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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

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

- 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.


Mark your calendars...

Come celebrate Soul Session, the band's 11 year anniversary back where it all started.... WE'RE GOING HOME (UNPLUGGED Soul)!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bailey's Cafe
37 Phila St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
8p - Mid

It was March 7, 2003 where a spirit moved at Bailey's cafe that said....."put life and no frills soul back in the performance." And we obeyed! So blessed!
Detail to come...

Twitter: @soulsessionband - @garlandnelson
Facebook: ‪#‎soulsessiongoinghome‬



Friday, March 13, 2015
Saratoga National Golf Club
458 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Save the Date for our 2015 Annual Campaign Party!
This event will be a celebratory wrap up of our 2015 scholarship campaign, Mission 416. Guests will relax in the Ballroom at Saratoga National, while listening to live music by The Garland Nelson Ensemble!

From 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm, attendees can enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary beer & wine, while participating in a silent auction and wine pull. All of the fun can be documented with a trip to the photo booth, provided by Smile Lounge Photo Booth New York!

Tickets still available:


Soul Session, the band hitting the slopes!

Saturday, March 14, 2015
3p - 7p

Stratton Mountain Resort
5 Village Lodge Rd.
Stratton Mountain, Vermont 05155

Join the full band in this EXTREMELY FAMILY FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT in Stratton. 


Friday, March 27, 2015



Prime @ Saratoga National Golf Club
458 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


"SOULIST" performing SOLO!
No Frills Old School Soul, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Hiphop

- Thursday, March 19, 2015 {Doc Browns Lake Side Restuarant: 6:30p - 10p straight}
- Friday, March 20, 2015 {VFW 420 Saratoga: 6p - 8p Happy Hour}

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
******************************************************* addition to Soul Session Edu-tainment's full Live band configurations, we added to the Wedding and Special Event Services ....

Full Dj and Lighting Services with LIVE MUSIC Cocktails!

- Event Coordination
- Emcee capabilities
- Auctioneer
- Sound reinforcement from 50 guests to 2000 guests
- Full light show and presentation equipment
- Live cocktail music from Solo to Quintet Acoustic
- And yours truly.....DJ G-Smoove is back in the building!

Please call or email for information and availability!
518.583.8102 |

photo by Tracey Buyce Photography

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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

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