"One of the most dynamic cowboy entertainers today, Nelson's vivid descriptions, voice inflections and fluid recitation bring his stories to life in listeners' imaginations." Western Horseman Magazine
What Others Are Saying
"Great writing comes from a unique and true perspective. A humble outlook with an eye for the positive in life's most challenging circumstances describes Andy's approach to life in the modern mountain west. Andy is a simple soul that intricately weaves imagery, humor, and deep emotion into every verse he pens. Relative to anyone who loves the lore and lifestyle of the true west, Andy's poetry will leave you enlightened and entertained and you might just wonder how anyone could lie so well yet be so true."
Brenn Hill, Singer/Songwriter
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"Andy Nelson broke on me like a tidal wave... scary as all get out! Then it dawned on me how refreshing he was! And still is...and not just funny, but always looking at the bright sideof life, and making other people feel that way too. Andy Nelson is not only an amazing performer, he's an amazing young man, and friend. We're Lucky to have him!"
Jim Thompson, CEO Creative Broadcast Services Inc. Spearfish SD
Andy Nelson and I have romped around the western entertainment circuit for a some time now, and I’ve had the chance to see how his words and performances affect those with western sensibilities. As the relatively new genre of cowboy poetry grows and evolves, I’ve always thought of Andy as one of its first adults, someone who brings more than just boilerplate campfire stories and rodeo yarns to the eyes and ears of western aficionados. His poetry and stories are sharp, hilarious and meaningful.
Jon Chandler Novelist, Singer Songwriter
"...In recent years I've had a number of delightful occasions to share the stage with Andy... he takes up a bit more of it than I do, big fella that he is, but he remains one of my favorite performing poets. I'm intrigued and delighted by his connection to his material and audiences and how he puts just the right material to just the right audience. I've never seen him fail to engage a crowd and me with 'em."
Curly Musgrave, singer/songwriter
"They say one should never follow acts performed by dogs and children... but they should add Andy Nelson to that list! He can do more entertaining in a twenty-minute time span than most groups of entertainers can do in a whole day of programs. Andy always leaves the crowd wanting more. And did I mention the he's also one of the best emcees in the business?"