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The Muse Presents Ross Neilsen

  • The Tipsy Muse Cafè 86 Regent Street Fredericton Canada (map)

This will be one of our most anticipated shows since we opened our doors...Ross Neilsen...One Night Only

We're very excited to kick off our Harvest programming with a Fredericton favorite, Ross Neilsen and a special, intimate acoustic blues performance on The Muse's stage. As many of you know, Ross no longer lives here, but he remains firmly in the hearts of many of our local blues faithful, so this has all the makings of a magical evening.


For those that have yet to be baptized in Ross's blues, here's a little background...In 2007, Ross had an epiphany. He quit his job, left his relationship, moved out of his house and into his car. Neilsen spent the next two years couch surfing and began the never ending tour schedule that he would become known for throughout Canada.

The road honed his craft into a well-oiled machine of stories and song. Music has taken Ross throughout Canada, Mexico, The Olympics, The Pan Am Games, The Hill Country region of Mississippi, The Swampy rivers of Louisiana and even to Macon, Georgia where he was privileged to play the holy grail of blues, rock and soul: Duane Allman’s 1957 Les Paul Gold Top.

He has released ten recordings, performed over 2000 concerts, driven more than a million kilometers and has toured Canada 18 times. Neilsen has been honoured with multiple nominations at The Maple Blues Awards including Songwriter of the Year in 2017, two Rising Star nominations from CBC, back to back Blues Album of the Year nominations from the East Coast Music Association, over half a dozen nominations for MusicNB awards, including wins for Best Blues Recording (Redemption 2010 and The Shack Up Sessions 2013). In 2012 Ross was chosen as a semifinalist in the solo/duo category at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.Although he is now raising his family in Saskatoon, you can still find Neilsen performing throughout Canada in a variety of concert styles. Be it with his solo show or power house band, Neilsen is still out there telling tall tales and melting faces with his signature finger style guitar displays and troubadour song stylings.

Earlier Event: September 9
Whisky Tasting with Martine Nouet
Later Event: September 13
The Muse Presents Black Suit Devil