Lou Antonucci performs ‘You, Me & Harry,’ a celebration of Harry Chapin’s music, at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — In a departure from Stage 33 Live's "No Covers" rule, Lou Antonucci will perform "You, Me & Harry," his newly developed celebration of the story-songs of Harry Chapin - "Cat's in the Cradle," "Taxi," "Story of a Life," "W.O.L.D.," "A Better Place to Be," and many more - on Sunday, Aug 6, in a 3 p.m. matinee at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. There will be limited seating for this show, and the event will be recorded and filmed.

With a musical career spanning several decades, Antonucci has always been inspired by Chapin's music and spirit, according to the news release. He created "You, Me & Harry" with the permission of Harry Chapin Music, and this will be one of the first public run-throughs of the program before booking into larger venues.

In response to Antonucci's original song, "A Message From Harry," Vincent J. Kelly - staff writer at (1)Stallman Records, songwriter, and author (Northern Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road) - said, "I wrote with Harry Chapin the last two years of his life, and you did an excellent, and I mean superb, job of making Harry proud."

Masks continue to be optional but welcome at Stage 33 Live events. A pair of high-capacity air purifiers will be running during shows. More information about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, can be found at

Advance-sale tickets for this preview event are a steeply discounted $5 online. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Alternately, admission will be free by donating five nonperishable food items, or three personal-care items, or $10 cash for Our Place Drop-In Center at the door on show day.

Our Place offers community meals, a food pantry, and social service resources for the Bellows Falls area. Harry Chapin held a fundamental belief that access to nutritious food is a human right and that hunger is a solvable problem in a world of abundance. He co-founded the global nonprofit WhyHunger in 1975 to support social movements and grassroots innovations to change the systems, policies, and institutions that perpetuate hunger and poverty in the world.

This piece was submitted to The Commons.

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