Paul Nelson began his recording career with the ground breaking group Liege Lord gaining him national attention as their lead guitarist extraordinaire on Metal Blade records. A hired gun with countless worldwide touring acts and a current official endorsement artist for DiMarzio pickups, Fender and Taylor guitars and Ernie Ball strings. He has performed live and or on recordings along side a list of today's top artists such as Johnny Winter, Jeff Watson, Slash, Warren Haynes, Reb Beach, Steve Morse, Marty Friedman, Larry Carlton, Steve Vai, Tony Beard, Jonathan Mover, Rick Derringer, Harvey Brooks, Bill Evans, James Cotton, Coco Montoya , Reese Wynans, Edgar Winter, Ray Davis, George Lynch, Anthony Jackson, Dickey Betts, Junior Brown, The Temptations and members of the Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Paul Schaefer's Late Night with David Letterman bands to name a few. Nelson is credited as being a composer/performer for music heard on international and national television broadcasts such as NBC, TNN, UPN, for the WWF.
Paul's solo guitar work can be heard on the Halifax song "Anthem for Tonight" from their album Inevitability of a Strange World featured on the XBox 360 game "Prey" which was voted one of the Top 10 Video Games of the Year by Time Magazine. The song also appears on the follow-up soundtrack CD which also features the music of Ozzy Ozbourne, BOC, Ted Nugent, Heart, Judas Priest and Edgar Winter.
Recently, Paul has had the distinction of appearing as both guitarist and songwriter on Rock/Blues legend Johnny Winter's latest Grammy-nominated Virgin/EMI release I'm A Bluesman.
He has also appeared as guest guitarist with the group Halifax on their CD entitled Inevitability of a Strange World on Drive Thru Records breaking onto Billboard's Top 200 and reaching 1 on their Heat Seekers chart .
Nelson, who studied with Steve Vai in his Berklee days, and jazz fusion great Steve Khan, has created a tour de force with his latest all-instrumental rock/fusion solo release, entitled LOOK - "A very diverse package that takes the listener on a sophisticated journey through the musical mind of Paul Nelson. His latest CD exudes boundless energy, and displays ferocious solo sections at the same time showing us his control over an emotional side of playing all the while holding it together with a tasteful melodic sense which comes through on each cut".
"What else can we say about Paul Nelson except… Chops Deluxe."
- Guitar World Magazine -
"An A-List guitar player who is undeniably one of the most technically dazzling players the world has ever known."
- Guitar One Magazine -
"He's a soulful player who has chops to burn. The word 'ferocious' comes to mind, or 'take no prisoners'..."
- Vintage Guitar Magazine -
Recognized as one of music's top guitarist/songwriter/producers Paul Nelson continues his musical journey recording and touring the world over.