Those who follow Boston's thriving alt-country/folk music scene may be well aware of Nolan McKelvey's estimable talents as a member of the band The Benders, but the rest of the country ought to recognize the name with the release of his solo album. Some career highlights include: Performances: Performed at The Newport Folk Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Opened for Bob Dylan, Greg Brown, Bela Fleck, Tim and Mollie O' Brien, Jack Johnson, Odetta, Derek Trucks, Peter Rowan, Alison Brown, Sugarland and many more. Recorded with Levon Helm (The Band). Live performances on Nationally Syndicated 'World Café' and 'Nashville Bluegrass Breakdown'. Awards: Nolan's bands were nominated for 7 Boston Music Awards, with The Resophonics winning a BMA in 2004. The Benders were nominated Best Roots Band by the Boston Phoenix. Onus B. Johnson won a F.A,M.E. award, and has been voted Flagstaff's best band 3 times (FlagLive!). Recordings: Nolan McKelvey and 33, The Benders, The Benders 'II', The Benders 'Mountain Radio', Onus B. Johnson 'Johnson Family Jewels', Onus B. Johnson 'Box of Moonlight', Kris Delmhorst 'Five Stories', The Resophonics, The Resophonics 'Diamonds in the Ground', Bow Thayer and the Euphorians 'Somewhereville', Bow Thayer 'Maintenance for Mood Swings', Bow Thayer 'Driftwood Periodicals vol. 1', Bow Thayer 'Spend it all' (*with Levon Helm of The Band), and many more. See Merchandise Page for a full list. Reviews: No Depression Magazine # 38, 46, 56. Country Standard Time, Northeast Performer, Dirty Linen, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, The Metro, The Noise (Boston) The Noise (Flagstaff), Flaglive, Soundcheck Magazine, Insight Magazine.
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