Enrolled tribal member from the La Jolla Indian Reservation, San Diego CA. Father, Lester Lee Nelson (Luiseno Tribe) Mother, Martha Duro (Diegueno/Kumeyaay tribe). Award Winner at the Native American Music Awards 2018 in New York City, For Best Blues Recording and Nominated for the Best Blues Cd, Best New Artist, & Artist of the year, at the Indigenous Music Awards in Canada 2017. With his New Cd “Blues Loving Man”. Has had the honor of being mentioned in Native People Magazine as one of the finest Native American Blues Artist.
by Tracy Lee Nelson
1996. I was in my room changing my guitar strings after our 1996 Super Bowl show in Tempe AZ. At that time I was playing with the band REDBONE. Thinking to myself, I need to do something special with these guitar strings? I had been for the past few years making our traditional native baskets here on the reservation. I came up the idea of using my guitar strings to make a Music Basket from all the shows where I played with super stars, musicians and bands that I looked up to and was very honored to play with.
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