News of a Nels Andrews single is always worth getting excited over. We described his music as combining “deft storytelling with a warmth of tone and gentleness of pace… Like finding a seashell at the back of a dusty cupboard, putting it to your ear and hearing the ocean.” It is in fact the ocean in Santa Cruz, California that Nels Andrews now calls home, a place that surely inspires him and forms the perfect back-drop for contemplation.. Click to read more/ listen
SONGS & BOOKS TOUR
JESS MORGAN & NELS ANDREWS
TOURDATES announced for this September and October. Check them out, come see our show, hear the songs and stories, peruse the books...
25 SEPT BEDFORD | ROGANS BOOKS
26 SEPT NORWICH ARTS CENTRE https://norwichartscentre.co.uk/events/jess-morgan-nels-andrews/?spektrix_bounce=true
27 SEPT CRANFORD / OLD FORGE
28 SEPT SHREWSBURY / THE HIVE https://hiveonline.cloudvenue.co.uk/jessmorgannelsandrews
29 SEPT LONDON | SLAUGHTERED LAMB https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/jess-morgan-and-nels-andrews-slaughtered-lamb-london/venueartist/436156/5302446/
30 SEPT SHEFFIELD | CAFE #9
02 OCT HEBDEN BRIDGE | TRADES CLUB https://thetradesclub.com/events/jess-morgan-and-nels-andrews
03 OCT WIGTOWN BOOK TOWN**
04 OCT ABINGTON | WEE GIG
05 OCT GLASGOW | GLAD CAFE* https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/glasgow-americana-jess-morgan-nels-andrews-tickets/artist/5301466
10 OCT ORKNEY | THE SOUND ARCHIVE https://www.seetickets.com/event/jess-morgan-and-nels-andrews/the-sound-archive/1378602
12 OCT LOCH TAY | THE BIG SHED
15 OCT EDINBURGH | THE BRIG BELOW
18 OCT COVENTRY | BIG COMFY BOOKSHOP
*matinee performance **venue to be confirmed
Pigeon and the Crow:
An Illustrated modern folktale set in the foggy central Californian coast; song depicted via graphic novella.
Pigeon and the Crow is a collaboration between Illustrator Mike Bencze and songwriter Nels Andrews bringing together their worlds of sound and image. brought to you in part by the Arts Council Santa Cruz County.
The project is a fictionalized telling of the true story of a young girl who fed a crow in her backyard and received gifts in return. Here, the relationship re-imagined as a love story, in the form of a supernatural ballad. It's also the first track of Nels' upcoming full length album.
Nels will perform songs from his upcoming album backed by talented full band, and Mike's artwork will be on display. Artwork, CD's, and featured graphic novella (with flexi-disc of the single included!) all available for purchase.
Come join us for an evening of art, song, and collaboration.
Event is free of charge. Pre-order books for $10 each. Buy books day of for $15 each.
RSVP as space is limited: pigeonandthecrow.eventbrite.com
As the final mixing comes together for the new album, I'm pleased to announce that, thanks to a Grant from SC arts council, I'll be collaborating with artist/illustrator Mike Bencze on a Graphic Novella based on one of the songs from the upcoming album to be released as a multimedia single in the next year.. whoop!
The new album's coming together beautifully, as the tracks make their transatlantic passages to include the host of international musicians involved.
Here's a teaser of one of the new tunes. "South of San Gregorio" recorded in a cave in the Santa Cruz mountains w/ Dorota Szuta on violin: