Stage 33 Live hosts Pat Daddona album release concert

BELLOWS FALLS — Folksinger and finger-style guitarist Pat Daddona is promoting her new crowd-funded digital album, Roads, with a matinee at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St., on Sunday, June 18, at 3 p.m.

Roads was crowdfunded on Kickstarter by her fans, and a team of New England-based musicians and sound engineers performed on and produced it.

Daddona, a social worker by day and late-blooming songwriter the rest of the time, says on her Kickstarter page, “I write songs that celebrate the spirit and human connection. The ballads, some autobiographical, confront loss and the troubled soul.” She says her influences include Janis Ian, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, and Tracy Chapman.

Dadonna will be accompanied by drummer Jay Osborn and backing vocalists Melissa D and Suzanne Waldren, who performed on the album. The concert will have opening sets from Johnny O and Melissa D.

Also featured on the album are Luke Selden of Massachusetts on banjo, and Dana Takaki of Connecticut on violin. It was primarily recorded at John Sawyer's Vermont Recording Studios in Chester, with additional recording by Hugh Birdsall in Connecticut and Josh Hall of Brownsville, Vermont, who also mixed and mastered the album.

Tickets for this special show are $15 in advance or at the door - advance tickets double as chair reservations. There are only 20 tickets available to the general public, as much of the seating is reserved for backers of the album project.

June 18 is also Father's Day, and traffic through downtown Bellows Falls will be closed from sometime after noon until sometime around 2 p.m. for the Alumni Day parade. Limited seating; the event will be recorded and filmed. All proceeds benefit the musicians.

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