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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 Knofler, Brian Setzer, Dr. John, Slash, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Los Lobos, Kim Wilson, Elvin Bishop, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, 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".


47th Grammys

"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.

Selected Credits

Leslie West / Jeff Watson / Slash / Warren Haynes / Sonny Landreth / Vince Gill / Los Lobos / Kim Wilson / Elvin Bishop / Kenny Wayne Sheperd / Reb Beach / Steve Morse / John Popper / Derek Trucks / Marty Friedman / Susan Tedeschi / Larry Carlton / Steve Vai / Joe Louis Walker / Hubert Sumlin / Jonathan Mover / Harvey Brooks / Bill Evans / James Cotton / Coco Montoya / Reese Wynans / James Cotton / Anthony Jackson / Dickey Betts / Jimmy Vivino / Ray Davis - Parliament Funkadelic RRHF / Rick Derringer / Edgar Winter / Junior Brown / "Uncle" John Turner / Ozzie Mendez (Ricky Martin) / Johnny Winter / Halifax / Tommy Stewart (Godsmack) / Bob Ezrin / Cliff Almond / Tommy Bose (Tower of Power) / Terry Date / Frankie Ford / The Crystals / Anthony Jackson / Rick Mullen (Comander Cody) / Melba Moore / Cissy Houston / Garry Weiss (South Side Johnny) / The Dubs / The Drifters RRHF / Tim Smith (Sheryl Crow) / Tom "Bones" Malone (David Letterman) / Bruce Kulick (Kiss) / James Montgomery / Bobby Lewis / Harlem Boys Choir / The Flamingos RRHF / The Harptones / The Marcels / Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon / Eddy Holman / Fernando Pereira / CMJ (Guest Speaker) / Jim Beard, NAMM (Guest Artist) / Seb Marino (Overkill) / The Marvelettes / George Lynch (Dokken) / Dave Lavender (Funk Filharmonik) / Kenny Aaronsen (Billy Idol) / Al Chez (Robert Cray) / Michael Lauren (Papa Chubby) / The Temptations RRHF / Joey D. & The Starlighters / Jim Wackerman (Gary US Bonds) / The Tokens / LaBamba (Conan O'Brian) / Adventures of Zak / Liege Lord / Eric Kalb (Deep Banana Blackout) / The Shirelles RRHF / David Backer (Chuck Berry) / Chris Risola (Steel Heart) / Alan Gorie (Average White Band) / Vivian Cambell (DIO) / Dave Anderson (Michael McDonald) / Rui Veloso / Gene Chandler / Uncle Carl (Ruth Gersan) / Freda Payne / Katrina Chester / The B-Stools (Def Jam) / Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) / The Coasters RRHF / Ivan Bodley (Corey Glover) / Scott Krietzer (Spyro Gyra) / Uncle Floyd / Danny & The Juniors / Jon Paris / The Elegants / The Chiffons / Billy J. Kramer / Susan Lucci / Bill Evans / Dave Livolsi (John Scofield) / PV / Joe Comeau (Annihilator) / Chuck Loeb / Clyde Jones (Larry Corryell) / Gus Vali (United Artists) / Joe Maguinte (Psychedelic Furs) / The Platters RRHF / The Limelites / The Orioles RRHF / Mad Mike (Mick Taylor) / Tim Regousis (Johnathan Butler) / WWF (XFL) / The Teenagers / Woody Allen's movie "Scenes from the Mall"