Paula Nelson on Wed, April 24, 2013

Paula Nelson was born on October 27th, 1969 in Houston, Texas, into a family of music and entertainment. She started playing piano and singing at the age of seven. She drew early influences from singers like Jesse Colter and Rita Coolidge, whose bluesy, supple vocal style provided one of Paula’s earliest templates as she found her own voice.

Texas Monthly has called that voice “torchy,” and the Los Angeles Times praised, “There’s no missing the unforced power of Paula’s singing.”