About Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson

Self described as ‘rusted-dirt’, Gooch’s music looks toward the future by fusing a number of different genres–including rock, country, blues, and hip hop–into cohesive and moving songs. From the blues to folk to rock to hip hop to country, Gooch does it all. His passion, love and medicinal usages of music and for conveying his thoughts, feelings, emotions, etc. are portrayed via the genre that’s most appropriate.

Just recently, Gooch was signed to a new label founded by 9-time-Grammy-Award-winning producer Joe ‘the Butcher’ Nicolo. His new album “Comin’ Home” is currently available for download.

Gooch has appeared on stage with The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zac Brown Band and Robert Randolf

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“Quadriplegic, Cancer-Surviving Indie Blues Man Gooch Nelson Releases First Album on New Blacbird/Universal Label.”
Innocent Words | Magazine and Records

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Quadriplegic, Cancer-Surviving Indie Blues Man Gooch Nelson Releases First Album on New Blacbird/Universal Label

- Innocent Words | Magazine and Records
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“COMIN’ HOME is not only about Gooch Nelson’s lyrical and musical prowess, but a wholly collaborative effort showcasing both the work of The Motion”

Gooch Nelson's Transcendent Blues

- No Depression
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“Nelson sounds like Dr. John, a gravelly graveyard croak perfectly suited for R.L Burnside’s “Shake ‘Em On Down,” his greasy slide like hot lard for Adam Monaco’s mandolin skitterings popping in a hot hill country skillet.”

Get on board with Gooch and the Motion’s bluesy debut

- WXPN The Key
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“For someone who has been an avid musician nearly all his life with dreams of breaking big, Gooch felt restless without the freedom to create music.”

The Composition of Success with Gooch and the Motion

- THAT Music Mag
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A New Jersey native, Gooch was always predestined for a career in music. “I started playing the guitar when I was 12,” he admits. “I’m pretty much completely self taught. I’ve always had a good ear to hear the music, to absorb it and pick it up and play it.”

Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson Crafts Stunning Debut Album as Quadriplegic (Video!)

- The Improper
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A quadriplegic who was recently diagnosed with cancer, he’s conjured a rip-snorting, foot-stomping songs for his debut album Comin’ Home. It’s a tribute to anyone who’s undergone personal tragedy.