John Nelson

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Oso benefit offers music, bids, more

THIS WEEK, WE’RE starting out on a serious note. The Oso landslide has dominated the news, and this Saturday, a firsthand account of the disaster… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Dampen the drizzle with melody mixes

JUST BECAUSE SPRING has sprung doesn’t mean you’re going to spend all your time outside because — remember now — April showers bring May flowers.… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Lovin’ feelin’ found with advent of spring strains

OMG! SPRING HAS finally sprung. I hope you can feel it, but I don’t think that spring feeling is going to happen overnight. So in… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Go green with luck o’ dancing Irish

NOW THAT IT’S warmed up and you’ve been working in the yard or garden, mowing and weeding and rototilling, it’s time to take a break… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Let the sun shine to deter doldrums

GRAY SKIES GOT you down? Got the rainy-day blahs? Does it seem like you have webbed feet? If it does, then stuff those webbed feet… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Bop, boogie away to season’s close

THE SEAHAWKS WON the Super Bowl; the United States won gold, silver and bronze medals in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia; and the baseball… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Come into bloom while boogeying to the beat

THE WEATHER IS warming up, so now is the time to get out and work out those kinks by dancing to live music. Hey, you… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Dance your heart out with Valentine’s muse

THIS IS THE time of year when a young man turns to thoughts of . . . wait, baseball isn't for a few more weeks… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Sounds of spring on musical horizon

EUPHORIA! THE 12TH Man fever broke last Sunday into a state of euphoria, resulting in dancing in the streets and all around the house. How… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Blitz out to dance fever pre-Super Bowl

THIS WEEK, THE blue-and-Day-Glo-green fever will reach its peak. It is 12th Man fever, and it will peak Sunday. This fever brings on angst one… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Ramp up Seahawks fever with hard-driving tunes starting today

THE BLUE AND Day-Glo green fever mentioned in the most recent column still prevails this week, albeit a little more subdued. However, I have it… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Dance to blue and green [Corrected]

THERE'S A FEVER spreading across the state that is recognized by dark-blue coloring with splashes of day-glow green. This fever is not harmful but is… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Swampabilly blues and more being played on Peninsula

STILL KEEPING THOSE New Year's resolutions I suggested last week? Good. I knew you could. This week, I've got some more music and venues to… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Music, dance easy-to-keep resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to work on our New Year’s resolutions, and I’m here to help. ■… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Hang loose on dance floor to settle down soul

THE COUNTDOWN TO Christmas enters its final week with last-minute shopping, mailing, shipping, stressing. Stressing? No need to stress. Take time out to listen, or… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Make it a lucky 13 with holiday cheer

NOW THAT IT’S warming up, there is no reason not to go out and enjoy live music. Many of the musicians/ groups are including tunes… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Melt away holiday fat with dancing afoot

THE TURKEY’S BEEN eaten, and the mashed potatoes, dressing and gravy have settled around my waist, along with the pumpkin pie. I can’t believe I… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Peninsula blessed with musical mix

TODAY IS THANKSGIVING, a day on which we give thanks for all the blessings we receive throughout the year. Musically, we receive many blessings, as… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Peninsula blessed with musical mix

TODAY IS THANKSGIVING, a day on which we give thanks for all the blessings we receive throughout the year. Musically, we receive many blessings, as… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: There’s really no place like home for melodies

AS YOU READ this, I am winding up the birthday celebration in Illinois with my namesake uncle, and it was a great time. Other members… Continue reading