Stage 33 hosts Hartmann, High Tea

BELLOWS FALLS — Stage 33 Live, 33 Canal Street, presents singer-songwriter Steve Hartmann on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Born in Dalat, Vietnam, near the end of the Vietnam War, Hartmann was adopted when he was five months old. Struggling to find a sense of belonging, he found music at the age of 12.

His vocals and guitar playing have been described as “the gray” between an acoustic Dave Matthews and Damion Rice. Using effects, looper pedals, and his voice, Hartmann's sound and style are “unique and readily identifiable,” organizers say.

In describing Hartmann's music, Chris Carrabba of the bands Dashboard Confessional and Twin Forks says, “Steve's vocals are pristine.” Livingston Taylor says, “I was blown away - speechless.”

Opening for Hartman is High Tea, from Massachusetts, who delivers a blend of old blues and new pop - songs “ripe with Americana heartbreak and heat, punctuated with tales of growing up, going wild, and always coming back to the ones you love,” states a news release.

Tickets are $10 in advance through, which reserves a chair up front, or $15 at the door. Seating is limited to 40. The event will be recorded and filmed.

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