Kinloch Nelson
Presented by The Santa Barbara Acoustic Music Association

Kinloch Nelson

All Ages
Solo finger-style guitarist appears in Santa Barbara.

DOORS: 6:30 PM // SHOW: 7:30 PM // ALL AGES

This is a seated in event with tables in our stage room. Please purchase tickets online or call our box office at (805)-962-7776 to make dinner reservations.


Kinloch Nelson, a solo fingerstyle guitar player, performs a synthesis of folk, jazz, classical, rock, American popular music, and original compositions. His programs range from J.S. Bach to John B. Sebastian and may include references to Miles Davis, Franz Schubert, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, The Ventures, The “folk scare,” Flatt and Scruggs, and the occasional TV theme.

Kinloch Nelson began performing in 1969. His 45 years-and-counting career has run the gamut from solo classical and folk concerts in coffeehouses and folk festivals to club dates with jazz, country, rockabilly, rock, and rhythm & blues bands. Over the years Nelson has played with such notables as Tom Paxton, Amos Garrett, Buddy Guy, and long-time influence Danny Gatton. Recent concerts have included appearances with Stephen Bennett, Muriel Anderson, Teja Gerken (Acoustic Guitar magazine), Al Peteway (Ken Burns documentaries) and Wings alumnus Laurence Juber.

Venue Information:
1221 State St
Ste 205
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101