Being blues-rock icon Johnny Winter‘s hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the accolades held by Grammy-winning 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...and the list goes on.
With appearances on late night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, Nelson is a Blues Hall of Fame artist that 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. Nelson received a Grammy Award for his work performing on and producing Winter's "Step Back" release on Megaforce Records/Sony Music, winning Blues Album of the Year, highlighting his already long list of Grammy nominations. On top of that, Nelson won the Blues Music Award for Best Blues/Rock Album, and reached #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and stayed at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation's Keeping The Blues Alive Award.
"He's a great guitar player, brother Paul." - Buddy Guy
"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