Being blues/rock icon Johnny Winter‘s hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the accolades held by Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Nelson. Paul also shared the world’s stages and/or recorded alongside Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Sonny Landreth, Ben Harper, Joe Bonamassa and the list goes on.
With appearances on late night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, Nelson a blues hall of fame artist is known for his amazing tone and playing style by an ever growing legion of fans establishing him as one of today’s leading modern blues guitar trendsetters.
“He’s a Great Guitar Player” “Brother Paul” – Buddy Guy – Come see why this guitarist’s guitarist andband are packing houses on tour now!
“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
Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter’s “Step Back” release on Megaforce/Sony winning “Best Blues Album of the Year” highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations. As well as 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”.
He also appears in the award winning documentaries: “Down and Dirty” The Johnny Winter Story and “Sideman: Long Road to Glory” (feat: Bonnie Rait, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin),
Nelson, who studied with Steve Vai in his Berklee days, and with jazz fusion greats Steve Khan and Mike Stern, created a tour de force with his first solo all-instrumental blues/rock/fusion solo release, entitled “LOOK”. – “A very diverse package that takes the listener on a sophisticated journey through the musical mind of Paul Nelson. His latest CD exudes boundless energy, and displays ferocious solo sections at the same time showing us his control over an emotional side of playing and amazing tone all the while holding it together with a tasteful melodic sense which comes through on each cut”.
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 Nelson showing his many other musical dimensions that his ever growing fan base has come to expect and who consider him to be one of music’s most respected and influential contemporary guitarists…
“Love this album – the sound and the energy. Gorgeous, searing guitar work. Like a blow torch!” – Wall Street Journal
Whether it’s headlining festivals, performing at many of music’s most prestigious stages or iconic clubs like New York’s Iridum, Blue Note, 55 bar and BB Kings to London’s Astoria and Buddy Guy’s Legend’s in Chicago to packed houses, Nelson’s guitar mastery and band in a live setting are the most impressive and unforgettable.