Latest David Nelson Articles
Melvin Seals, David Nelson and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz are among those slated to play Music Heals International’s 6th annual benefit concert later this month.
Watch Bob Weir perform at last night’s all-star Music Heals International 5th Anniversary benefit concert at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California.
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir will fill-in for David Nelson who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
Read a note penned by legendary guitarist David Nelson about his recent cancer diagnosis.
Stream or download a crispy recording of Bill Kreutzmann’s TryptoBand’s recent debut.
Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann will be joined by a slew of Bay Area all-stars for a performance next week.
About David Nelson
David Nelson has managed the seemingly impossible. He has remained true to his musical vision and integrity without becoming outdated or archaic in the process. Nelson, an important figure in the musical vanguard of the influential Haight-Ashbury music scene, spawned the Grateful Dead. His ties to Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter extend beyond that with The Wildwood Boys, a bluegrass band they formed together in 1962 in Palo Alto, CA. After the Dead got together, Nelson played guitar on three pivotal albums, Aoxomoxoa, Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty. Around the same time, Garcia bought a pedal steel guitar, which he enjoyed playing with John Dawson, a friend from the Palo Alto days. They formed the New Riders of the Purple Sage with Nelson and the Dead’s Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh. Nelson who sang one of New Rider’s biggest hits, a cover of bluegrass great Peter Rowan’s “Panama Red,” stayed with the group for 13 years, but left in 1982 and starting writing songs with longtime pal Robert Hunter, among others. Along the way, he was a member of the Good Ol’ Boys, featuring bluegrass legends Don Reno, Chubby Wise and Frank Wakefield. He also played in the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and is featured on their 1988 album, “Almost Acoustic.” Then in 1994, Nelson formed the David Nelson Band where he showcased his plethora of songs. In six years, DNB released four CDs. Three are live efforts: 1995’s Limited Edition, 1997’s Keeper of the Key, and 1999’s High Adventure in Japan, which is also a concert video. In 1999 Nelson released the band’s studio debut, Visions Under the Moon which was recorded in Portland, OR’s Aladdin Theater. Things have come full circle with Nelson at the helm of The New Riders.
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit debuted a cover of Bruce Springsteen & Patti Smith’s “Because The Night” to end the fifth show of their seven-show residency at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt confirmed details of their first ever duo tour.
Steely Dan’s Beacon Theatre residency finale featured a guest appearance from Jenny Lewis and a pair of 2019 debuts.
The Eagles added a batch of dates to their ‘Hotel California’ 2020 tour in which they will perform the iconic 1977 album with an orchestra and choir at each stop followed by a set of greatest hits.
The Greyboy Allstars confirmed four February 2020 concerts.