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Welcome to the online home of Warren Nelson - Songwriter, Musician, Entertainer, Poet, Historian, Radio Host and a Tent-show "Man of the Cloth" with a career in show business lasting over 40 years.

A Fairmont, Minnesota native, Warren is the founder of Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and has led a team of talented musicians, actors, researchers and technicians in the creation of numerous large-scale, historical musicals since the 1970's. 


To Praise This Amazing Air - Poems:




Performance Schedule

January 19- Washburn, WI
February 14 - Washburn, WI
March 10 - Washburn, WI

For full information regarding upcoming performances, be sure to visit the Media page for times and contact information. If you would like to be informed of my future appearances and plans, please send your email address to: info@warrennelson.com


From Warren

December 5, 2018

A Merry Winter to You.

Last month I told you I was about to release a book of my poems entitled To Praise This Amazing Air.  Well, it is done, printed and ready to go, great gift idea for your loved ones or just anyone for Christmas or any reason or for yourself. In November I was thrilled to have been joined by my son Rowan (came in from Denver) and great friend Otis McLennon for a Book Release Poetry Reading and Concert at the Harbor View Event Center. These poems date from 1970 to now.  The book is for sale here on my website. Get one!

Our winter shows at the Harbor View Event Center begin January 19 with The Cabin Fever Reliever. It’s a lively night of songs and comedy to warm the winter night.

On Saturday, November 24, American Heritage Productions, the non-profit group that supports my shows, presented A Tribute Concert to the “Lost Nation String Band.”  Don Pavel, Bruce Burnside and I founded the group in 1978 around Madison, Wisconsin.  We moved the group to the Bayfield Peninsula in 1980 and we were the band to hear and dance to up around here. Jack Gunderson and Tom Mitchell former members were joined by myself, Randy Sabien, Ed Willett and Mason Pavel, son of the late great Don Pavel.  It was a great night, a packed house of Lost Nation fans remembering the songs and great times. We’ll do it again a year from now.



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