2013 PROMO VIDEO
by Sarah Warda
9 New Additions to the Lineup: 50 Acts Total!Today we announced 9 new additions to the Nelsonville Music Festival 2013 lineup, bringing the total acts up to 50! Soul man Lee Fields (& The Expressions) will join us this year! Since the late sixties, the Lee has ... SEE ALL
Cat Power + 15 More Announced for Nelsonville Music Festival! Single Day Tickets on sale!Stuart's Opera House presents the 9th annual Nelsonville Music Festival on May 30th -June 2nd, 2013 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. The fourth round of lineup announcements ... SEE ALL
Gogol Bordello and More Added!Weekend passes went up in price today (we told you not to wait!) and we announced a third round of lineup additions including THURSDAY NIGHT HEADLINER GOGOL BORDELLO! Also joining the lineup are Screaming Females, F ... SEE ALL
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA | SATURDAY, JUNE 1 at 4:00pm | MAIN STAGE
Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions. He’s revered by countless fellow artists, and has built a remarkably loyal international audience through his tireless touring. His deceptively straightforward songs embody timeless qualities of humanity, optimism, emotional insight and a boundless sense of humor, untainted by cynicism or transient notions of hipness. The records that Jonathan Richman has made over the past 30 years have long held a special place in the hearts of his fans. He began playing guitar at the age of 15, and in the early 1970s formed the Modern Lovers, whose raw, minimalist sound and emotionally forthright songs helped to lay the groundwork for punk rock. But by the time the group’s landmark debut album (including the much-covered “Road Runner,” a Top Five single in Europe) was released in 1976, Jonathan had already moved on to a quieter sound and a gentler lyrical focus. Since then, he’s continued to record and tour prolifically, first with a series of Modern Lovers lineups, later on his own, and eventually as a duo with drummer Tommy Larkins. Over the years, Jonathan’s music has absorbed a multitude of influences, from doo-wop to country to a variety of international styles, without sacrificing the artist’s effervescent personality. Jonathan’s fans have remained fiercely devoted over the years, and his audience expanded substantially in the 1990s, thanks to his frequent guest spots on TV’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, his prominent appearance in the 1998 film comedy smash There’s Something About Mary, and the inclusions of his Modern Lovers classics “Ice Cream Man” and “I’m A Little Airplane” on Sesame Street.