John Wiley 'The Rev' Nelson is a singer/songwriter (no relation to Willie Nelson, unfortunately), living with his family in Provincetown, Mass. He has played with various groups, including The Highlanders, and the Highlanders II folkie groups in Pittsburg, in the 60's, Cucumber Rapids, a bluegrass and country cover band, in Pittsburgh in the 70's, and Life's Other Side, an old-time country band in the Trenton/Princeton area since 1982. Life's Other Side has performed at Snowbird in Utah and in Santa Fe, and were featured on the Ernest Tubb Midnight Opry in January of 2005, with Whispering Bill Anderson. The Rev now plays with a part original music, part 30's-40's tunes, band on the Outer Cape, called Willie and the Nelson Brothers. He has been writing original music in the folk tradition since 2000 (what they seem to call 'Americana' today) and the CD posted is his fourth, Hello, Darlin'. He writes in traditional folk styles, including ragtime, folk blues, country ballads, and talking blues. His talking blues are humorous story-songs in the old talking blues format. This CD includes two talking blues, Bad Combination, and Baby, Please Don't Stay. It also includes a re-recording of After The Holidays, sung this time by Leslie McClure. The band features Lyndsay Pruitt on fiddle, Kevin Maul,formerly with Robin and Linda Williams, on Resonator and Steel guitar, Princeton's Mark Hill on mandolin and guitar, and Nashville musician John McClure on bass and piano. The Rev is a retired Presbyterian Minister, with a Ph.D. in Theology, who taught Systematic Theology in Pittsburgh for ten years, and served a church in Trenton for 20 years. But he has moved on to, let us say, other things, his music is not in the Christian music tradition. So, be warned.