Multi-instrumentalist and Grammy award winner Rick G. Nelson is a professional musician, engineer, and producer residing in New Orleans. In addition, Rick frequently composes, performs and records string arrangements in collaboration with clients and other musicians.
In 2002, after graduating from the University of North Texas (link), Rick caught the attention of Tim DeLaughter, formerly of the band Tripping Daisy, who hired Rick as the violinist for DeLaughter’s newest musical project, the orchestral rock band The Polyphonic Spree. Rick has also toured both nationally and internationally with several other bands such as The TwilightSingers, and The Afghan Whigs.
In 2011, Marigny Studios officially opened for business, and to date, Rick has engineered, produced and collaborated on albums with a variety of musicians, songwriters and producers. This impressive roster of clients continues to expand, and encompasses musical genres including classical, jazz, indie rock, rap, country, etc. This versatility allows Rick to move seamlessly from one genre to another creating stellar musical results. In 2020, Rick won a Grammy in the category of Best Regional Roots Album for his engineering on The New Orleans Nightcrawlers’ record entitled “Atmosphere”.Rick has also lent his engineering and performing talents to the soundtracks of a variety of films including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Thumbsucker(2005), Mythosis, a Spanish short film directed by Alvaro diaz Palacios, and Selfless (2015), directed by Tarsem Singh. In 2020 Rick scored the movie Moriah, and in 2022 scored Off Ramp, both directed by Nathan Tape.