Lord Nelson delivers their brand of original Virginia Rock ‘n’ Roll through rowdy and engaging live performances. Two sets of brothers joined forces, pledging allegiances to the song and groove. Pocket drums, funky bass, dirty south guitar, and a greasy trombone power the sound of this 5-piece rock band.


Lord Nelson is a band of brothers from the heart of Central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in the woods in Nelson County, Brothers Kai and Bram Crowe-Getty started off playing music at field parties and jamming with older mentors and friends in the music community. Following in the footsteps of his American songwriting heroes, Kai started writing original folk and southern rock compositions enhanced by Bram’s swampy pocket beats. Just across the county line, brothers Henry and Calloway Jones grew up in a family of musicians. From singing in church, playing in the school band and jamming at bars, the Jones brothers developed a natural comfort for live performance from a young age. Gravitating towards blues and funk, they eventually brought their musical sensibilities across the county line, infusing with the Crowe-Gettys’ roots-rock and creating the Dirty Funk ‘n’ Roll that is Lord Nelson.


In the fall of 2015, Lord Nelson independently released their debut album, The County. Since then they have been playing shows consistently throughout Virginia, the Carolinas and up and down the east coast. Lord Nelson’s festival appearances include Lockn’ Music Festival in 2015, The Festy Experience in ‘15 and ‘16, Pasture Palooza 2016, and Hoopla 2017. They have played alongside emerging regional bands and nationally touring acts, including American Aquarium, Susto, members of Deer Tick, Sons of Bill, London Souls, The Hip Abduction, People’s Blues of Richmond, and The Trongone Band. With over 100 shows played in the last year, a new record in the works, and a new calendar dates filling up, 2017 is shaping up to be another busy one for Lord Nelson.

Press Quotes

“Though only five on the stage, they generate enough sound for double that, and that’s just the music coming out of them and creating a ruckus. Whether it’s harmony driven, southern rock guitar lickin’, or foot stompin’ porch pickin’, they are at home in the music they make – unique, almost spiritual, and powerful.”
-Nashville 360
“Their live show can’t help but draw you in to the music, whether you’re a Virginia native or not. By the end of their set, you’ll wish you were.”
-Nashville 360
“Each song’s foot-stomping rhythms are catchy as hell, without being derivative or simplistic. It’s party music in the best sense of the phrase”
-Cville Weekly