Drew Nelson with special guest Chris Buhalis
Every generation has its poets; the writers, musicians, and lyricists who capture the spirit and longings of their time. Those who give expression to our own personal memories and dreams as though they know us. They tell our stories, giving us the words we need to celebrate or let go. That is the soil in which singer/songwriter Drew Nelson has been toiling. Legendary songwriter John Gorka said "Drew's songs sound like the rest of us feel. His characters are anything but defeated. They are dazed, angry, amazed and climbing."
Drew Nelson's latest album, Dusty Road to Beulah Land marks a notable growth in his standing as a songwriter and musician. Each song brings another side of Drew to the forefront, expanding beyond his folk-singer roots to embrace wider genres. In the follow up to Nelson's acclaimed independent release Immigrant Son, he proves he is not only a great songwriter but as a great storyteller. Singer/songwriter Meg Hutchinson says "it's not often that someone can so aptly give voice to other people's lives and make us believe every word." Nelson's stories are about the people we know, people we wish we knew, and who we are.
Drew grew up in Michigan, but escaped the narrow confines of his small-town, Midwestern upbringing by joining the Navy and traveling the world. He was able to see first-hand what was really happening in the world, and come home with fresh eyes to appreciate the realities of life in America. These experiences provided insight and understanding that have found an outlet in songs filled with discovery, revelation, and hope.
Opening for Drew will be Chris Buhalis. Chris will bring his well traveled brand of Americana roots music and original songs which paint an audio picture of the trials and struggles of the working man in everyday life. If Chris's songs sound like they would travel well in the dusty union halls, smoky honky-tonks, busy diners, and noisy factories of Americas working man, they do, and they have. These songs are as genuine and original as any penned by Hank Sr., Townes Van Zandt or John Prine. Chis is no fence sitter, his songs let you know where he stands, and in that way he is just like the people his songs chronicle.
Comfy Couch Concerts/ Newport Furnishings
52504 Grand River Ave.
Wixom, MI 48393
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