Band: Johnny Winter
Paul Nelson began his recording career with the ground breaking group Liege Lord gaining national attention as their lead guitarist and song writer on "Burn to my Touch" and "Master Control on Metal Blade records. A hired gun with countless worldwide touring acts Nelson is credited as composer and performer for the music heard on international and national television broadcasts such as NBC, TNN, UPN, for the WWF. Nelson, who studied with Steve Vai and both jazz fusion greats Steve Khan and Mike Stern, released his first highly acclaimed all instrumental rock/fusion solo release, "Look" in early 2000. He then went on to appear on Warmth in the Wilderness - a Tribute to Jason Becker - 2001 Lion Records, Beyond Inspiration: Tribute to Uli Jon Roth - 2003 Lion Records,guitarist and songwriter on Rock/Blues legend Johnny Winter's Grammy-nominated "I'm A Bluesman" Virgin/EMI 2004, Halifax's "Anthem for Tonight" Inevitability of a Strange World - Drive Thru Records featured on XBox 360's "Prey" voted Top 10 Video Game of the Year by Time Magazine - 2006, Tribute to Uriah Heep (a return to Fantasy) - Century Media 2008, Johnny Winter "Live from Japan" DVD, MVD - 2010 and Blues Conspiracy - Stony Plain records 2012. A permanent member of Johnny Winter's worldwide touring band Nelson would go on to perform on and produce Winter's next two releases "Roots"2011 and "Step Back" 2013 - Megaforce/Sony performing with Winter on CBS's "Late Night with David Letterman" show in 2012.
He has performed live and or on recordings along side a list of today's top artists such as Johnny Winter, Leslie West, Joe Perry, Robben Ford, Brian Setzer, Mark Knophler, Slash, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Los Lobos, Kim Wilson, Elvin Bishop, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, Reb Beach, Steve Morse, John Popper, Derek Trucks, Marty Friedman, Susan Tedeschi, Larry Carlton, Steve Vai, Joe Louis Walker, John Medeski, Hubert Sumlin, Jonathan Mover, Rick Derringer, Harvey Brooks, Bill Evans, James Cotton, Mark Knopfler, Brian Setzer, Dr. "Mac" John. Magic Slim, Coco Montoya, Reese Wynans, Edgar Winter, Ray Davis, George Lynch, James Cotton, Anthony Jackson, Dickey Betts, Junior Brown, Jimmy Vivino and La Bamba of Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Paul Schaefer's CBS Orchestra and the Blues Brother Horns.
Master Class Lessons
Nelson, who studied with Steve Vai in his Berklee days, and jazz fusion greats 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". Recognized as one of music's top guitarist/songwriter/producers Paul Nelson continues his musical journey recording and touring the world over."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 -