Brett Nelson brings an elegance and poetic fascination to the singer-songwriter genre. His carefully gritty fingerstyle guitar- playing gives landscape to meticulous lyrical weavings, reflective of a decade spent in migration. Performing for gatherings from Winnipeg to Madison County, California to Halifax, and at music festivals around Canada, Brett Nelson inexhaustibly embraces the mirror held up by an attentive audience, allowing for an inclusive evolution in his songwriting.
Self-producing his work, at first by necessity, developed into a holistic recording practice and exploration of found resonant spaces, honouring ‘place’ and the rich history of field recording in traditional music and storytelling. With understated, spirited musicianship, Brett Nelson distills societal examinations, wistful confessions and revelatory allusions into a unique voice within folk music.