Beaver Nelson

Beaver Nelson's new album, Positive is out! Listen, download and purchase at

"I'm pretty obsessed with the notion of time," Beaver Nelson once told Rolling Stone magazine. Quite a bit of time has passed since that conversation and during that period much has happened. A lot of recordings, a family, a business and many, many songs. Chances are if you know Beaver's name, you probably connect it with songwriting. He's been writing songs and releasing them for the last twenty-five years. His latest album is Positive and if you are one of those people who has heard Beaver's name over the years and wondered why, this is perhaps the collection of songs you should start with. It's a summation without being nostalgic, it's stylistically varied without being forced and it's as current as last week as well as having one foot in those hazy and glorious days of the last millennium known as Austin's roots rock scene.

On this new album Positive, Nelson continues the journey with a collection of songs written over the span of his career, brimming with intelligence, humor and his trademark pop hooks. Produced by his longtime cohort, Scrappy Jud Newcomb (Patty Griffin, Slaid Cleaves, Ian McLagan's Bump Band) in Marfa and Austin, there are new songs ("Are You Positive?", "It Ain't Yours") and some written in those early days ("Willing and Able") and ("Bad Movie").
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