ECA+ Creative Member Directory
Mapping the Arts in Easthampton, Southampton, & Westhampton


Steven Nelson


Performing songwriter

A veteran songwriter, Steve is two-time winner of the SESAC Americana Music Award, received an Emmy nomination for Sesame Street and scored two Emmy-winning TV series, and contributed to the recent Grammy-nominated Guy Clark album, “Workbench Songs.” After quietly slipping us songs all these years via the voices of pop megastars (Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Paul Anka), Nashville legends (Guy Clark, Doug Stone), outrageously famous puppets (Sesame Street), and the world’s most popular bear (Winnie the Pooh theme song), Steve is finally stepping out as an artist to perform favorite songs you may already know – plus a shimmering collection of new ones. Some of those, appear on two recent albums of his own that were beautifully produced by Grammy winner Don Henry. Evident throughout are Steve’s hard-won life experience, relentless honesty, mischievous humor and deep social conscience.