Sweetwater at Woodstock
Performed on Day 1
Started at 6.15 pm, Friday, 15th
Played for 45 min.
Further Information
Festival Day Chronology
Prev. artist Richie Havens at 5.00 pm
Next artist Bert Sommer at 7.15 pm

The second band that played at the woodstock festival was Sweetwater following Richie Havens. Sweetwater arrived later on Friday afternoon because they were stuck in the traffic jam. They started at about 6.15 pm.

Musicians Edit

  • Nancy Nevins - vocals
  • Alex Del Zoppo - piano, and harmonica and backing vocals
  • Fred Herrera - bass and backing vocals
  • August Burns - cello
  • Alan Malarowitz - drums
  • Elpidio "Pete" Cobian - congas, percussion and backing vocals
  • Albert Moore - flute, Tambourine, Cowbell, vocals

Setlist Edit

  1. Motherless Child
  2. Look Out
  3. For Pete's Sake
  4. Day Song
  5. What's Wrong
  6. Crystal Spider
  7. Two Worlds
  8. Why Oh Why
  9. Let the Sunshine In
  10. Oh Happy Day

Details Edit

Sweetwater's performance was nothing special. The jams in their longer songs, "What's Wrong" and "Why Oh Why", didn't help much. The multi-vocal parts are rather chaotic. The only noteworthy song is the psychedelic "My Crystal Spider" which includes some strange solo parts. Sweetwater played for about 45 minutes.

Availability Edit

There are audience recordings and film outtakes and black/white video available. An official Sweetwater compilation contains the song "What's Wrong".

Audio Edit

Images Edit

Please upload any picture of Sweetwater that were taken at Woodstock! There are currently too few in the gallery.

References Edit