Nelson Strange was born in Area 51 Indian Springs, Nevada. Son of air force mechanic Neil Murphy. Nelson a 1st generation Georgian who's grandmother came to America as a Cossak horse rider in the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Nelson was raised on Chicago’s Southwest side where his studies began in music, fist with piano. Born with a natural love for classical and ragtime music. Nelson explored composers such as Bach, Beethoven,the classics and his favorite Scott Joplin. When is came to guitar driven music Nelson dove deep into Blues music. Listening to late night radio classics like Big Bill Collins on WNIB "sittin on his beat up of orange crate".
Soaking up the history of Chicago blues, Nelson 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 CheckerBoard lounge, Kingston Mines, BLUES.
Nelson has shared the stage with Valerie Wellington, Bo Diddly, Pete Galanis. 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 in 2018 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.
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”.
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