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The Wood Brothers II Gladden House Sessions 2019

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The Wood Brothers joined the Gladden House Sessions for one of two unannounced “secret” sets during the festival. Appearing on Sunday afternoon, the trio delivered a compelling performance, combining fervent American-folk with dexterity and soul. Combining a mix of funk, jazz, and bluegrass, it was no surprise that The Wood Brothers kept the sizable crowd… Read More

The Gladden House Sessions Return For a Sixth Season

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The Gladden House Sessions will return to the Nelsonville Music Festival for a sixth season, featuring stripped down performances by the likes of Molly Burch, Darlingside, Skyway Man, The National Reserve, The Brother Brothers, and more! The Gladden House has served as the fifth stage at the multi-stage Nelsonville Music Festival for six years, featuring… 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: Darlingside

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Darlingside’s last album, Extralife, tackles dystopian themes with the unlikely medium of colorful baroque pop. The band has been hailed by NPR Music for their “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded” songcraft, which undulates from familiar feeling indie rock to cerebral folk. WOUB spoke to Don Mitchell (guitar/banjo/vocals,), about the band’s last album, finding hope in 2019, and performing at… Read More