"Drew Nelson is one of my favorite new artists.
His songs sound like the rest of us feel....dazed,
angry, amazed and climbing." -John Gorka
We are excited to welcome, Michigan-born, storytelling songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Drew Nelson to K Street Concerts. Mixing the roots-rock sounds of Bruce Springsteen with the storytelling sensibility of Nanci Griffith, Drew writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles.
Drew has toured across North America and Europe, performing solo and opening for popular rock artists like Melissa Etheridge and Edwin McCain as well as esteemed folk singers like Josh White Jr. and John Gorka.
Drew garnered much attention in 2009, when he released Dusty Road to Beulah Land (Waterbug Records), and it topped the folk radio charts. It also caught the attention of the Grammy-winning indie label Red House Records, which just signed him.
“I love that Drew can rock out as well as write sensitive ballads,” Red House president Eric Peltoniemi says. “I admire his down-to-earth songwriting which portrays our world and ordinary people with such deep feeling and unflinching clarity. He has worked hard in life and hasn’t been afraid to get his hands dirty. He has 100% credibility in the subject matter he writes about, and I’m excited to get the chance to work with him.”
Red House has just released Drew's new CD, Tilt-A-Whirl. He can also be heard on the new album Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era, along with Jon Dee Graham, Slaid Cleaves, James McMurtry and new label-mate Eliza Gilkyson.
In support of his new album, Drew Nelson will be showcasing at the 2012 International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, main stage at the Kerrville Folk Festival and will be touring across North America and Europe.