BMAC MemberThe Nelson Family Bluegrass
Brantford Ontario

The Band

The Nelson Family Bluegrass

Band Members

Name Role
Susan Nelson Guitar and Vocals
Charles Nelson Mandolin, Guitar & Vocals
Sam Nelson Bass
Leanne Swantko Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar


The Nelson Family Bluegrass is a family band from Southern Ontario, Canada, gaining in popularity over the past few years through their performance of Traditional & Contemporary Bluegrass & Bluegrass Gospel music. Featuring eighteen year old Charles Nelson; he'll steal your heart with some of the most melodic melodies from your favourite Bluegrass songs. His mother's voice will calm your soul. Band members include: Susan Nelson (guitar & vocals), Sam Nelson (bass), Charles Nelson (mandolin, guitar & vocals) & Leanne Swantko (guitar, mandolin, banjo). Their CD "The Little Boy with the Mandolin" received the National 2018 Traditional CD of the Year award from the U.S.A. Rural Roots Music Commission. Through their unique stage presence, humour & audience interaction, the Nelson Family Bluegrass offers an entertaining show for the whole family!


Contact Info

Carl or Susan Nelson     519-750-4111

Send Carl or Susan Nelson an Email

Band Facebook Page

The Music

Performance Video(s)

Singing on the Mountain

Mama Don't Allow No Music

Waltz of the Angels