WOUB Music Blog

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Tue, May 22, 2012 12:02 pm

If there were any recurring themes at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival (besides groovy tunes), they were probably: heat, hippies/hipsters and a very low probability of getting into the No-Fi Cabin.

The beautiful old schoolhouse is the perfect setting for a completely acoustic performance, but its small space precludes many people from seeing some amazing musicians.

However, if festivalgoers were lucky enough to squeeze in following Michael Hurley's set, they witnessed an excellent performance from singer-songwriter Matt Bauer.

Mon, May 21, 2012 2:02 pm

Rapper Wiz Khalifa and singer Sean Kingston entertained a packed crowd last Friday during a show at Ohio University's Convocation Center. 

After taking the stage, Kingston had the audience on its feet until he addressed the crowd as "Ohio State." After being booed, an assistant informed him where he was, and the show resumed.  

Kingston performed well enough, but instead of singing live throughout the show, he interspersed his songs with recordings of tunes that he had written for other artists.

Mon, May 21, 2012 10:37 am

Images from the third and final day of the 2012 Nelsonville Music Festival, courtesy of Joan Butcher, Sydney Good and Cam Soergel.

Mon, May 21, 2012 9:43 am

Listen to audio from Iron & Wine's set, recorded Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Nelsonville Music Festival.

Clip courtesy of Elliot Nicolson (audio) and Cam Soergel (photos).

Mon, May 21, 2012 10:48 am

Footage of Jorma Kaukonen, acccompanied by Barry Mitterhoff, at the Nelsonville Music Festival, recorded on May 19, 2012.

Clip courtesy of Cam Soergel (video) and Elliot Nicolson (audio).

Sun, May 20, 2012 8:49 pm

Kent, Ohio, native Jessica Lea Mayfield performed an intimate set on Saturday, May 19 at the Nelsonville Music Festival.

Her set, which took place in the No-Fi Cabin, was captured by WOUB students Cam Soergel (video) and Elliot Nicolson (audio).

Sun, May 20, 2012 10:40 pm


It felt awfully intimate when Jorma Kaukonen took the Main Stage at the Nelsonville Music Festival on Saturday afternoon.

Accompanied by his fellow Hot Tuna bandmate Barry Mitterhoff, the pair skillfully plucked through a number of bluesy, folksy numbers to a sparse crowd mostly made up of baby boomers.

At times it was hard to concentrate on Kaukonen’s set, due to the blazing sun beating down on Robbins Crossing. Undaunted, the guitar legend offered up a Lightnin' Hopkins cover and an amusing politically infused number entitled "Bread Line Blues."

Tue, May 22, 2012 9:51 am

Images from day two of the Nelsonville Music Festival, courtesy of Cam Soergel, Joan Butcher and Sydney Good.

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