BELLOWS FALLS — Nashville-based Tiffany Williams grew up in an Eastern Kentucky coal camp house, the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of coal miners. Her debut album, All Those Days of Drinking Dust, produced by Grammy-nominated Duane Lundy, is solidly in the New Appalachian Movement that tangles tradition and heritage with contemporary leanings. Her evocative voice rises like the mountains and wanders low and snaky as the creeks of the place she was born and raised.
“There are very few talents in this world like Tiffany Williams. Simple. Period. End of story.” — American Songwriter
“The evening’s biggest revelation was Tiffany Williams, an award-winning short-story writer from East Kentucky’s Letcher County who has made her stories even shorter to fit into terrific songs.” — Paste Magazine
“Tiffany Williams is a powerhouse vocalist, whose vocal prowess is matched by her songwriting.” — Americana Highways
Sara Trunzo, brought onto the bill at Tiffany Williams’ request, fits squarely in the Americana realm, bringing genuine, unromanticized aspects of rural living to the forefront. She’s a Folk Alliance International charting singer-songwriter; her album Dirigo Attitude, recorded at the legendary Sound Emporium, featured revered songwriters Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier. Her third record, Cabin Fever Dream, is out now. Originally hailing from working-class New Jersey, she adopted rural Maine as home, with stints in Nashville.
“An unquestionably talented artist.” — Lonesome Highway
“Pure, crisp voice and straight to the point lyrics.” — The Amp
“Stories of place and persistence.” — Wide Open Country
Bethanie Yeakle is a Brattleboro-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performing artist with a less-is-more approach that’s both powerful and ethereal. A performance alumni of Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, The Guthrie Center, and Club Passim, Bethanie has shared stages with Tune-Yards, Antje Duvekot, Anais Mitchell, Slaid Cleaves, My Morning Jacket, Bill Kirchen, and more. Fun fact: Bethanie was a featured extra in Ang Lee’s major motion picture Taking Woodstock. Bethanie’s sophomore solo album The Space Between was released this year.
Music starts at 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 9 — $12 in advance through stage33live.com reserves a chair up front, or $15 at the door. Seating is limited to 40. The event will be recorded and filmed.
The COVID-19 protocol will be the guidelines in effect in the community on show day. Currently the guidance is that masks are optional, which may change without notice.
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 happening, and institutional support this season from The Island Corporation, the Vermont Arts Council, the Bellows Falls Opera House, and the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project that helped 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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