Nolan Wilson

Nolan Wilson

 Smartt, Tennessee, USA
DuoAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Nolan Wilson is a Husband and Wife duo that brings fun and original music to audiences all over the United States. They intersperse dialog and humor ala Ricky & Lucy or Sonny & Cher with poignant original tunes crafted with thought and feeling, a show not to be missed.

Biography

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Donna does most of the lyrics for the Nolan Wilson duo and holds down the percussion and occasional bass lines and half of the vocals. She is a BMI Published songwriter and just a plain overall happy person who loves life and family and music IS her life. Though trained as a paralegal, Donna would much rather be spending her time on her passion, writing and performing music.

Greg hails from the prairies of the mid-west and is a road veteran from way back having toured from the east coast to the western United States and falling in love with the beauty that is this great country. Greg can play everything from Keyboards to drums and handles the guitar portion of the Nolan Wilson duo and the phenomenally heartfelt male vocals. You will be amazed at the vocal range he has and the ability to make you "feel" the song.

Together Donna and Greg make up the highly successful Nolan Wilson duo and share their special blend of country, folk and rock with their audiences their unique version of life through song.

2012 found the duo releasing their most powerful CD project to date drawing on the love and adversity that married life can bring. A major tour as well as another CD is planned for 2012.

Nolan Wilson proudly endorse Martin Guitars, LR Baggs Electronics, Dunlap Strings and Accessories, Rack Mount Concepts Cases and Shure Mics and In Ear Monitors.

Lyrics

Mona Lisa

Written By: Donna Nolan / Greg Wilson

They called her Mona Lisa, She lived down south in a shack.
Had two little baby girls, And a puppy dog out in the back.

She worked hard at the diner, Made believe life was all right,
But Mona Lisa never smiled. Oh, Mona Lisa

She took a night job, Waitin’ tables at a local bar.
Tried to forget him, But she still can feel the scars.

He left this last November, Said he needed to clear his mind,
But Mona Lisa never smiled.

Mona Lisa never smiles, Just hides behind those dark brown eyes,
A faded spark where there used to burn a rag - ing fire,
Mona Lisa never smiles. Oh, Mona Lisa

She shuts the door, And she turns the radio on.
Finds her pillow, And a sad old country song.

She hears that drifting cowboy, Sing “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”,
But Mona Lisa never smiled.
Her name was Mona Lisa......................

Lee Lee's Lullabye

Written By: Donna Nolan / Greg Wilson

You had a long day, learning and playing,
Seeing all the wonders in this world.
It’s getting late; the sun’s going down,
Flowers bow their head for night time slumber.

Listen to the music little one,
Let it take you to a place where dreams come true.
Listen to the music precious child,
Here’s your special lullaby from me to you.
Listen to the music sleepy head,
And before you know, the morning’s glow,
Will be shining through, your window.

Instrumental

Chorus

And before you know, the morning’s glow,
Will be shining through, your window.

On The Road

Written By: Donna Nolan / Greg Wilson

The sun goes down as the lights go up, - Shinin’ bright on this life I love.
Another stage in another town, - Giving my all for the party crowd.

One last Tequila and I’ll sing it so low, One more song before we have to go,
By the break of dawn we’ll be in Colorado, Just another night out on the road.

The lights go down as the sun comes up, - Daylight breaks on this life I love,
Seeing morning from a tour bus view, - Get to the show preforming’s what I do.

One last Tequila and I’ll sing it so low, One more song before we have to go,
By the break of dawn we’ll be in Colorado, Just another night out on the road.

Living my life out on the road, Watchin’ the miles just come and go,
Sometimes I sure miss the lights of home,
But the path I must follow is out on the road.
On the road, Out on the road. On the road.

Coming Like A Train

Written By: Greg Wilson

I feel trouble, Comin' like a train, - - - - Storms are brewin', It kinda feels like rain.
I can bet you, That things are gonna change - - - - I feel trouble, Comin' like a train.

Locomotive, She's pickin up some steam - - 'Bout to jump the tracks now, Baby you know what I mean.
We can't take back, All the sorrow and the pain - - - - And I feel trouble, Comin' like a train.

Comin' like a train, Rollin' down the track,
Ridin' like the wind, Never comin' back.

I feel trouble, Comin' like a train - - - - Tears are fallin', The night turns into day.
Once true lovers, We're down to callin' names - - - - Oh I feel trouble, Comin' like a train.

Someone tell me, How'd we jump the track - - - - Where's the station? Show me how we can get back.
I don't know how, How'd we ever let it change? - - - Change into trouble, Comin' like a train.

Comin' like a train, Rollin' down the track,
Ridin' like the wind, Never comin' back.

Comin' like a train, Rollin' down the track,
Ridin' like the wind, Never comin' back.

Discography

2012 - LOVE STORY - All Original Full Instrumentation
2008 - ALL ACCESS - CD with 16 Original Songs
2008 - BETWEEN CLASSIC ROCK AND A HARD PLACE 10 Original songs as Nolan Wilson and the band RANSOM
2000 - TAKE IT SLOW - CD with 10 Original Songs
1998 - FORGETTING TO REMEMBER - CD with 14 Original Songs
1998 - AN ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS - Christmas Standards
1996 - CHRISTMAS TO YOU - 4 Song Original EP

Each of these CDs is getting heavy airplay overseas and via the internet. Christmas To You won Christmas CD of the year in 1996 for the Online Country Talent Awards

Set List

Typically, Nolan Wilson does 1 or 2 - 45 minute sets with a 15 minute break between.

A larger or long set must be negotiated in advance. Sets consist of original music with cover material "on request" ranging from old country to newer pop / rock.

The originals that are main stays in the play rotation are:

Mona Lisa
On The Road
Take It Slow
Moonshine Valentine
Purple Heart
Coming Like A Train
Crazy Over You
Duty Called
Really I Do
Dallas
Crash
Johnny Rock and Rolls
Eternally Yours
Mr. Right Now
Sweet Baby
Hook, Line and Sinker
Oh Why

Some of the Covers we do are:

California Dreaming - Mamas and Papas
Daisy Jane - America
Danny's Song - Anne Murray
Desperado - Eagles
Dragging The Line - Tommy James
Hotel California - Eagles
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis
I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
Leather and Lace - Stevie Nicks
Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter, Paul and Mary
So Far Away - Carole King
Stay Awhile - The Bells
Summer Breeze - Se