Jack Neilson
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Jack Neilson

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The best kept secret in music


"Some praise..."

"Jack Neilson's album is a rich exploration of harmonic sounds, both vocal and instrumental. With a deep, sincere voice and a clutch of instruments not often seen in pop mucsic, Neilson creates such resonant combinations fo strings, drums, and voices that his music could almost be described as folk ambient. Pedal steel,cello, and bass interweave with drums,oboe, and piano in beautifully intricate textures; you feellike you could reach out and stroke this music like a silk couch. The near-tangebility and depth of Neilson's arrangements, backing his soothing baritone, are a synthetic pleasure." - SING OUT Magazine


"With the upbeat wit, clear pointed voice, and sincere songwriting of David Wilcox, the warmth and versatility of Eric Clapton, the energy, drive accessability, and conviction of Marc Cohn, and the weaving melodic genius of james Taylor, this folk artist not only klnows how to push a multitude of buttons, but how to push them all at once. Simoultaneously touching, charamatic, driving and electrifying, his songs both surround and yet penetrate under the skin for a total mind-body-soul experience." - CD Baby


"sometimes you stumble on an album with a sound that resonates inside you. It eases your heart and mind and is somehow better each time you listen to it. One of these few and far between finds is New Orleans singer/songwriter and guitarist Jack Neilson's "Heere I Go Again"....On this masterfully produced album, Neilson seamlessly blends elements of folk, pop rock, and blues into his collection of beautiful and melodic songs. Neilson's soothing voice is pure and soulful, his singing style a mix reminiscent of the best of folksingers John Gorka and James Taylor. Some nice distinctions in Neilson's music are his complicated finger picking, which he plays as smoothe as silk, and his rythmic guitar style...The sentiments in Neilson's songs perfectly match the music. His lyrics speak to friendship,desire and love, but there's a wonderful blend of everything from airy to haunting to downright humorous...Not only does Jack Neilson have fine tuned chops as a singer/songwriter and guitarist, but he is a true commodity to the community, creating something original and exceptional in the New Orleans music scene."
- Where Y'AT magazine


"jack Neilson has a warm, Cocker-esque voice, and nice line in well-written, gentle acoustic ballads and blues. He's an interesting, mellow, and soulful player-I feel I could listen to him over a long afternoon. Notable and probably more passsionate live." - Americana UK Magazine


Debut CD,"Here I Go Again," released in 2003- streaming available on my website and CDbaby.com. Received airplay from tour with Arlo Guthrie and Friends all around the country and Canada. Radio play mostly in southern region and local New Orleans stations and Florida regions.Also streamed on FreshBlend Radio and other internet radio....


Feeling a bit camera shy


In December of 2006,I was lucky enough to be a part of a Katrina fund-raising tour which was started by Arlo Guthrie and Family. Riding the "City of New Orleans" train from Chicago to New Orleans, I opened all the shows for the likes of Arlo and his band featuring Gordon Titcomb,son Abe Guthrie and his dynamite band Exavier,including Timmie and KaliBabba=Also in the list of performers were,The Burns Sisters, John Flynn,Guy Davis, Cyrille Neville, Ramblin Jack Elliot, Willie Nelson, Arlo's and Willie's daughters,Ramsay Midwood, and others along the way ridin the Train Bound for Glory....

In February 2006, at the Folk Alliance in Austin, most of the tour performers were re-united to play the show again.
For me, it was like walkin in a dream.

As a solo performer,my covers tend to be John Gorka, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman and I love Carla Banoff--My sets have never been accused of being too upbeat..Maybe thats why I prefer playing listening rooms, rather than Bourbon Street.....I'd rather play or hear an entire set of ballads than anything else, if it were up to me... forever..
My new favorite cover is by Antje Duvekot.