In 2017, Andy Nelson began playing around the local venues in his native Central West NSW region. It didn’t take long before the troubadour decided he would enter the realm of song writing – with no intent to ever return.
In just a few months Andy wrote and recorded his debut E.P, enveloping songs about family, love and loss with his rustic Americana style. Quickly taking it to the people he has supported the Small Halls Festival Tour and played at several festivals such at the National Folk Festival, The End Festival, Inland Sea of Sounds and was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Bluesfest busking completion.
In 2019, Andy spent 10 days in a secluded farm house in the Kangaroo Valley, with award winning producer and drummer from the band 19-Twenty, Syd Green. There they recorded his debut album ‘Man on the Mountain’.
The song themes once again reveal there are some deep thoughts, whether it’s dealing with greed or simply pursuing what you love vs accepting the status quo.
Andy’s band features the gorgeous stings of Amy Viola and Pandora Holliday with Jon Wilby on bass.
‘On his debut EP we heard a glimpse of Andy Nelson’s talent. With Man on the Mountain he delivers a 24 karat slice of Americana bliss.’ – 100 Mile Groove.