Paul Nelson


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Record Producer

Paul Nelson was playing guitar behind his friend and musical hero, Johnny Winter, when a friendship developed.  The two became musical partners, wrote songs and gigged together over the years.  When Johnny had difficulty getting sober, it was Paul who stepped up to help his friend during a difficult time.  In 2004, Johnny and Paul wrote and recorded the album I’m A Bluesman, which was nominated for a Grammy.  Paul later won that award for an album with Johnny called Step Back, released in 2014, just months after Johnny death. Along with his own recordings and working with many other artists, Paul continues to keep Johnny’s legacy going with the release of lost recordings and the recording of songs they wrote together.