Lara Herscovitch and Scott MacDonald at Stage 33 Live

Lara Herscovitch
Lara Herscovitch. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Sunday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m., the blues, pop, jazz-tinged contemporary folk of Lara Herscovitch embraces misfits and underdogs, connection and courage, love and loss, hardship and hope, resilience and transformation. She tours widely, with showcases including Falcon Ridge, Telluride, Wooden Apple, Folk Alliance International, and the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. She officially served as Connecticut State Troubadour from 2009 to 2011.

This singer-songwriter-poet also happens to hold a bachelor’s degree in political science and a Master of Social Work in policy, and much of her art draws from decades of humanitarian work in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, and Africa focused on education, community development, environmental protection, and justice system reform. She draws from a deep well of compassionate spirit, thoughtful mind, and far-ranging experience. Hers is a life fully lived yet still unfolding.

Scott MacDonald is best known as the proprietor of S.B. MacDonald Custom Instruments in Chester, Vt., where he enthusiastically relocated from Long Island, N.Y. This sought-after guitar maker and masterful restorer is also a talented player, writer, and interpreter of historic songs in the public domain.

On Sunday, Sept 22, doors opens at 2 p.m. and music starts at 3 p.m. Chairs front-and-center will be reserved for advance ticket holders and seating is limited to 40 with plenty of standing room. Children under 16 are free with a parent or guardian for this show. The listening event will be recorded and filmed.

Stage 33 Live is located at 33 Bridge St. in Bellows Falls, Vt. and documents live performances and presentations of original material on a small stage in a former factory building. Find more information about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project or purchase tickets at

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