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He was the executive producer and appeared in the Johnny Winter documentary Down And Dirty, directed by Greg Oliver and also appeared in the documentary Sidemen: Long Road To Glory alongside Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, Elvin Bishop, Pinetop Perkins, and Hubert Sumlin.

Nelson was born in Manhattan, New York, his love for music and the guitar started at an early age listening to and playing blues, rock, pop, jazz, fusion, country, funk, and Southern rock, becoming inspired by guitar players Billy Gibbons, Jeff Beck, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Johnny Winter, Albert Collins, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and Duane Allman.  Wanting to pursue music as a career he enrolled into Berklee College of Music, quickly discovering Miles Davis, Coltrain and Wes Montgomery.  It was soon after he began studying privately with Steve Vai, Mike Stern, and Steve Khan that Nelson soon built an name for himself as an "A" list session player and was on the first call list for guitar spots for many national and international performing artists.  This later on led to his teaming up with his mentor Johnny Winter.

Nelson has toured the world sharing the stage and or recording with top artists such as Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Vince Gill, Slash, Brian Setzer, Joe Perry, Derek Trucks, Edgar Winter, Ben Harper, Hubert Sumlin, Rick Derringer, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, James Cotton, Steve Vai, Sonny Landreth, Earl Slick, Dicky Betts, Mark Knopfler, Joe Walsh, Pat Travers, Larry Carlton, Elvin Bishop, Derek St. Holmes, Kim Simmonds/Savoy Brown, Gov't Mule, Anders Osborne, Quinn Sullivan, Los Lobos, Lucky Peterson, Jon Herington, Ronnie Baker Brooks, JT Taylor, Joe Louis Walker, Samantha Fish, Popa Chubby, Ricky Byrd, Mark Naftalin, Ronnie Earl, Susan Tedeschi, G-Love, Uptown Horns, Harvey Brooks, Steven Seagal, Bill Evans, Magic Slim, Coco Montoya, Reese Wynans, Kid Ramos, Scott Sharrard, Ray Davies, George Lynch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Anthony Jackson, Tom Hambridge, Junior Brown, John Medeski, Ron Holloway, Jimmy Vivino of Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Paul Schaffer's CBS Orchestra, and the Blues Brothers Horns.  He has appeared on Late Night With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Nelson released his first solo instrumental album entitled Look and then signed with Sony Music Group for The Paul Nelson Band album Badass Generation and currently tours internationally.


Paul Nelson Band
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM


Why is The Music Room proud to present Paul Nelson?

Because Paul Nelson is considered one of today's top modern contemporary blues rock guitarists and is backed up by an astounding band.  This is a must-see show!  And he also happens to be the only Grammy Award Winning producer at The Music Room!



Read about Paul Nelson on Wikipedia:


Paul Nelson is an American modern blues/rock guitarist, record producer, and songwriter as well as the Grammy Award winning producer at The Music Room's STUDIO A. He has played alongside artists such as Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and members of the Allman Brothers Band.  He was the hand-picked guitarist to join Johnny Winter's band performing on and producing several of Winter's albums, including the Grammy-nominated I'm a Blues Man, Roots, and Step Back which won Nelson a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart for Blues Albums, and Independent Albums, and debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, marking the highest spot in Winter's career.  Nelson is also a Blues Music Award recipient for Best Rock Blues Album and has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the KBA award from the Blues Foundation.  He received a Grammy nomination for his work as producer and performer on Joe Louis Walker's Everybody Wants a Piece.

Nelson is credited as being a composer and performer for music heard on international and national television broadcasts such as NBC, TNN, and UPN, as well as for the WWF and has been featured in many publications such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, USA Today, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, Classic Rock, and Vintage Guitar magazines.  His solo guitar work can be heard on his first solo CD, entitled Look. He also performed on the Halifax song "Anthem For Tonight" from their album Inevitability of a Strange World, and featured on the Xbox 360 game Prey.  Nelson also produced many albums, including 14 albums for Johnny Winter's successful Live Bootleg series (all breaking the top 10 in Billboard Blues Charts), Martin Barre's (Jethro Tull) Live at the Underground, the Live Through The 70’s and the Live Through The 80’s DVDs as well as his Live From Japan DVDs.

He produced and performed on blues guitarist/singer Joe Louis Walker's for which they both received Grammy nominations for the Best Contemporary Blues Album Everybody Wants a Piece; a James Montgomery album feat. Jimmy Vivino (Conan O'Brien), Mark Naftalin (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), Grace Kelly (Stephen Colbert) and the Uptown Horns (Rolling Stones, James Brown).


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