DEREK NELSON

Originally from Martinez, California, singer-songwriter Derek Nelson brings sensibilities from his small town upbringing face-to-face with the experiences living in New York City. His style has been inspired by some of his favorite songwriters including Billy Joel, John Mayer, Elvis Costello, and Paul Simon. While his musical tastes are wildly varied, his own music is a balance of "old" and "new," touching on topics like the battles of love and loss, and growing up.