Acoustic Cafe’ radio legend Rob Reinhart interviews Drew this week. They talk about Songwriting, Construction work and much more.
I’m participating in the Warrior Dash fundraising event (A mud-crwling, fire-leaping, extreme 5k run from hell) to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – and I need your support to help me reach my goal of $1000.00 UPDATE: You wonderful folks have blown away my goal and were up to $1600!!! Since my Race isn’t until September we decided to up the goal to raise $3,000 for the kids! We can do it together!! – drew
Raising $50 could help provide infant care supplies for 10 babies.
Raising $70 could help provide a wagon for patients to travel the halls of St. Jude.
Raising $100 could help provide toys to fill play areas.
Raising $250 could help provide two chest X-rays.
Raising $500 could help provide domestic airfare for a member of a St. Jude family.
Will you help me? Donate here: Drew Nelson’s St. Jude page
Drew was featured in West Michigan’s Revue Magazine! Check out an excerpt below, and be sure to read the full story by John Sinkevics:
Surrounded by saws, drills, wood-benders and other tools of the guitar-making trade in his basement, Drew Nelson held the mahogany panel next to his care and tapped it with his fingers.
“It really rings,” he marveled. “It has a character and a sound to it.”
That handsome slice of wood soon will become the top of another Nelson-made acoustic guitar, forming the vital soundboard that distinguishes each instrument, giving it a distinctive resonance.
Perhaps it’s only apropos that the veteran Grand Rapids singer-songwriter has turned some of his musical passion toward making guitars the past four years: He’s long been a lyrical soundboard for Michigan’s rough-hewn common folk and its inspiring natural beauty.