Paul Nelson – is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded along side an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more…
A multi Grammy nominated artist, Nelson received the Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter’s “Step Back” Megaforce/Sony release winning “Best Blues Album of the Year” and the BMA “Blues Music Award” for “Best Blues/Rock Album” reaching #16 on the Billboard top 200 and staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s KBA “Keeping The Blues Alive Award”.
Nelson and his music have reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, in the award winning documentaries: “Down and Dirty” The Johnny Winter Story and “Sideman: Long Road to Glory”(feat: Bonnie Rait, Greg Allman, Hubert Sumlin), to the music written/performed and broadcast nationally on NBC on multiple major album releases, in books, instructional guitar columns, live Concert DVD’s, and guest performances on countless recordings.
Staying at #1 on the “Hot New Releases” charts for months Nelson’s latest project “Badass Generation” on Sony Records still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his many other musical dimensions fans have come expect considering him one of music’s most respected and influential contemporary artists…
“What else can we say about Paul Nelson except…Chops Deluxe.” – Guitar World Magazine
“An A-List guitar player…one of the most technically dazzling players around today.” – Guitar Magazine
“He’s a soulful player who has chops to burn. The word ‘ferocious’ comes to mind, or ‘take no prisoners’“ – Vintage Guitar Magazine
PAUL NELSON BAND: Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter) Jeff Howell (lead singer/bass player for FOGHAT) Ethan Isaac-vocals (Emerson/ J Geils Band) Go Go Ray – Drums (Samantha Fish)