Monday, 28 April 2014

April News!

I've been having a great time recently playing! I was at The Wolf Sessions through in Edinburgh, it was a great day and there was lots of really good music on show.  Last week I played a couple of sets at the Slouch Blues Night and  I also played a wee gig in a poetry bookshop recently in Glasgow for my friend Ellen McAteer,  it was a great night!  Below are some photos from the gigs that have turned up.

                                                               Photo by Anne McIntosh

                                                                 Photo by Baz Simpson
Photo by Ellen McAteer

I've got a couple of new recordings up on my SoundCloud page.  Follow the links to listen.




Gig dates poster!


I'm looking forward to going to Inverness this weekend to play for some blues dancers.  It's always a good gig to play.  Keep a look out for more dates to come!

For any bookings please email me at:
sleepyeyesnelson@hotmail.co.uk

Cheers for stopping by

Sleepy





Monday, 14 April 2014

Live Dates Poster

Poster for the gigs coming up.  More dates to be added!

New song on YouTube

For bookings email:  sleepyeyesnelson@hotmail.co.uk


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Gig Dates & Live Album

I had a top time last Thursday playing at a new blues pub in Glasgow called Howlin' Wolf and I have a few more gig dates to add.

April 4th - 134 Renfrew Street- Book Shop - Glasgow 7pm
April  23rd - Slouch - Glasgow - 10pm
May 3rd - Livin' The Blues - Inverness
July 12th - Blues Cruize - Edinburgh
August 3rd - Big Blues Day - The Ferry - Glasgow - 4pm
September 28th - Big Blues Day - The Ferry - Glasgow - 4pm
October 26th - Big Blues Day - The Ferry - Glasgow - 4pm

I'm looking to add more dates.  If anyone is interested in booking me to play please email me at:

sleepyeyesnelson@hotmail.co.uk

A small live album has been put together to sell at gigs this summer.  This album will only be available at live shows.
Too Blue To Talk - Cover Art

I've also done a video of a Smokey Hogg tune.  Follow the link to Youtube.







Sunday, 2 March 2014

Pictures/Review/Videos

Here are some pics from recent gigs. Big thanks to Baz Simpson and Iain Holden for taking these!  It's been top time recently playing gigs with loads of great musicians.   Had a great night playing at the 13th Note with The Rag and Bone Man, Rulers of the Root and Charlie Rivers.  It was also a top night in the Vagabond social Club with the excellent music of Miss Irenie Rose and Mathew J Malone!

Photgraph by Baz Simpson
Photgraph by Baz Simpson
Photograph by Iain Holden
Photograph by Iain Holden
Photograph by Rulers of the Root

Also a small review has turned up.   Here are some nice words from American Roots UK about my album Busy with the Blues.
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Busy with the Blues - (2013)
A really good solo album of rural acoustic blues by a talented Scottish bluesman. Can’t be many better quality musicians playing this music in the UK, thanks to his very good songwriting, his excellent vocals and superb guitar playing. Poor (home?) recording quality on some tracks just adds to the atmosphere.


You can Buy the album here from Cheap Wine Records.

I'm also pleased to say I have a couple of new videos to share.  The first is a song written by Mike Snow called So Wrong..  Mike has came up with some great lyrics again and I hope you enjoy this one!

So Wrong

I've also done a cover of this old country song called Driving Nails in my Coffin.  I hope you enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by

More news coming soon!

cheers

Sleepy





Monday, 3 February 2014

New Free Download, Live in Houston Texas!

I'm pleased to say you can download this FREE album recorded live at Rudyard's Pub in Houston, Texas!

Big thanks to Mike Snow for recording the gig!

You'll hear me on the first half and then Slate Dump.  I hope you enjoy this free download!

http://cheapwinerecords.bandcamp.com/album/sleepy-eyes-nelson-slate-dump-live-at-rudyards-pub-houston-texas-free-download

Here are some photographs from our time in Texas.  Taken by Mike Snow.

I'm also looking to book up more gigs for this year so if anyone is interested in having me play then please email me at:  sleepyeyesnelson@hotmail.co.uk

Cheers for stopping by!

Sleepy











Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Gigs and Other Stuff

I'm playing a gig this Saturday night at the 13the Note in Glasgow!  This will be a top night with lots of really good music on show!

I'm also playing at the Vagabond Social Club at The State Bar in Glasgow on the 14th of Feb. 
             I'll be playing with quality musicians Mathew J Malone and Miss Irenie Rose.
Here's a link to the Facebook event page

I've also got a new album out called Pay Me Good.  It's available from Cheap Wine Records for £3 a download or £5 for a hard copy.  I'd like to take this chance to thank all the people who have bought the album so far.  The response to this one has been great.  Cheers.  Here's the link

I'm also really pleased to say that there will be a live release on Cheap Wine Records of my show in Houston, Texas with Slate Dump.  Mike Snow was kind enough to record it and it's going to make a really good split release.  It will be a FREE download so stay tuned for it!
Slate Dump and Me - Photograph by Mike Snow

I've been doing a little bit of recording and this is a Lightnin' Hopkins cover i uploaded to Soundcloud

I'll also be playing a couple of Blues Dancing Festivals this year.  I am booked to play at Livin' The Blues in Inverness on May the 3rd and also for Blues Cruize on July 12th in Edinburgh.
Here's a video from Livin' The Blues 2013 in Glasgow.  You can catch a bit of me playing around the 11 minute mark! 

Cheers for stopping by

Sleepy





Monday, 13 January 2014

New Album Out Now!

I'm pleased to say I have a new album out on Cheap Wine Records.  You can download it for £3 or buy a hard copy for £5.  Follow the link below to get your copy!

http://cheapwinerecords.bandcamp.com/album/pay-me-good