His attachment to Americana started in rural upstate New York, where roots music got under his skin and sparked his playing, writing, and gigging. His first exposure came from earlier generations of folk musicians who haunted the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village, and inspiration spiraled out from there.
Nelson’s most recent project, Orphans & Relics, is an ambitious album of nine original songs spanning American roots music—country blues, folk, rockabilly, electric blues, jazz—resulting in a true Americana album. Listed in The Roots Music Report Top 100 Folk Albums for 2014, it has captured some exceptional press (“…like listening to a plate of T Bone Burnett,” wrote AltCountry).
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