Sound of the Crash
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... (Country Standard Time). Performances: The Newport Folk Festival (Rhode Island), Fred Eaglesmith Festival (Vermont), Campfire Festival (Massachusetts), Fall Bluegrass Festival (Arizona) and Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Colorado). Opened for Bob Dylan, Greg Brown, Bela Fleck, Richard Buckner, Tim O' Brien, Jack Johnson, Odetta, Derek Trucks, Peter Rowan, Alison Brown, Pat Green, Los Lobos, Catie Curtis, Cheryl Wheeler, Sugarland, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, North Mississippi Allstars, Billy Currington and many more. 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 was voted Flagstaff's best band 3 times. Nolan has been named Best Songwriter twice (FlagLive!). Recordings: 39 CD's working with the likes of Levon Helm (The Band), Dana Colley (Morphine), and Paul Q. Kolderie (Uncle Tupelo, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Radiohead, Warren Zevon). Reviews: No Depression # 38, 46, 56. Country Standard Time, Northeast Performer, Dirty Linen, Americana UK, Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, Boston Herald, The Metro, The Noise (Boston), Flaglive!, Soundcheck Magazine, Insight Magazine.