Here are some of the artists we are helping "Look for America"

A full integrated conventional and digital media promotion service for the independently minded musician.

Become a Patron!

The European House Concert  Hub

The place for concert hosts, guests and artists to network

Drew Nelson
  • Male
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Drew Nelson's Friends

  • John Davy
  • COUSTI
  • Adam Klein
  • I See Hawks In L.A.
  • Crazy Crow House Concerts
  • Michele von Kaenel
  • Martin Giles
  • Po'Girl
  • Phil Lee
  • Kim McLean
  • Cap'n Geoff
  • Tim O'Connor
  • Vanessa Peters
  • Lou Brown
  • The Oldtime Stringband

Music

Loading…

RSS

Loading… Loading feed

 

Drew Nelson's Page

Profile Information

What is your name (and name of your House Concert if host)?
Drew Nelson
Web Address
http://www.drewnelson.net
Are you an artist host and/or concert goer?
Artist
If host are you an open house concert? ie Can non members apply?
Yes
About Me
Drew Neslons' latest album, "Dusty Road to Beulah Land" (pronounced (be-u-la) marks a notable growth in his standing as a songwriter and musician. Each song brings another side of Drew to the forefront, expanding beyond his folk-singer roots to embrace wider genres.

In the follow up to Nelsons' acclaimed independent release "Immigrant Son" he proves he is not only a great songwriter but a great story teller. Legendary songwriter John Gorka said "Dew's songs sound like the rest of us feel. His characters are anything but defeated. They are dazed, angry, amazed and climbing". Singer/Songwriter Meg Hutchinson commented "It's not often that someone can so aptly give voice to other people's lives and make us believe every word". That is exactly what Drew Nelson has done. Within this collection of songs we find the displaced Detroit auto worker (Stranger), the love lost and wandering (Highway 2), The farmer watching his beloved landscape disappear before his eyes (Farmer's Lament), the dazed blue collar worker shaking his head at bailouts and greed, and the deep respect and insight of Native American life and culture (Grandmother Moon)(Raindance). Drew puts his feelings, and ours, into words that capture the spirit and soul of the world around us all with a common thread: Hope.

"Dusty Road to Beulah Land" was produced by longtime friend and producer Michael Crittenden in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Mastered by the Legendary Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova studios in Austin, Texas. Jerry received the tracks a few days before he and Drew got together, and decided to listen to them to see what he was getting into. When Drew arrived, Tubb told him "I've worked on a lot of music. Sometimes you get a salvage project but today we're making a record."

"Drew Nelson's songs move like the river under the ice. He writes like a man who has learned to make use f his setbacks, to become a voice of community and renewal," says Andrew Calhoun of Waterbug Records.

Drew grew up in Michigan, but escaped the narrow confines of his small-town, Midwestern upbringing by joining the Navy and traveling the world. The experience let him see first-hand what was really happening outside America, and gave him fresh eyes to appreciate what was happening at home. These experiences provided insight and understanding that needed to find an outlet, so Drew used his music to share his discoveries with others.


"Early on every writer has to decide whether to try to get at the truth or just blather. As you encounter the characters on this record, it becomes clear that Drew Nelson has dedicated and re-dedicated himself to getting at real human stories. Some of these characters are him, and some are people he knows, and all their stories let us know that Drew is standing in the Midwestern cold, seeing and telling as clearly as he can."

-Peter Mulvey
Signature Sounds Recording Artist

Drew Nelson's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Drew Nelson's Blog

New Interview Minnesota Public Radio Heartland

New Interview from Minnesota Public Radio.

Drew Nelson on Radio Heartland

Singer songwriter Drew Nelson performs on Radio Heartland

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/16/drew_nelson/

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 17:17

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of The European House Concert Hub to add comments!

Join The European House Concert Hub

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Badge

Loading…

Would like to contribute to FSR and the House Concert Hub? Please help keep the wheels on the hub, this site is run on House Concert Principles and relies on your donation. Thank You for keeping this in mind

 Twitter



Youtube



https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/medicinemusic/playlist/6tI6eMaE5D7b5QZ0eCjmLb

Face Book

Find us here

Please help me keep the wheels on The Medicine Show, and keep the hub rolling HERE!

Twitter



 Youtube




Face Book

medicine show rolling news

Help us get a touring base RV in the states to help European Artist members tour there more conveniently

www.gofundme.com/mericanmoosemobile

Latest Activity

Van Botti shared a profile on Facebook
11 minutes ago
Van Botti is now friends with rob ellen and Chel
12 minutes ago
rob ellen updated their profile
1 hour ago
The Medicine Show - Rob Ellen updated their profile
1 hour ago
Profile IconMesmi, Missi and John Baker and Thea Classen joined The European House Concert Hub
yesterday
Gill halliday left a comment for Florian S.
"Hi Florian, As I mentioned, my duo are a full time touring singer song writer collaboration from Scotland  and are looking to fill some dates in August 2018. We have quite a different sound and a unique approach to music.  If you think you…"
yesterday
CaroMia Tiller updated their profile
Monday
CaroMia Tiller posted photos
Monday
CaroMia Tiller is now a member of The European House Concert Hub
Monday
Gill halliday left a comment for bruce macgregor
"Hi Bruce, the wee friends request box isn't very big so thought I'd send you a proper message. We are a touring duo playing across Britain and Europe mainly in village halls and small theatres but are looking to do some house concerts in…"
May 18
Gill halliday left a comment for Jann Hodges
"Hi Jann, the friends request message isn't very big so thought I'd send you a proper message. We are a touring duo working across Britain and Europe. We play mostly, village halls and small theatres as well as some specific music venues…"
May 18
Gill halliday left a comment for andy mcintosh
"Hi Andy, the friends request message isn't very big so thought I'd send you a proper message. We are a touring duo working across Britain and Europe. We play mostly, village halls and small theatres as well as some specific music venues…"
May 18
Gill halliday left a comment for Blair
"Hi Blair, the friends request message isn't very big so thought I'd send you a proper message. We are a touring duo working across Britain and Europe. We play mostly, village halls and small theatres as well as some specific music venues…"
May 18
Jill Manning commented on Heidi Burson's blog post Nashville Soul/R&B Artist looking for house concerts!
"Hi Heidi I am on the Isle of Man ( an island between Western Coast of England and Northern Ireland). If you fancy a simple house concert you would be most welcome.  I can offer accommodation, food and people ( about 30). We are independent from…"
May 17
The Blooming is now a member of The European House Concert Hub
May 17
A blog post by Heidi Burson was featured

Nashville Soul/R&B Artist looking for house concerts!

Greetings!  Brand new to the site and definitely happy to be here ;)I'm an American singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN headed back to the UK and Europe this summer on tour and still have some availability for more shows!  I would love to do house concerts because they are the best way to truly connect with people on an intimate level through music.  Looking specifically for dates and locations listed below:1st - 7th July:  United Kingdom or Austria and surrounding countries8th - 21st July: …See More
May 17

© 2018   Created by rob ellen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service