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Astrolabi. by Marta MillanNelson Poblete is an author-songwriter and performer Folk. He did most of his artistic career at
Barcelona punctuated by several solo tours, on
scenes from England, Ireland and Scotland, from France,
from Italy, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Since 2016, he lives in Manchester for his continuous learning of Folk. In this highly symbolic city, he has earned the status of a musician and Folk performer, and plays regularly in Irish pubs to immerse himself in his artistic atmosphere.

His influences are Irish Celtic music, American music (Root American Folk Music), Cajun repertoire, Breton folklore and Scottish ballads; and groups like The Dubliners, Try Yann or Djiboudjep. His repertoire includes traditional songs and covers in English, French, Spanish, Catalan and Occitan.

The songs written by Nelson Poblete tell stories, in Spanish and Catalan, addressing various existential issues with humor, nostalgia and poetry. In this way, he offers a singular and critical vision of the world, like the poets singers whom he admires and inspires: Serrat, Bob Dylan, Brassens, Brel, Fabrizio de Andre, Eddie Vedder, Tom Waits, Ewan MacColl, Luke Kelly, etc.

A writer of historical novels and a passionate historian, during his doctorate at the University of Barcelona, ​​he acquired a solid knowledge of medieval Occitan culture, especially popular literature, medieval symbols, and poetry. troubadours.

Since 2007 he been playing with the American musician Ricky Araiza, who accompanies him on the strings (banjo , mandolin, buzouki , acoustic and electric guitar). Together they have recorded almost all Nelson´s albums, and performed on various stages, and in many theatres and concert halls. His album “Live in Narbonne” was recorded live during their performance at the Théâtre Jean Eustache de Narbonne (France) on May 2, 2011.
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Ricky Araiza is a musician born in San Diego, California, who has played with The Byrds,  The Eagles, Eric Clapton, John Denver, Bruce Springsteen and has worked as a studio musician in Hollywood, composing music for several films
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Ricky Araiza in Spain he has been part of groups such as La Vella Dixieland , The Stompers, and Pep Sala band, amongst  others.
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foto NelsonNelson Poblete has a doctorate in history, University of Barcelona, specialising in poetry, medieval symbolism, and popular culture. He has just published his first novel, a historical thriller titled “En Busca de la Tierra Hueca” (In search of Hollow Earth)  for Click Editorial / Planeta, 2014.
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