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NMF ’19 Interviews: Town Mountain

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Last year Asheville, NC based contemporary bluegrass outfit Town Mountain released New Freedom Blues, a swirling, beautiful, viscerally powerful album that combines elements of Americana, honky-tonk, and country music. WOUB spoke to Zach Smith (upright bass) about the making of New Freedom Blues, his path from ceramic student to musician, and the band’s upcoming performance at the… Read More

Nelsonville Music Festival Celebrates 15 Years June 6-9

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The Nelsonville Music Festival will celebrate its 15th birthday June 6-9 at Robbins Crossing on the Hocking College campus. Performers include the likes of Mavis Staples, Tyler Childers, The Breeders, Death Cab For Cutie, Thee Oh Sees, Mandolin Orange, Water Witches, and many more. WOUB spoke to Brian Koscho, the marketing director of the festival,… Read More

Ona Looks Forward, Backward, Inward on ‘Full Moon, Heavy Light’

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A muscled, intertwining Roddy Frame guitar riff lights up Ona’s second full length album, Full Moon, Heavy Light, in delectable shades of electrified neon on its opening track, “Summer Candy.” Although the Huntington, WV-based band might have taken more from the eclectic American artistry of Neil Young and the heartfelt sonic articulations of Jeff Tweedy… Read More

NMF ’19 Interviews: The Brother Brothers

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Adam and David Moss are the identical twins that make up The Brother Brothers, the modern folk duo behind 2018’s Some People I Know (Compass Records). The thoughtfully executed album poignantly explores various characters that the brothers have met throughout their fruitful musical careers, à la Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends half a century on. WOUB spoke… Read More

NMF ’19 Interviews: Molly Burch

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Molly Burch is an Austin-based musician whose second full length, First Flower, was released to much acclaim in 2018. The album is a thoughtful one, combining understated, jazzy songcraft with Burch’s gorgeous, smoky vocals. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Burch about First Flower, her numerous charming music videos, and performing at the 2019 Nelsonville Music Festival in… Read More