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Paul Nelson has toured with countless worldwide acts and performed live and or on recordings along side a list of today’s top artists such as Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Leslie West, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, Mark Knopfler, Brian Setzer, Dr. John, Slash, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Los Lobos, Kim Wilson, Elvin Bishop, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Reb Beach, Steve Morse, John Popper, Debbie Davies, Joe Louis Walker, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Medeski, Joe Walsh, Larry Carlton, Steve Vai, Earl Slick, Hubert Sumlin, Rick Derringer, Harvey Brooks, Bill Evans, James Cotton, Magic Slim, Coco Montoya, Reese Wynans, Edgar Winter, Ray Davis, George Lynch, James Cotton, Anthony Jackson, Dickey Betts, Junior Brown, Pat Travers, Jimmy Vivino and La Bamba of Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Paul Schaefer’s CBS Orchestra to name a few.
Nelson has been featured in every major guitar magazine and news publication from Guitar World to Rolling Stone and is credited as being a composer/performer for music heard on international and national television broadcasts such as NBC, TNN, UPN, for the WWF. He has conducted his successful “Master Class” Clinics and written guitar columns all over the world.
Paul has had the distinction of appearing as both guitarist and songwriter on Rock/Blues legend Johnny Winter’s Grammy-nominated Virgin/EMI release “I’m A Bluesman” as well as producer/performer on his releases “Roots” and the Grammy winning “Step Back” on Megaforce/Sony. He performed as a musical guest with Johnny Winter on the Late Night with David Letterman Show to promote the “Roots” Album and on Jimmy Kimmel on ABC TV to promote the Step Back CD and Johnny Winter’s “Down and Dirty Movie”, which he also appeared in and was the Executive Producer.
Nelson, who studied with Steve Vai in his Berklee days, jazz fusion great Steve Khan and Mike Stern has created a tour de force with his latest all-instrumental 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 all the while holding it together with a tasteful melodic sense which comes through on each cut”.
“What else can we say about Paul Nelson except – Chops Deluxe.” – Guitar World Magazine –
“An A-List guitar player who is undeniably one of the most technically dazzling players the world has ever known.” – Guitar One Magazine –
“He’s a soulful player who has chops to burn. The word ‘ferocious’ comes to mind, or ‘take no prisoners’ -“ – Vintage Guitar Magazine –
Recognized as one of music’s top guitarist/songwriter/producers Paul Nelson continues his musical journey recording and touring the world over.
Photograph of Paul Nelson by Bob Capazzo