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Nelson twins to perform tribute show

25 August 2009
Twins Gunnar and Matthew Nelson will be trying out a different genre of music during their performance at the Clovis Music Festival in September.

Gunnar Nelson said he and his brother will be performing a rockabilly show called Ricky Nelson Remembered in memory of their father who died in an airplane crash 25 years ago.

Nelson said he and his brother have a different style of music than their father, who skyrocketed to fame on their grandparents’ popular '50s television show, Ozzie and Harriet.

The Nelson twins created a rock band called Nelson in the early 90s. Nelson said switching from rock to rockabilly can be interesting.

The Clovis Music Festival will take place in September 10-13 at the Curry County Special Events Center.

Other musical acts include The Originators of Rock & Roll featuring Johnny Rogers as Buddy Holly, Darell Croy as Jerry Lee Lewis, Pete Peterkin as Little Richard, Johnny Tillotson, Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles, Dave Somerville of The Diamonds, The Fireballs, Tommy Allsup, Kevin Montgomery and more.
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20 October 2009
Comment by 57lubbock

Every year the Clovis Music Festival gets better and this year Gunnar and Matthew Nelson ensured it ended on a high note with a rousing stage performance of some of their father, Rick's hits, as well as their own and in a final encore were joined on stage by Johnny Rogers (Buddy Holly) and the Killer Vees in a resounding high energy finish to what had been a brilliant three day music festival of Rock'n'Roll, Country and Rockabilly music.
Wayward Dave UK