Nolan Wilson Project

Nolan Wilson Project

 Morristown, Tennessee, USA
BandFolkSinger/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 Project 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 Project 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 Project and share their special blend of country, folk and rock with their audiences their unique version of life through song.

2010 finds the duo recording their most powerful CD project to date drawing on the love and adversity that married life can bring. It is due for release mid-spring 2011.

Lyrics

PURPLE HEART

Written By: Greg Wilson - Inside The Song Publishing , BMI

PURPLE HEART
(Greg Wilson)

An old gray black man, lives out on Thunder Road
Town folk call him crazy, but those people just don’t know.
How he lost his right eye, why they never hear him speak,
But they don’t see in the dead of night, when he sets those demons free.

He’s back in 69 in the Delta’s near Saigon,
Crazed with fear at 18 years trying just to get along.
Took a mortar round to bring him down, and he never made it back,
He’s got a Purple Heart and one glass eye and an old share cropper shack.

His birth name is Issac but no one can recall,
The only friends that he once had sit up there on THE WALL.
You’ll never hear him say it, but it tears him up inside,
And you won’t see him late at night when the tears fall from him eyes.

REPEAT CHORUS:

There is a story, from back in 69,
Told by a captain, just before he lost his life.
A story ‘bout a black man, Who came from Thunder Road,
And saved his whole Platoon and he called him a hero.

REPEAT CHORUS:

COMING LIKE A TRAIN

Written By: Greg Wilson - Inside The Song Publishing - BMI

COMIN' LIKE A TRAIN
(Greg Wilson © 1994)

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.

ON THE ROAD

Written By: Donna Nolan & Greg Wilson - Inside The Song Publishing - BMI

ON THE ROAD
(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.

Discography

2012 - LOVE STORY - All Original Full Instrumentation
2011 - GRASS ROOTS - All Original - All Acoustic
2008 - ALL ACCESS - CD with 16 Original Songs
2008 - BETWEEN CLASSIC ROCK AND A HARD PLACE 10 Original songs with Greg 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, The Nolan Wilson Project does 2 - 45 minute sets with a 15 minute break. 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.