Ross Neilson

Maritime transplant, Ross Neilsen, has earned his moniker of “Canada’s Hardest Working Roots Artist”. In the past decade, Neilsen has released Nine recordings, performed over 1500 concerts, driven nearly a million kilometers and has toured Canada 18 times. Proving hard work pays off, Neilsen has been honoured with a nomination for Best Acoustic Artist at The Maple Blues Awards in 2016, two Rising Star nominations from CBC, back to back Blues Album of the Year nominations from the East Coast Music Association, a win for Best Blues Recording at the 2010 MusicNB awards, a semi finalist in the solo/duo category at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in 2012 and in 2013 Ross garnered Five nominations from Music New Brunswick including: Album of the year, best group and best rock recording for RESURRECTION as well as Best male solo Recording for THE SHACK UP SESSIONS and a win for best blues recording for THE SHACK UP SESSIONS.

In 2007, Ross Neilsen had an epiphany. He quite his job, left his relationship, moved out of his house and into his car. Neilsen spent the next two years couch surfing and began the never ending tour schedule that he would become known for throughout Canada. The road honed his craft into a well oiled machine of stories and song. Music has taken Ross throughout Canada, Mexico, The Olympics, The Pan Am Games, The Hill Country region of Mississippi, The Swampy rivers of Louisiana and even to Macon, Georgia where he was privileged to play the holy grail of blues, rock and soul. Duane Allman’s 1957 Les Paul Gold Top.

2015 found Neilsen in clubs, homes and festivals throughout Canada. Then, last fall, Neilsen will left the road for the first time in eight years. A decade of touring had led to burnout. Neilsen used the break to write new material. In early 2016 Neilsen returned to the studio to cut his sixth studio album with Juno winning team of, Producer Steve Marriner and ace engineer, Ken Friesen. The new record is slated for a Summer 2016 release.

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