Latest Press - Nelsonville Music Festival Review

5.20.10 Nelsonville Music Festival Review By Justin McIntosh I go to music festivals for several reasons, but the greatest of which — and, really, the best part about music in general — is the revelation. That moment when a band not previously on your radar becomes your favorite band of all-time, like forever. That is […]

  • Posted on June 1

The Other Paper - Annual fest is worth a trip down Route 33

5.20.10 Annual fest is worth a trip down Route 33 By Joel Oliphint Nelsonville is about an hour southeast of Columbus, which I guess is why I hadn’t attended the Nelsonville Music Festival at Hocking College until this past weekend, its sixth incarnation. Well, folks, it was well worth the drive, and I’ll be marking […]

  • Posted on June 1

CityBeat Cincinnati

5.19.10 Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers May 19 • Southgate House (Parlour) By Brian Baker When Ramseur Records released Samantha Crain’s EP, The Confiscation, two years ago, it was a debut only in the loosest sense of the word, as Crain had already self-released a fairly voluminous series of demos before signing with the […]

  • Posted on June 1

Columbia Daily Tribune - Crain brings sweet, strange sound to Blue Fugue show

5.20.10 By Aarik Danielsen Singer-songwriters are a dime a dozen, right? With the glut of guitar-slinging minstrels on the music scene, it can be hard to know how to sift the surplus and find artists whose music will challenge convention yet give comfort in moments where only song can provide a balm for life’s frenzy. […]

  • Posted on May 29 - CD Review

5.14.10 Samantha Crain – You (Understood) Genre: Folk Samantha Crain makes good time. Where the Shawnee singer/songwriter stands today is miles away from the road she walked in 2007. That year’s rootsy “Confiscation” EP is now a faint flicker on the horizon — a bluesy moment that she worked through with last year’s “Songs in […]

  • Posted on May 29