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Derik Nelson  Singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist on GLEE. Working with my sibs Riana and Dalten to change the world.

In real life, I'm at my desk working. In my mind, I'm still right here. #hawaii #vacationwithdrawals

Morning coffee meanderings. Love it when little songwriting nuggets reveal themselves. Note to guitar players: it's wayyy easier getting your phone IN your guitar than it is getting it OUT
#paia #hawaii #mauiwowie #songwriting #acousticguitar #taylorgsminimahogany #taylorguitars #insideguitar #paradise #guitarnerd #palmtrees #guitarstrings

Maui Wowie, what a view (and I'm not talkin bout that water)!! πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‡
...but in all seriousness, I'm extremely grateful to be in such a beautiful place with such a beautiful person inside and out. There's importance in keeping your personal life private, but there's also importance in letting the world know when you're happy. πŸ’•πŸŒΊπŸŒˆπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠ
#mauiwowie #oceanview #hawaii #paradise #paia

Not a bad place to have coffee. Sorry for the obnoxious vacation photos, but yes, I'm having a fantastic time πŸ˜œπŸŒŠπŸŒΊπŸ˜ŽπŸŒ΄πŸ’•πŸŒˆ
#MAUI #vacation #tidepools #oceanview #pacificocean #hawaii #guyswithcoffee


VACATION TIME! Work hard, play hard. With the new album out for mastering and a massive tour launching in September, I'm trying my best to stifle my guilt and shut off my brain for a week. Any guesses where I'm headed?? 😎

My sibs are off adventuring in Canada while meanwhile I just finished THE FINAL MIXES FOR OUR NEW ALBUM AS A SIBLING TRIO!! There are beautiful folky things, country/rock influences, an epic deep cut in 7/4, and harmonies GALORE! I played all the instruments (glockenspiel and mandolin even make some cameos) and have been recording/producing everything in our studio cave (re: GLORIFIED GARAGE) pretty much heads down since February. I'm excited to emerge from the cave and relearn what social interaction is, and I'll be celebrating the completion of this 12 song project with a very timely vacation next week πŸ˜πŸ˜‡πŸ‘πŸ»
BUT MOST OF ALL IM EXCITED FOR YOU TO HEAR IT!! Stay tuned for some song clips coming soon, and a formal release date to be announced!
#deriknelsonandfamily #homerecording #newalbumsoon

Been grinding out tracks in my studio cave all day. Looking forward to sharing these new songs with you... my proudest artistic efforts to date
#recording #homestudio #audioengineer

Just a guy in pink shorts in a kayak 🚣🏻
πŸ“Έ: @camille_moore πŸ’•

We all have up days and down days. Please join me in sending my sister @riananelson a little extra love today. She is one of the brightest lights in my life, and the world is lucky to have her in it. Tag her in a comment, DM her some pics of cute baby animals, look up the hashtag #ArtByRiana to see some of the beautiful things she's capable of, text her your favorite emoji, or call her up like it's the 90s and tell her why she's awesome.
Seriously, spam this post with @riananelson love. GO! πŸ¦„β€οΈπŸ‘±πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Check my story for a cool trick to add space & depth to drum tracks!
Pictured is my favorite mic, the @chameleonlabs TS-2 #TubeMic. Adjustable heater voltage for all that tube warmth goodness. Designed by #TerrySetter, a local engineer here in Olympia, WA.
#recordingstudio #homerecording #recordingtips #reverbchamber #recordingtricks #drumtracks #snarereverb #recordinghacks #audioengineer #audionerd

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