 33 Live on Sunday, August 19; doors at 5:00 PM, show at 6:00. All ages are welcome. Admission is a suggested $5 minimum donation. Intimate seating is limited to 40, plus standing room. The event will be recorded and filmed.