The Festival Stage at the Crozet Winter Brews Festival
2:45-3:45p and 4:00-5:00p
Lord Nelson has won many fans over the last several years with their spirited live performances and serious musical chops. In the fall of 2015, Lord Nelson independently released their debut album, The County. Since then they have been playing shows consistently throughout Virginia, the east coast, and as far west as Colorado. While averaging 100+ shows in 2016 and 2017, Lord Nelson also recorded their second full-length album, Through the Night, slated for release in May, 2018.
The unified musicianship of the band serves as a solid home base for the searching lyrics of lead singer and guitarist Kai Crowe-Getty. The current lineup includes Jones’s brother Calloway on lead guitar, Andrew Hollifield on bass, and Johnny Stubblefield behind the sticks. With a full tour of the east coast and points west in the works, this is a band in command of their sound, bringing strong songs in hard times to towns across the country. Keep your head up.
Matthew O’Donnell’s Blue Ridge Bards
12:00-1:00p and 1:15-2:15p
Charlottesville’s resident accordion-wielding Celtic Folk troubadour, Matthew O’Donnell, joins forces with an assemblage of Virginia’s finest folk musicians to form Matthew O’Donnell’s Blue Ridge Bards.
The Bards perform authentic versions of traditional folk songs with 21st century passion and energy, along with virtuosic renditions of Irish jigs, reels and polkas, all played on traditional instruments like the fiddle, banjo, accordion, Irish flute, tin whistle, Ullieann pipes and bodhran drum.