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Beaver Nelson

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Beaver Nelson performs "Overnight Sensation"

By the age of 19 Beaver Nelson was being hailed as a near genius by many members of the music press. Although he never crossed into the mainstream, by the late 90s Nelson had fulfilled the hype with his acoustic based folk songs, becoming one of Austin, TX’s most beloved singer/songwriters. Crossing Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, Nelson’s music is both honest and introspective, and never without humor thrown in. After four critically acclaimed albums, Nelson took up a job painting houses and, inspired by the experience, came up with a whole set of songs that make up his newest release, Beaver Nelson’s Exciting Opportunity. It’s another album that should make the critics swoon and extend Nelson’s increasing cult following. He performs at Mohawk Place on Wednesday (May 16) at 8pm. Matt Smith and Dee Adams open the show.