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Nelson Strange was born at Nellis air force base Area 51 Indian Springs, Nevada.

A 2nd generation Georgian from Tiblisi Georgia who's grandparents came to America

in 1915 as a trick horse riders in the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show with Ringling Bro's Circus.

  Nelson was raised up on Chicago’s Southwest side where his studies began in music.

Piano was first order of business. Nelson who was only interested in learning Ragtime music at that time was fortunate enough to have a great teacher Dennis Musial. Dennis, who possessed enormous patience forced the basics on Nelson with a focus on sight reading and classical music.

   Abandoning piano at age 14 Nelson dove deep into  Blues music. Listening to late night radio classics like Big Bill Collins on WNIB "Sittin in the basement on his beat up old orange crate".  

Nelson soaked up the blues as a teenager. Sitting at the feet of  greats like John Lee Hooker,

Buddy Guy, Lefty Dizz, Magic Sam, Dion Payton, Michael Colman, The Chief Eddy Clearwater.

 Nelson spent many late nights as a teenager gaining entrance to clubs  like the  Checker Board lounge, Kingston Mines, BLUES,  BLUES etc, Rosa's, Little Howling wolfs, Uncle Remus's

and the west side scene. 

  Nelson has been lucky enough to have shared the stage  with Valerie Wellington, Buddy Guy,

Phil Guy, Bo Diddly, Pete Galanis, Warren (Jimmy) Flannigan, the whole crew at Buddy Guys and Kingston mines and many other Chicago blues legends.

Recently,  in the recording studio with Chicago blues masters Guy King and

legendary Kenny (Beedy Eyes) Smith

Then in 2018 Nelson was able to sit in on a session with one of the all time greats Johnny Winter. 

  Over the years  Nelson has developed into a song writer and composer as well as becoming something of a recording engineer.

Producing commercials for various HBO specials,  liquor industry advertising, voice overs, demos and album projects. Working with international clients and eventually this leading to his own CD release in 2018.

Master engineer Blaise Barton, Brian Leach, Cameron Blietz have all been instrumental helping  Nelson realize his musical vision.  Together they created  a Chicago all-star line up on this solo release, “Repercussions”. 

created with help from  Matt Walker, Brian Leach, Richard Trevino, Alan Berliant, John Pirruccello,

Alan Lake, Keith Robbins, Jesse Hozney.

The music is in the boy and gots to come out.

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