PLEASE NOTE COVID UPDATE...All patrons over 12 will be asked to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID, or a negative COVID test in the last 72 hours, when they enter the venue. If you are not able to show proof of vaccination, or negative COVID test, you will not be allowed to attend the performance, and can request a refund prior to the start of the show. Masking is currently required for all Gopherwood patrons, volunteers, artists (when not on stage) and crew. Patrons may lower masks briefly when eating or drinking in the listening room but should otherwise remain masked.
Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A fly fisherman and world traveler, he writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles. Drew describes himself as "a God-fearing feeder of birds." This Grand Rapids native lists his influences as "Greg Brown, Peter Mulvey, Tom Waits, Patty Griffin, Lyle Lovett, Richard Shindell, Andrew Calhoun, Kat Eggleston, John Gorka, Jan Krist, Ralston Bowles, U2, Bruce Cockburn, and, well . . . Dylan, Dylan, Dylan." He's opened for John Gorka, a big fan, at The Ark, and has toured with Melissa Etheridge and Edwin McCain.