Spotlight: Marc Robert Nelson
Marc Robert Nelson is one of those folksy mellow singer/songwriters who hails from Gatineau.
He used to be the guy who did TV installs for Rogers TV.
One day he was installing a digital box in a young woman’s apartment. She was a recovering addict and who until very recently had been homeless.
On her wall she had written a poem on the wall an affirmation to be sure…and the title was Strong and Ready for Life.
Later that year Mark saw her on a street corner with very tall leather boots…and no he didn’t stop to say Hi.
That brief encounter was the inspiration for this track ‘Strong and Ready’.
I spent the entire afternoon listening to Marc’s musical offerings on his Soundcloud page and it was musical bliss.
His vibe reminds me of a cross between James Taylor meets David Gray meets John Mayer meets Marc Broussard…yet his vibe is uniquely his own.
I love his sound and all his songs were a treat to listen to. He’s one local artist that I look forward to seeing live.
Connie Bernardi plays the role of radio announcer on Majic 100 in Ottawa, full time music blogger and seeker of new music. Latest and greatest bragging right…I totally pinched Donnie Wahlberg’s ass. Try and contain your seething jealousy.