FacebookGarland Nelson
SonicbidsSoul Session E.P.K. (Electronic Press Kit)
FacebookSoul Session, the band
FacebookSoul Session Edu-tainment, Inc.

Looking for entertainment......


Thursday, December 18, 2014
SOLO No Frills Performance by "Soulist" Garland Nelson

Doc Browns Casual Lakeside Dining (Across from Panza's Restaurant)
511 Route 9P, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Yes, it's going down like that!




In the heart of the city
for parking locations.


Ring in 2015 with "Soulist" GARLAND NELSON & the band.
Old School No Frills Soul Music....Bringing it!

1st night consideration:
- All ages from 8pm to 10pm (FREE),
- 21+ after 10pm (just $10)
For tix and information:

Enjoy Saratoga's largest dance floor, drink specials and party favors, a countdown at midnight, and of course AMAZING MUSIC TO MOVE TO! 


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

The Stratton Mountain Club
5 Village Lodge Rd.
Stratton Mountain, Vermont 05155

- December 27, 2014
- January 10, 2015 (Soul Session Quartet for Membership Appreciate)
- February 28, 2015

The Stratton Mountain Club is open this Spring/Summer and Fall for member sponsored private events, business meetings and social engagements. If you are interested in learning more about booking a special event, please email or call Mary Reed at (802) 297-4047.


Dancing in the Woods 2014  (Photo by T.R. Laz Photography)

Community Alert: Soul Session, the band is honored to be apart of 2014's Dancing in the woods. Check it out......Friday Dec. 5th. ******************************
Friday, December 5, 2014, will mark the 31st annual celebration of Dancing in the Woods to benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med.

As we move into the gala’s next decade, there is a new beginning for this time-honored holiday event. And importantly, the notion of new beginnings symbolizes the hope provided to young patients and their families at the Melodies Center every day – patients like Dante Gallucci of Rotterdam. Please take a moment to read about Dante’s journey.

With generous support from this annual event, the Melodies Center has grown into a regional health care resource that offers highly specialized and effective care, close to home, to 900 children and families annually. Your presence at Dancing in the Woods ensures that those who need the Melodies Center today can continue to count on it for a brighter tomorrow. We hope to see you on December 5 as we celebrate a new beginning for Dante and so many young people like him!

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)
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

Home  -  The Family Tree  -  Holla! (Contact)  -  Guestbook   -  Soul Blog

The Family Tree
Holla! (Contact)
Soul Blog