Ross Neilsen. Musicianeer.
Decades experience in music industry. Rock/Blues/Roots. Solo and Band experience. Side man experience and availability. Songwriter. Vocalist and guitarist. Year of touring experience. Album production. Not a bad guy to be around either.
Ross Neilsen garners "Songwriter of The Year" Nomination for latest album ELEMENTAL and releases limited edition vinyl copies.
November 15, 2016
On October 31 the nominee list for the 20th Maple Blues Awards was released. Saskatoon's Ross Neilsen finds himself in good company in the Songwriter of the Year category. The Maple Blues Award is Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field. It includes a nationally recognized awards show put on by the Toronto Blues Society at Koerner Hall in Toronto on January 23.
"I have been nominated for awards before but this one feels good. I’ve worked hard to get here and I’m happy that work is being acknowledged. Particularly happy to be in a category with Paul Reddick. I’ve been a fan of Paul’s and under his influence for many years and to be mentioned in the same category is further indication that I’m slowly figuring something out. I hope to someday be on that kind of level that can invoke a mini-movie in four or five minutes, like Paul can. I’ve had good teachers and I’m grateful for that. Still I will continue to work to be better." - Ross Neilsen
While the nominations are culled by a panel of industry experts, the majority of awards are determined, in part, via public voting. Those wishing to support Ross can visit http://www.mapleblues.ca/register.aspx to register. Voting is quick and easy and open until early December.
As well, Ross Neilsen's latest album, Elemental, is being pressed on vinyl. A limited pressing of 300 units will ship in late December. The album will be pressed on 180g wax with full colour liner notes including lyrics and digital download. You can pre-order your copy by sending $40 (includes shipping) via E-transfer. For more information on how to pre-order click HERE.