Nelson Strange was born AT Area 51: Indian Springs, Nevada. The family moved to Chicago’s Southwest side where Nelson began studying piano. Born with a A natural love for classical and ragtime music. Nelson explored composers such as Bach, Beethoven and Scott Joplin. Switching from piano to guitar in the early eighties. Nelson dove deep into Blues music. Listening to old recording on late night radio WBEZ. Soaking in the history of Chicago, attending performances by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Left Dizz, Dion Payton, Michael Colman, The Chief Eddy Clearwater at Chicago's most famous venues.
Nelson sat at the feet of Blues masters learning his craft. Chicago being home to great music festivals where Nelson learned from the likes of
Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Nelson has shared the stage with Valerie Wellington, Bo Diddly, Pete Gallanis. Worked in the recording studio with legendary Chicago blues masters like Guy King, Kenny (Beedy Eyes) Smith and many others.
Even sitting in on a session with the legendary Johnny Winter.
His home recording studio has evolved over the years, and as a result Nelson has become something of a recording engineer. Producing commercials, demos, and album projects for clients eventually this led to his own CD release in 2017.
Friends and professionals, master engineer Blaise Barton, Brian Leach, Cameron Blietz have all been instrumental in Nelson realizing his music.
They created an all-star line up on the 2017 solo release, “Repercussions”.
Check it out and enjoy.