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OU Partners With NMF to Create Virtual Festival


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Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication and the School of Media Arts & Studies are partnering with the Nelsonville Music Festival to bring the annual festival to audiences through an innovative, virtual collaboration called Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival (VNMF). Due to COVID-19, the four-day festival that features local, regional, national and international musicians from multiple… Read More

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

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

NMF ’19 Interviews: Death Cab For Cutie

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Death Cab For Cutie exists in a peculiar spot. The Portland based indie rockers are symbolic of millennial nostalgia — their 2003 release, Transatlanticism, being formative to more than a few angsty teenagers — yet they are also a dynamic, ever-changing outfit, continually challenging and changing their sound throughout the entirety of their nearly double… Read More

Gladden House Sessions 2018: The Weather Station

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Toronto-based folk group The Weather Station made their Gladden House debut on the second day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. The light summer rain dissipated just in time for their set while scores of fans eagerly awaited an intimate set from this beloved band. Formed in 2006 with rotating membership, the band’s current lineup includes Tamara… Read More