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 He has remained true to his musical vision and integrity without becoming outdated or archaic in the process.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.
Stream audio, read a recap and check out the setlists from Phish’s Camp Oswego festival, which came to a close on this date in 1999.
John Popper with Twidde and Cory Wong with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are among the collaborative sets that have been added to the 2019 LOCKN’ lineup.
Greensky Bluegrass recruited members of the Jon Stickley Trio for “Casual Wednesday” shenanigans at The NorVa in Norfolk.
Phish unveiled pro-shot video of the 38-minute “Ruby Waves” from Sunday night at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Nationals Park will host a Grateful Dead Night in August when the Washington Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds.