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Jeffrey Philip Nelson

On May 7th, 1983, in a small suburban town of Los Angeles CA, Jeffrey Philip Nelson was named into this world. Raised by his parents, grandparents, and four sisters, Jeffrey's introduction to music was laying in the back of his parents old GMC suburban and listening to the sounds of Dave Mason, Dan Fogelberg, and Christopher Cross, the definitive folk sounds of the eighties. Although the lineage of neither father or mother had any musical background at all, Jeffrey memorized the delicious melodies he heard through these car speakers and learned what a scale was through the memorization of sound enjoyment. At his first year of piano lessons, Nelson avoided the instruction he was given, and just played what his ears told him were right. This came to be what wrote every song this artist put to paper. During his Junior year in high school, Jeffrey had a time crippling surf accident in Redondo Beach that rendered him bed ridden for three months. During this time, his father purchased him his first guitar, a parlor sized, Canadian made Larrivee acoustic. Learning all by ear, Jeffrey wrote instrumental pieces until he graduated from college in 2001. From college until today, Jeffrey has built a successful construction business with his fathers help that has become his bread and butter. With its success, Jeffrey has purchased precious studio time and recording gear that has made up his 6 records Currently Jeffrey Philip Nelson is living in Redondo Beach with his childhood crush and sweet baby girl. Spotting him live is rare because of his demanding construction schedule and his great discomfort with social media. His life consists of surfing in the morning, building all day, eating dinner, and writing music while everyone is sleeping.



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In the world of pop and folk music, there are basically two kinds of artists. Those on the mainstream end of the spectrum are often driven by the prospects of fame and fortune. They focus on producing those works that are calculated to bring maximum profit and exposure.

At the other end, we find the independent artists who create their works out of a love for life and for music. These rare individuals express, in their songs, the joys of life, the trials and tribulations of human existence and a love of the natural world, although they don't complain if a few dollars should come their way. It is to these artists that we dedicate this website and this internet radio station.

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