Nelson Sobral

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Hard-as-nails urban soul, blues, and rock and roll, with the tenderness and twang of a roadside tavern. Toronto-based songwriter inspired by heart-worn country, northern soul, urban blues, and rock’n’roll, delivered with a spirituous temper and passion along the highways of the world. The magical voice & guitar playing of Nelson Sobral channels soul, country, blues and rock’n’roll into one transformative and cathartic late-night vision. Nelson Sobral has defined his road-hardened career with a knuckles-to-the-dirt, workhorse spirit, leading him to tour and play relentlessly across Canada and the United States, and share stages with the likes of legends such as David Wilcox, The Trews, and Jeff Healey. With a career due to be long, enduring, and unconcerned with being pigeonholed and catering to one image, one sound, and one style, Sobral injects classic Americana with a hard-edged, urban blast of gritty midwest blues, rock'n'roll, and northern soul. He plays lead guitar for soul/r&b singer-songwriter Jeremy Voltz and bass for singer-songwriter Mattie Leon. You can also find him every Monday night hosting (and backing up some of the finest up & coming & veteran singer-songwriters & musicians) at one of the best open mics in the city Open Mic Mondays at The Painted Lady.- written by Eamon McGrath

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