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Soul Session Duo featuring with Chris Dollard
Entertaining Soul Music ALL NIGHT LONG! Ebony and Ivory back on the block!
Garland Nelson and Chris Dollard

Prime at Saratoga National
458 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Thursday, July 17: 6:30 - 9:30p
Friday, July 18: 6:30p - 9:30p (Opening Day of the Track)
Saturday, July 26: 6:30p - 9:30p
Friday, August 29: 6:30p - 9:30p


Saturday, July 19, 2014
Party Party Party

Soul Session, the band ready to do it do it at the Horseshoe Inn
1 Gridley Lane
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
7p - 11p


Soul Session, the band is in house!  Every Thursday @ Gaffney's Restaurant
16 Caroline St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Soul Session featuring "Soulist" Garland Nelson Live at Historic Saratoga Race Track:
Noon - 4pm

July 21: Duo
Aug 2: Band (11-3)
Aug 11: Duo
Aug 18: Duo
Aug 30: Duo (11-3)


Sunday, August 3, 2014
Soul Session, the band....rockin the Canfield Casino

SAVE THE DATE! And Please Join us for a Fun evening to benefit the RETIRED THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION.

**Official corporate sponsor or honorary committee memberships are still available. **

Bow Ties & Bourbon: Tie One on for the TRF! is a very special evening on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at the Canfield Casino.
Enjoy hearty southern food specially prepared by Chef Jasper Alexander and the team from Hattie’s, signature drinks, and kick up your heels to the live music of Garland Nelson and Soul Session.

Valet Parking. Casual Chic attire. Cowboy boots and bowties encouraged.

This will be a wonderful night in support of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and the compassionate aftercare it provides to retired racehorses.


Sunday, August 3, 2014
The Garland Nelson Ensemble at the historic "Vision"
Saratoga Race Track
Main Pavillion
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
5:30p - 8pm

A photography project to benefit the Latino Community Advocacy Program of the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council.
Agency website:
Agency facebook page: project is an exhibit and ongoing project of the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. in which Latino immigrants document their everyday lives and present their own photographs in order to share their experiences of living and working in the Saratoga Springs area. Through this, a unique insight is provided into the lives of those who contribute so much to our community.

Proceeds go towards the Latino Community Advocacy Program at Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council. For over 38 years, Saratoga EOC has provided assistance to low-income individuals and families throughout the county. The Board, staff and volunteers share a deep commitment to helping others move toward economic self-sufficiency through our programs which include various food programs, housing assistance, weatherization services, WIC, Head Start, Latino advocacy services, and English as a Second Language classes.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Friday, August 8, 2014
Come Party with Soul Session, the band featuring "Soulist" Garland Nelson's on!
Dango's Restaurant
38 Caroline Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
9pm until the spirit moves....


Wednesday, August 13 (Afternoon)
Soul Session Duo featuring "Soulist" Garland Nelson and Chris Dollard
Saratoga Race Track - African American Heritage Day
Location - Union Street Side
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
11am - 2pm


Wednesday, August 13 (EVENING)
CONCERT: Soul Session, the band Opening for Legendary rockstar Eddie Money!
Food Festival at NYS Plaza
Summer Concert Series
Set time: 6p - 7:15p


Please view more pictures from the Grand Opening of 11 North Pearl Street.
Albany's newest and hottest venue!
By Niki Rossi Photography

Soul Session
, a high energy and spirited ensemble, performs multi-genre soul music with entertaining command and spontaneous originality.  Led by "soulist" Garland Nelson, FORMER lead vocalist of the New York Players, Soul Session emotes supernatural passions from material by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Bill Withers, and many others.  Founded on the belief that soul music is God's multicultural life line, Soul Session heightens our organic humanity by making the audience the center of attention through call and response, dance, and praise.  Consequently EVERY SHOW manifests a creative classic/neo musical flavor
This Original/Cover Band specializes in All Event types:

Corporate Functions (Large Conferences to Cocktail lunches)
Weddings (Not a Wedding Band, But a Band that does Weddings)
Club Gigs (All Size....we'll blow it up and entertain all age groups)
Recordings (Those in need of studio musicians for original material)
Private Parties (of all sizes and types--e.g. Birthdays and Retirements)
Showcases (Original Music Shows)

Various Combinations of Soul Session, the band:

Concert Band:
- Garland Nelson "Soulist"
- Chris Dollard - Keys/Vocals
- Danny Whelchel - Drums
- Chris Peck - Bass
- Brian Melick - Percussion
- Tim Williams - Sax/Vocal/Flute
- Brian Kaplan - Guitar/Vocals/Trombone
- Pete Giroux - Trumpet
- Nate Giroux - Tenor Sax
- Tyler Giroux - Valved Trombone

- Singers
Rena Graf (Soprano)
    + Chris Dollard (Tenor)
    + Becky Walton (Alto)

Private Events Unplugged / Acoustic Soul (*)
Garland Nelson "Soulist" (*)
- Zac Rossi - Guitar

The Garland Nelson Ensemble
- Chris Dollard - Piano/Vocals
- Garland Nelson - Drums/Vocals
- Chris Peck - Bass
- Tim Williams - Sax/Vocals/Guitar

G7 b5 Production Studios, DBA
(an affiliate of Soul Session Edu-tainment, Inc.)

Owned and operated by Garland Nelson, we specialize in Small to Medium Projects, including solo acoustic artists, 7-9 piece bands, and voice over talent.
This Fully Digital, 32-Track Studio uses Cakewalk X1 Producert, Class A outboard micpre's/DIs, and mastering software plug-ings; excellent recording microphones (eg. Mojave MA 200 & Royer 121 (2)); pro musical equipment (eg. Mahogany Pearl Masters, Aguilar DB 10/15 Bass Cabs, Fender Hot Rod deluxe Amp), and access to world-class professional musicians. Dedicated Singing Booth for vocal tracking and voice-over tracks.  Competitive Rates and open ended access 24 hours pending scheduling. 

For more information, please contact:
Garland Nelson (owner/engineer/vocal talent) 518.583.8102.  If you desire an old-school intimate recording atmosphere with access to a full kitchen, Game Room, and outdoor chill areas, INQUIRE!

****Original Artists seeking Producers and/or Management Consulting are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!****

Located in Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 - Fully Insured

Yo.....just watch the video!  New Years Eve 2009 was off the hook!  Soul Session, Classe Catering, Lang Media Promotions joined forces to create one of Albany's BEST NEW YEARS EVE PARTIES.....EVER!

George Benson at SPAC 2009
- Background Singers: Garland Nelson, Sherry Jean Waite, Chris Dollard, Jeff Halstead, and Emily Bindinger

Soul Session Edu-tainment, Inc. Artist:

Garland Nelson
- Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist/Entertainer
- Producer/Event Promotions and Coordinator
- Commercial Work, Jingles, Voice Over, Print Ad, and Radio Personality
- Dramatic Actor, Modern Dance, and Tap

The Margot Malia Band
- Acoustic Spirit Music - Original Indie Rock
* Margot Lynch - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Pianist
* Garland Nelson - Drums/Vocals
* James Gascoyne - Bass/Electronica

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