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Tue, Jun 25, 2013 9:59 am

Over the past few years, there have been a number of 30-something artists emerging into solo careers after the breakup of the successful string bands of their youth.

The Watson siblings and Chris Thiele from Nickel Creek come to mind, as do Mike and Ruthy from the Mammals, and most recently, Aoife O'Donovan from Crooked Still. 

Many of these musicians came from a fertile musical background and were raised listening to, playing and singing traditional and folk songs.

Mon, Jun 24, 2013 9:28 am

On this episode of Crossing Boundaries Extra, host Mark Hellenberg talks with Canadian singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan, who performs a handful of songs with guitarist Chris Gauthier at the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival.

MacLellan, who performed on all three stages at this year's NMF, has won several East Coast Music Association awards and was the Solo Artist of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Here, she and Gauthier share stories and tunes on the porch of a rustic log cabin at Hocking College's Robbins Crossing.

Mon, Jun 17, 2013 11:37 pm

2013 is turning out to be a banner year for Athens music, with great new releases from Hex Net, Leah Nairn and Supernobody. Now you can add local surf-rockers The D-Rays to that list. WOUB's Bryan Gibson talks with bassist Missy Pence about the band's debut LP and upcoming record release show at The Union.

Mon, Jun 17, 2013 1:04 pm

Ohio-based band Over The Rhine returns to Stuart’s Opera House this Saturday for a special acoustic show at 8 p.m.

The group, which performed at Stuart's almost six years ago and made a stop at the 2011 Nelsonville Music Festival, is currently touring in support of its latest release, Meet Me at the Edge of the World.

"It’s a collection of songs that required some extra real estate," said pianist/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler of the latest product of his two-decade musical collaboration with longtime partner Karin Bergquist.

Mon, Jun 10, 2013 11:27 am

Robbins Crossing’s log cabins are well-known by Nelsonville Music Festival attendees. Now the charming buildings are gaining notoriety for a Hocking College music video series. This past semester, a group of students blended 19th Century surroundings with 21st Century media to create a five-part web series titled Robbins Crossing Sessions. (VIDEOS)

Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:00 pm

The reigning back-to-back World Champion Elvis Presley Tribute Artist is returning to the very stage where his career began. Pomeroy native Dwight Icenhower will perform a concert at Meigs High School on Saturday, June 8 with all proceeds benefiting the Meigs Band Boosters.

Tue, Jun 4, 2013 6:45 am


Enjoy these videos of The Flying Clouds of South Carolina and William Tyler, filmed on June 2 and May 31, respectively, at the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival.

For more information about the artists and the festival itself, visit www.nelsonvillefest.org.

Mon, Jun 3, 2013 1:51 pm

The 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival came to a close on Sunday, June 2, featuring fantastic sets from John Prine, Tift Merritt, David Wax Museum, Field Report, Michael Hurley and several other acts.

Enjoy these photos by WOUB contributor Sarah Laubacher and staff member Joan Butcher.

For more information about the bands and the festival itself, visit www.nelsonvillefest.org.