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Paul Nelson (musician)

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Instruments  Guitar
Genres  Rock music, Blues
Role  Singer
Name  Paul Nelson

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Labels  Sony, Virgin, Metal Blade, Lion, Century Media, Mascot, Megaforce, Drive-Thru, Cleopatra Records
Associated acts  Johnny Winter, Liege Lord, Paul Nelson Band
Albums  Sounds of Christmas - Christmas Cello, Vortex, Fairest Lord Jesus, Look
Similar  Lou Champagne System, Johnny Winter, Liege Lord

Paul Nelson is a Grammy winning American guitarist, record producer, and songwriter. He was in the blues rock band of guitarist and singer Johnny Winter. He produced and played on several of Winter's albums, including Step Back, which won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album and debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart for Blues Albums and Independent Albums, and won the Blues Music Award for Best Rock Blues Album. Nelson was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame and received the Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) award from the Blues Foundation.



Paul Nelson is credited as being a composer/performer for music heard on international and national television broadcasts such as NBC, TNN, UPN, for the WWF. His solo guitar work can be heard on the Halifax song "Anthem for Tonight" from their album Inevitability of a Strange World featured on the XBox 360 game "Prey" which was voted one of the Top 10 Video Games of the Year by Time Magazine. The song also appears on the follow-up soundtrack CD which also features the music of Ozzy Ozbourne, BOC, Ted Nugent, Heart, Judas Priest and Edgar Winter. Paul Nelson also produced many albums including 12 albums for Johnny Winters successful Live Bootleg series, the live Through the 70's and the live through the 80's DVD's as well as his live from Rockpalast and live from Japan DVD's.

Nelson was taught by Steve Vai, Mike Stern, and Steve Khan. A protege of Johnny Winter, he has toured the world and performed live and/or on recordings alongside artists such as Eric Clapton, Leslie West, Larry Carlton, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Joe Perry, Robben Ford, Brian Setzer, Billy Gibbons, Dicky Betts, Susan Tedeschi, Mark Knopfler, Steve Vai, Joe Walsh, Slash, Pat Travers, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, Anders Osborne, Mike Zito, Joe Louis Walker, Samantha Fish, Popa Chubby, Ron Earl, Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Joe Bonamassa, Uptown Horns, Ben Harper, Hubert Sumlin, Harvey Brooks, Bill Evans, James Cotton, Magic Slim, Coco Montoya, Reese Wynans, Edgar Winter, Ray Davis, George Lynch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Anthony Jackson, 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 David Letterman on CBS and Jimmy Kimmel on ABC televised broadcasts.

Nelson signed with Sony Music Group in 2015 for his self-titled solo work.

Selected discography

  • Burn to My Touch – Liege Lord (1987)
  • Master Control – Liege Lord (1988)
  • The Best of Metal Blade Vol 3 (1988)
  • The Worldwide Mega-Book of Heavy Metal Bands (Rock & Roll Reference Series) (Book) (1993)
  • Wacken Open Air" (DVD) (2000)
  • Look – Paul Nelson (2001)
  • Warmth in the Wilderness: A Tribute to Jason Becker – various artists (2001)
  • Gigs from Hell: True Stories from Rock and Roll's Frontline (Book) (2003)
  • A Return to Fantasy: A Tribute to Uriah Heep – various artists (2003)
  • A-Z of Power Metal (Rockdetector) (Book/Cd) (2003)
  • Beyond Inspiration: A Tribute to Uli Jon Roth – various artists (2003)
  • I'm a Bluesman – Johnny Winter (2004)
  • The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal (Book) (2005)
  • Prey" - Xbox 360 (2006)
  • The Inevitability of a Strange World – Halifax (2006)
  • Warmth In the Wilderness Vol II: A Tribute to Jason Becker" (2007)
  • Raisin' Cain: The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter" (Book) (2010)
  • Live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise – Joe Louis Walker (2010)
  • Johnny Winter Plays The Blues (Book/Cd) (2011)
  • Roots – Johnny Winter (2011)
  • Live From Japan – Johnny Winter (2012) – DVD
  • True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story – Johnny Winter (2014)
  • Step Back – Johnny Winter (2014)
  • Live From Japan – Johnny Winter - CD (2015)
  • Everybody Wants a Piece – Joe Louis Walker (2015)
  • Songs

    Diagonal Blue
    Automated Man
    Be Still - My Soul / Going Home
    Still - Still - Still
    It Is Well With My Soul
    Jesu - Joy of Mans Desiring
    Softly and Tenderly
    Rise up - Shepherd and Follow
    See - Amid the Winter Snow
    Vortex 4
    Out of Nowhere
    Be Thou My Vision
    Vortex 2
    The First Noel
    Vortex 1
    Joy to the World
    Coventry Carol
    Dear Lord & Father
    Suo Gan
    Vortex 5
    Paganini Paraphrase
    Away in a Manger
    Mary Did You Know?
    Love Came Down at Christmas
    The Church's One Foundation
    Ave Maria
    Fairest Lord Jesus
    Angels We Have Heard on High
    Full Blast
    What a Friend We Have in Jesus


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