Arthur had the honor of being part of the "We Are Not Afraid " video and campaign.

You can read about the campaign and see the video by clicking on the link below.

Rolling Stone "We Are Not Afraid" article

Arthur performed at "Wailin' for Walter" (a benefit concert for blues guitarist Walter Trout) at the Ukranian American Cultural Center of New Jersey.

Here are some links to the performances

Hell of a Nerve

Better Deal

Daddy Long Legs

During the Storm

Jamming with Debbie Davies

Walter has undergone surgery and is doing well, and the benefit was a success.



Shemekia's CD "33 1/3", which Arthur performed on, was nominated for a Grammy.

Clem Richardson wrote a very, nice feature on Arthur in The New York Daily News

Arthur Neilson was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on December 4, 2011

The Shemekia Copeland Band made their debut at Lincoln Center November 10 and 11th.

For Legendary Blues Cruise fans, Arthur performed with Shemekia Copeland on the January 2012 and 2015 sailing

Arthur played guitar, along with Hubert Sumlin, on Kirsten Thien's "Delicious" CD

Arthur has had several very successful tours in Europe promoting his last CD "Hell of a Nerve"

In 2009, Arthur worked on Shemekia Copeland's "Never Going Back" CD, and they continue to tour together

He was thrilled to be a part of "King Family Christmas", a Christmas CD that is to benefit displaced musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans

Arthur, also an accomplished bassist, played upright bass on Dave Gross' "Take a Gamble" CD

Arthur played guitar on Debbie Davies CD "All I Found"


Arthur was seen with Shemekia Copeland on PBS in Martin Scorsese's "The Blues"

They appeared in the Wim Wender directed "The Soul of the Man".

Arthur and Shemekia can also be heard on the soundtrack CD performing J.B. Lenoir's "God's Word"


In May 2003, Arthur was proud to have been nominated for a WC Handy Award with "The Shemekia Copeland Band" for "Band of the Year"

He was thrilled to see Shemekia's "Talking to Strangers" win "Blues Album of the Year" and "Contemporary Album of the Year". He had a great time working on that album and to see it receive two awards was wonderful.

To top it off, Shemekia also won for "Contemporary Female Artist of the Year"


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