Live Music: Earl Nelson and The Company
March 4, 2023
Colorado based country-blues musician, Earl Nelson, is reinvigorating the field of modern americana music. Influenced by everything from early century delta blues & bluegrass to early 1970's country funk. Writing about the average American life, the music and lyrics behave without genre boundaries.
Born and raised in Eastern Kansas, Earl picked up the guitar through an obsession with the likes of Skip James, Son House, & Charley Patton. After years of playing desert blues in Austin, TX, Earl has found a home in Colorado with a group of great musicians that move freely through genres to make for a unique lively rolling sound. Earl Nelson & the Company have emerged to create a funky blend of Mississippi delta blues, Mo-town soul, and bluegrass country. The band infuses blues banjo, jazz keys, funky basslines, and heavy percussion to back Earl's gritty vocals and slide guitar. With a large helping of gospel blues riffs and New Orleans piano solos, their live sound turns any stage into old-fashioned juke joint.