As an Americana singer songwriter I perform a variety of original, storyteller songs mixed with covers. I travel with sound equipment and I am willing to travel up to 500 miles from Manhattan, KS. I am also the lead singer in the band Drunken Roots.
Price Range: $600 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
What I expect of myself and what you should expect at one of my shows, is a professional experience. A concert experience full of emotion, stories and interaction with the audience. I want the listeners to be moved and I want to hear about it. I supply lights and sound equipment to fit most venues.
Brian is an aspiring songwriter who values the story telling. Brian grew up in a mining town in northern Minnesota. Growing up he watched people struggle through layoffs and mine shut downs. He saw how people succeeded and failed when the chips weren’t in their favor. He left home not long after high school graduation and joined the Army. Traveling all over the country and different parts of the world he has brought his observations and shaped them into 3-4 minutes stories.
"Brian is a singer-songwriter to watch for, and most importantly, listen to. His songs are full of heart, truth and sorrow -- tender, sweet, and edgy all in one. He roots to the country tradition but still rises all on his own. Great voice, great songs -- mighty well done" - Melvin Litton, singer-songwriter, Lawrence, KS (reviewing Brian’s CD Slow Burn)
"Brian has a wonderful talent of taking true to life experiences that we've all dealt with and envelopes it with rhythm and melody. You know the kind of song that makes you say to yourself… "OMG…he just sang my life". Quoted a Black Diamond PR Representative.
To Brian the ultimate payoff is the way people react to a song.
"I've always looked at it this way, if the song is good enough people will help push it. If it isn't, I need to write a better song.” -Brian Nelson
Brian doesn’t look at trends, he just tries to write a better song each time he sits down with his guitar.
Past Booked Events
|August 12, 2017 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
In Her Eyes
This Ain't No Love Song
Blowing with the Dust
Why Can’t I Get Over You
End of the Line
Nightmare/Never Know the Truth
Made to Last
Influences & Inspiration
Most of my influences are songwriters who evoke emotion with their songwriting. Some of that come to mind are: Walt Wilkins, Brandon Jenkins, Chris Knight, John Baumann, Drew Kennedy, and Radney Foster to name a few.
A 120 outlet within 20 feet of the stage or performance area.