Crimson Calamity & Paul Bellantoni

August 28th, 2023 6pm   Stage 1


Crimson Calamity


Song-sirens Lauren Harding and Mallory Trunnell were veterans of intricate song-crafting and the bright lights of the stage on their own, but together, they discovered a shared talent for firecracker lyrics and glistening harmonies that became irresistible. The ladies penned a tune while participating in a songwriting challenge that sparked the notion to forge a Badass, Harmony-Laced, Folk/Rock driven, Americana Lady Duo. Thus: Crimson Calamity was born.

With inspiration from artists like Brandi Carlile, The Civil Wars and Fleetwood Mac, Crimson Calamity infused their influences into all of their releases.' The music Crimson Calamity is devoted to creating embodies both sultry rock and traditional Americana aspects. Fans of both genres will hear these attributes in every song the gals concoct.

Paul Bellantoni


Paul writes about the twists and turns we go through in life with a forlorn and soulful, hope-driven message that is blended with high energy rock.

Paul began to compose his first songs in the mid-to-late Nineties, taking inspiration from strong female artists, such as Tori Amos and Ani Difranco, classic icons of rock, and soulful chanteuses of the past. Paul credits them all as having paved the way to his lyrics and eclectic writing style.

His songs are powerful, heartfelt stories, with performance to match. From broken-hearted blues ballads and rock anthems, to Americana storytelling with a message of a better tomorrow.