Northwest Balladeer


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Bob Nelson is a balladeer
who sings the folksongs
of our country's history.
With guitar and voice
he entertains audiences
with well told tales.
He delights listeners
of all ages.

Everett Herald, May 22, 2009 - Bob Nelson Retired Everett Carpenter Now Hammers Out Folksongs

Radio Interview. June 8, 2009, KISU (Idaho) with Bob Nelson


“Bob is uncompromising in his enthusiasm for his folk songs. Close your eyes and you’re back in the coffee houses of the 1950’s.” John Ashford

“There was an intimacy that truly surprised me. One finds that behind his good humored face hides a history of hundreds of lives.” Jordan Myers

“… He is like an actor giving a small slice of another era …” Jordan Myers

“He played his audience like a well tuned instrument” David Perasso

“We were laughing, humming and singing along and enjoying song after wonderful song” David Perasso

“It was a concert I will remember for a long time.” David Perasso

“Every song came from a place close to his heart” Lynn Graves

“He strikes a nice balance between informality and polish.” Lynn Graves

“He kept us on our toes; one minute laughing and singing along, pensive the next.” Lynn Graves


"I love the stories ... you capture the essence of what folk music is all about." Linda Allen
"I'm so glad you told about the songs. It's so good to hear that music again." Liss Robertson
"Simply wonderful ... a joy to hear." Mary Sullivan
"Very damned cool!" Doug Sheresh.