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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
Chicago-based guitarist-composer-improviser Bill Mackay opened at the Gladden House Stage on Saturday, June 2, the third day of the Nelsonville Music Festival. His easy blend of folk and country provided a nice backdrop for early festival-goers as they streamed in through the entrance. His nimble, spirited fingerpicking captivated his audience as he effortlessly switched from… Read More
Hailing from the Windy City, wife-husband folk dio Birds of Chicago rocked the Gladden House on the second day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Having just finished up a set at the nearby Low-Fi cabin, the group brought with them a crowd of people eager to hear more of their signature sound. Festival-goers gathered… Read More
Native Oregonian Larry Yes brought love, positivity, and some genuinely life-affirming music to the Gladden House stage on Saturday, June 2, the third day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. For many years Yes has been playing music and making visual art, organizing his “Free Art in the Park” event in Portland and recently bringing… Read More
Albuquerque natives, Heather Trost and Jeremy Barnes, (aka A Hawk and A Hacksaw,) brought their unique brand of eastern european-inspired folk music to the Gladden House on Friday, June 1, wrapping up the second day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. A Hawk and A Hacksaw left the audience in a trance with the powerful… Read More
Born and raised in California, Nick Waterhouse brought his vintage rhythm and blues sound to the Gladden House stage on the second day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. With festival attendees arriving well ahead of the set, there was a palpable excitement to catch Nick Waterhouse and his band in such an intimate setting…. Read More
Renowned local artist Megan Bee played an intimate concert at the Gladden House on the first day of the Nelsonville Music Festival. Her clear voice and strong stage presence brought both the old and the young to the stage, eager to hear her melodies. In between songs, she regaled the audience with stories about her travels… Read More
Tank and the Bangas brought their infectious energy to the Gladden House on third day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Hailing from New Orleans, LA, the band combines a variety of musical genres into one singular sound that is as unique as their stage presence. Tank and the Bangas waded methodically into their set with… Read More
With a backdrop of an Ohio late spring rain, musician Michael Nau, formerly of Page France and Cotton Jones, drew a faithful audience when he played at the Gladden House on day two of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. With his trademark vocals and captivating guitar melodies, Nau delivered a set of fan favorites and… Read More
Shannon Lay opened up the 2018 Gladden House Sessions on Thursday, May 31, day one of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Having spent her teenage years in Redondo Beach, CA, Lay started playing guitar at 13 and may be known best for playing in West Coast-based garage rock/punk outfit Feels. Lay is an outspoken Simpsons… Read More
Singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian, aka Bedouine, performed her Gladden House Session on Saturday, June 2, the third day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival, quickly captivating her audience with her flowing music and clear voice. With a large crowd assembled to begin with, she drew in even more as she started playing. All jokes and smiles,… Read More
WOUB Public Media has recently received approval to post these pictures from The Decemberists’ Friday, June 1 performance at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Appreciate them below.
Sunday at the Nelsonville Music Festival is always a slow, easy, at first sleepless and then perfectly exhausting comedown. Check out these photos of the event, taken by WOUB’s Jordan Kelley.
After the lazy Sunday that wrapped up Nelsonville Music Festival 2018 I found myself once again wandering the streets of Athens, Ohio in search of food, as I often had the past four years. I needed a rebirth or a sign or something to latch onto. Like last year I had given Nelsonville all that… Read More
Tune-yards perform “Water Fountain” from the 2014 “Nikki Nack” (4AD) at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video and Audio by Joe Votaw, James Miller, Mitchell Sturkey, Adam Ignasky and Evan Hamilton. Edited by Joe Votaw.
River Whyless perform “All of My Friends” from their 2018 album “Kindness, A Rebel” (Roll Call Records) at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video by Joe Votaw, Adam Ignasky, Evan Hamilton, and Mitchell Sturkey. Audio by James Miller. Edited by Mitchell Sturkey.
Believe it or not, the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival has come to a close. Although we have oodles of photos to post for tomorrow, as well as a batch of favorites from the weekend that will be posted to our Facebook page, take the time to look over these photos from the final, relaxing day of the festival.
I heard it again. As I stumbled around the Nelsonville Music Festival 2018 grounds, the voice of God came to me clearer than ever. This time I wasn’t trapped in my porta-potty cell. The bright green cathedral ceiling of the toilet tube had been replaced by the black void of a southern Ohio night sky…. Read More
CONTENT ADVISORY: The above video contains language and content that may be offensive to some. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic perform “Get Off Your A** and Jam” from the 1975 album “Let’s Take It to the Stage” at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video and Audio by Joe Votaw, James Miller, and Evan Hamilton. Edited… Read More
Haley Heynderickx performs “Fish Eyes” from the 2016 “Fish Eyes EP” at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video and Audio by Joe Votaw, James Miller, and Evan Hamilton. Edited by James Miller.
Saturday at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival was eventful, to say the least. Take a look at these photos of the event, taken by WOUB’s Jordan Kelley.
The legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic performed on Saturday night of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Much to the delight of the media professionals working the event, the group encouraged the audience and the press to document the spellbinding set, which featured all the tunes the band is known for, from “Maggot Brain” to “Flashlight.”
The Worn Flints perform “If I Stay (Awake)” from their 2013 Album “If I Stay Awake” (The Worn Flints) Video by Ruthie Herman, Adam Ignasky, and Mitchell Sturkey. Color by Ruthie Herman. Edited by Ruthie Herman.
Bill MacKay performs “Pretty Weeds Revisited” from the 2017 album “SpiderBeetleBee” (Bill MacKay) at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video and Audio by Joe Votaw, James Miller, and Evan Hamilton. Edited by Evan Hamilton.
Charlie Parr performs “Peaceful Valley” from his 2018 album “Dog” (Red House Records) at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival on the Boxcar Stage. Video by Ruthie Herman, Adam Ignasky, and Mitchell Sturkey. Color by Ruthie Herman. Edited by Mitchell Sturkey.