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Sweetwater at Woodstock
Performed on Day 1
Started at 6.15 pm, Friday, 15th
Played for 65 min.
Further Information
Festival Day Chronology
Prev. artist Richie Havens at 5.00 pm
Next artist Bert Sommer at 7.35 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.


  • Nancy Nevins - vocals
  • Alex Del Zoppo - piano, 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


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


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.


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



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