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Nelsen Adelard Unplugged

by Nelsen Adelard

"Nelsen Adelard Unplugged" made it to #10 on the Living Blues Charts and features originals that have appeared on earlier albums.. As Nelsen puts it "This album gives you an inside look into a weekend's worth of playing and singing with some dear friends.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. Four Winds Blow
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2. Shake Rattle & Roll
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3. Gotta Boogie
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4. Back Door Man
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5. Woman By My Side
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6. Boogie Woogie Blue
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7. She Moves Me/ Standin Round Cryin
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8. Don't Stop Now
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9. No Good To Cry
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Album Notes
Born into a show business family, Nelsen was already a professional musician at 15. A true "Blues Journeyman" Nelsen earned his stripes playing tough, gritty joints and taverns of the East Coast Blues Circuit. He shared the stage with such greats as Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Matt "Guitar" Murphy and Johnny Winter. Inspired by these legends, Nelsen developed a melodic driving style on both guitar and harmonics. A world class blues vocalist, Nelsen's voice is truly an expressive instrument. Striking the right balance of torment, and tenderness so essential to this style.
Nelsen recorded his first solo album “Blues Got A Hold On Me” with J Bird Records in 1999. Strong local sales and southern air play got him a deal for his second album with then fledgling label Hot Rod Records. Recording the basic tracks in LA and flying to Austin to put the finishing touches on the record with some of Austin’s hottest session slingers. Jack Of All Trades was released to rave reviews in 2003.
His third album was a send up to the Louisiana style of Blues that has influenced Nelsen throughout his career. “Take Me Back” is a true showcase of Nelsen’s vocal ability as well as showing off his songwriting skills, and his proficiency on guitar, harp and piano.

His latest album is an unplugged version of his live shows. There's a few new songs, a few acoustic versions of his originals, and a few Blues Standards thrown in for good measure. The instruments are all acoustic, but the songs cook like a spicy gumbo.


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Jim Tillerman

Unplugged proves that Nelsen and the band CAN Play The Blues!
I have been a fan of Nelsen's since "Jack Of All Trades".
Unplugged is more than just an acoustic album.
Nelsen's voice comes through even stronger on this album.
( Not much instrumentation to clutter up the mix)
He mentions something in the liner notes about sitting around playing guitar with friends. That's the vibe you get on the first listen. It sounds like you're in the room with the band. There's also a nice surprise on the bonus track : "No Good To Cry". Recorded live at Toads Place in April of 05 shows a whole other side of Nelsen's vocal ability. This one is a gem.

Reggie Day

An Awesome CD! Do Yourself A Favor And Buy This One!
Nelsen is a multi-talented musician who's vocals can stand up to anyone. I'm telling you; this guy sounds far better than many of the big name, high dollar acts that are out there right now. This CD proves everything I've just stated and you definitely want to own a copy of Unplugged. When Nelsen becomes a household word, just remember... You heard it from me first, right here at CDBaby. :-)

lanier boatwright

good guitar, good variety
Well mastered CD with some great selections