Another upcoming show at Stuart’s Opera House that’s worth mentioning: Jolie Holland (above) will play the historic theater on Saturday, 10/17. You’re probably familiar with Holland’s jazzy folk, but opener Matt Bauer is a folkie who’s not as well-known but would be worth the drive to Nelsonville on his own. The Black Swans labelmate came to Columbus last October in support of The Island Moved in the Storm, a haunting, stirring album of gently plucked guitar and banjo. Yes, the dude has a big beard and sings in a whisper, but writing him off as just another Iron & Wine would be a mistake.
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for this show. To enter the contest, send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject JOLIE HOLLAND. Winners will be randomly chosen on Oct. 16. You can also purchase tickets here.
mp3: Jolie Holland – Mexico City
mp3: Matt Bauer – Don’t Let Me Out
Bauer’s video for “As She Came Out of the Water” after the jump. Continue reading
If Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville (about an hour southeast of Columbus) isn’t on your radar, it should be. Between now and October, the historic theater is bringing in Steve Earle (Aug. 27), Yo La Tengo (Sept. 24) and Jolie Holland (Oct. 17), plus a Music Swap Meet on Oct. 10.
Earle is touring solo behind his new Townes Van Zandt tribute album, Townes. I saw him at the Southern Theatre last May, and the man is at his best when his songs tell stories, which bodes well for a show heavy on Van Zandt covers. His wife, Allison Moorer, will kick off the night. And lucky for you, dear Donewaiting reader, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To enter this contest, send a blank e-mail to email@example.com with the subject STEVE EARLE. A winner will be randomly chosen on Wednesday morning, 8/26.
mp3: Steve Earle – To Live is to Fly (Townes Van Zandt cover)
We are officially announcing music legend Willie Nelson as the headliner for our 5th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival, which takes place May 15-17, 2009 at Robbins Crossing at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Willie Nelson will play the evening of Saturday, May 16th. Passes for the Festival are available right now, a Festival Pass is for the whole weekend which will include over 20 national, regional, and local bands on multiple stages along with art vendors, kids activities, local food, camping and more. The entire lineup so far and much more information is available here
Other bands confirmed: Jolie Holland, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Michael Hurley, Buffalo Killers, Drakkar Sauna, Firecracker Jazz Band, Justin Gordon, Wheels On Fire, Casual Future, Zeb Dewar & The Lonesome Two, The Never Evers, Liz Pahl, Erin Cameron, Jess Kauffman