2012 Nelsonville Music Festival

by Thomas Britt

30 May 2012

Nelsonville Music Fest 2012 in photos.
 

Ohio’s Nelsonville Music Festival is fast becoming the highlight of my yearly concert-going. Produced by Stuart’s Opera House, the three day festival once again took place at the Historic Village of Robbins Crossing at Hocking College. A relaxed atmosphere, friendly organizers, and comparatively low ticket prices all contribute to the festival’s charm. But music is the main feature and last weekend’s array of acts offered something for fans of every taste.
  
The 2012 lineup was a fantastic blend of veteran musicians (including Michael Hurley, Charles Bradley, Jorma Kaukonen, Roky Erickson, and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry) and current pop/rock acts (such as Kurt Vile, Dark Dark Dark, Andrew Bird, Dawes, and M. Ward). Two of this year’s best performances were side projects by members of legendary groups (Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo with his band and R. Ring, featuring the Breeders’ Kelley Deal). Below are some pictures from the weekend.

Michael Hurley

Michael Hurley

Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen

Dark Dark Dark

Dark Dark Dark

R. Ring

R. Ring

Kelley Deal of R. Ring

Kelley Deal of R. Ring

Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

Lee

Lee \‘Scratch\’ Perry

The Old Fashions

The Old Fashioneds

Flying Clouds of South Carolina

Flying Clouds of South Carolina

Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah

Dawes

Dawes

Lee Ranaldo Band

Lee Ranaldo Band

M. Ward

M. Ward

 

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