Nelsonville Music Festival Must See: Part III< < Back to
With the Nelsonville Music Festival only days away, it’s important to know who to make sure to check out during the four-day music extravaganza. Check out WOUB’s “Must See” guides this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the scoop on some of the hottest acts making their way to Robbins Crossing this year.
Set time: Saturday, June 4, 5 p.m.
My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir make up My Bubba, a Scandinavian folk duo. Their sound is one of haunting simplicity; their captivating harmonies are backed only by acoustic instruments. Their most recent album, Big Bad Good, is no different, and truly captures what My Bubba does best: simple, fresh sounds recorded quickly as to maintain the beauty of a newly hatched tune.
Set time: Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m.
Equipped with only a guitar, Daniel Bachman creates amazing, intricate instrumentals. Bachman started playing the guitar in his teens and draws from his Appalachian roots to perfect his intense fingerpicking style. His newest release, River, is a collection of seven solo guitar songs that seem to flow like the Rappahannock River in Virginia, where Daniel was raised.
Set time: Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m.
All Dogs, hailing from Columbus, OH, bring the fun to this year’s Nelsonville Music Festival. Combining a perfect balance of DIY pop punk and meaningful lyrics, All Dogs are sure to draw a crowd. Fronted by vocalist Maryn Jones, also of Saintseneca, the band is beginning to draw national appeal, and you can catch them later this summer at Chicago’s Riot Fest. Don’t miss your chance to see the next great Ohio band live.
Set Time: Sunday, June 5, 5:30 p.m.
Musical icon Randy Newman is a definite highlight of the 2016 Nelsonville Music Festival roster. With six Grammys, three Emmys, two Academy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he is an undeniable talent. Known in popular culture for being the man behind Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” Newman’s distinct voice is one that most will recognize. When he is not working on films, Newman is known for his satirical tunes that make a critical comment on an aspect of society. Newman will be headlining the main stage late on Sunday, so make sure you hang around to catch this icon’s set. See his interview with WOUB here.
Set Time: Saturday, June 4, 12:30 p.m.
Adam Torres, a singer-songwriter based out of Austin, TX who draws influences for his music from his many worldly experiences: his parent’s past home in Switzerland and his time living in Ecuador. Besides traveling the world, Torres has also been a part of the well-followed, Ohio based folk-rock group Southeast Engine. His album Nostra Nova, originally released in 2006, was re-released last year by Sub Pop record affiliate Misra Records. Following the re-release, the album was hailed by media critics as a “cult classic.” See his interview with WOUB here.