BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Kindred spirits and longtime friends Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza are perhaps the yin and yang of performing songwriters. Solebello’s smooth, warm voice and precise rhythm guitar perfectly dovetail Iadanza’s raw, honest vocals and graceful six-string virtuosity. Smart songwriting chops and emotional eloquence possessed by both blur the lines between tough and tender, masculine and feminine, Americana and folk.
The two are currently on an ongoing double-bill concert tour, sparked by positive energy generated in the recording studio. After Iadanza served as producer for Solebello’s 2018 album, “Shiver,” the two continued meeting to collaborate on additional songs and arrangements, reawakening Iadanza’s desire to get out onstage again after several years behind the controls.
“Joe’s songwriting chops and emotional honesty in performance have always been top-notch,” says Solebello. “While he has proven himself a great producer in recent years, bringing out the best in other artists, I am thrilled to be part of Joe’s re-emergence onto the touring troubadour scene, where he can shine his own light again.”
Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza will bring their deeply affecting double bill to Stage 33 Live Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Stage 33 Live is located at 33 Bridge St. in Bellows Falls. Advance reservations for only 40 chairs may be made online at www.stage33live.com. A chair is not guaranteed for walk-ups if all have been filled, but listeners may bring their own chairs if they wish. The event will be recorded and filmed.
Carolann Solebello is best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly. Solo since 2010, Carolann’s smooth, compelling voice and warm acoustic guitar style nod to rural folk traditions but bend those sounds into more contemporary shapes with a decidedly urban sense of rhythm and sophisticated vocal phrasing. Her fifth solo album, “Shiver,” produced by Joe Iadanza, was released in February 2018.
Joe Iadanza has been heralded for his deeply personal songwriting, and fluid, percussive guitar playing. He continues to work with artists as a producer and songwriting coach after producing “Shiver” for Carolann Solebello and The Social Music Hour, Vol. 1 for Spuyten Duyvil, nominated by the folk community for an Album of the Year award. Joe will be heading into the studio to work on his third album of solo material this spring.
For more information about the venue, go to www.stage33live.com.