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 who has 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, amongst others.
With appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, Nelson 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 and blues-rock guitar trendsetters.
Paul Nelson will be performing in Amersfoort on December 14 at the Flirtin’ with the Blues Festival at Theater Flint.
Nelson received a Grammy Award for his work performing on and producing Winter’s Step Back release on Megaforce/Sony Records, winning “Best Blues Album of the Year.” Step Back also won the Billboard Music Award “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. Nelson is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s KBA “Keeping the Blues Alive Award.”
Paul was also nominated for a Grammy for his production and playing on the highly acclaimed album by Blues Hall of Famer Joe Louis Walker, Everybody Wants a Piece. 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 legendary guitarist Steve Vai in his Berklee College of Music days, and 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.
Staying at #1 on the Billboard Hot New Releases charts for months, Nelson’s latest project Badass Generation was released on Sony Records. It 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.
Paul fronts his new four-piece band and Bad Ass Generation is indeed a badass album, full of bluesy, bawdy, rocking riffs, tight ensemble playing and well-written songs.