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 third solo album. With Modern Times, NM & 33 have created a classic country sound with deft and insightful lyrics. Here's some more info about Nolan: 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. Recordings: (see full list on store page) 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). Radio: Live performances on Nationally Syndicated World Café and Nashville Bluegrass Breakdown. Air play in United States, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, United Kingdom and Czech Republic. Awards: Nolan's bands were nominated for 7 Boston Music Awards, with TheResophonics winning a BMA in 2004. The Benders were nominated Best RootsBand 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!). 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.