"Master of the acoustic guitar" - Lord Litter Radio Show
"He's alone in his genre - there's no one else like him." - Shenandoah Valley Blues Bash
"Nevels' guitar style is fast and free. Combine
bluegrass and acid jazz, or perhaps the sound of a
steaming locomotive. Highly recommended.."
Bryan Baker, GAJOOB
"Travis Nevels plays guitar on his own terms,
and caters to a rougher audience.
Freestyleguitar is very good."
"American Freestyle Fingerstyle Guitar - this self taught musician has cut
his teeth doing street gigs and pool rooms in Southern redneck bars
and you can almost hear the pool cues dropping onto the felt in disbelief"
"Aggressive, unorthodox fingerstyle wins fans...
banjo rolls, alternate tunings, power riffs,
and his own patented fingerstyle-flatpicking...
Some really fine music here."
Guitar 9 Records
"Travis Steele Nevels debut CD is a gem of a recording that emphasizes the piercing tonality of Nevel's unique approach to the acoustic guitar. Each of the ten selections on this disc showcase a variety of techniques including banjo rolls, hammer-ons, pull-offs, two handed tapping, string-bending, percussive banging and altered tunings. Every track is imbued with an aggressive attack. There is an edgy fire throughout this well crafted disc..."
PauseRecord, Ted Silverman
“Not since John Fahey or Leo Kotke has this kind of guitar been heard.”
Pops Walker, Acoustic Blues Artist
“The best guitar I've heard in a while, that wasn't amplified!!”
Freestyleguitar II Reviews
"This guy's pretty damn tight."
"Very different from a Leo Kottke style, but equally jaw dropping....."
"Freestyleguitar II, Travis on solo finger style cook
with quick precision hammer-ons and pull-offs that
set a new standard for modern boogie blues"
"Freestyleguitar II is full of absolutely awesome finger-picking,
guitar beating, and all sorts of wildness. Very impressive stuff!"
Temple of Blues Review
"Incredible, Powerful, Magical...."
“Awesome! There's not enough stars to give for this stunning recording.
It is quite possibly the most intensely power guitar music I've ever heard.
Totally awesome tunes-I'm hooked! Please record more!!!!”
"I'm always on the lookout for fine folk musicians and fingerpickers, but somehow I never came across
Travis Steele Nevels. Pure dumb luck though shone down upon me, and he ended up playing at a house
concert of mine opening for Pops Walker (another fine CD Baby artist). This CD is overall better than
the previous CD, but both CD's have stellar tracks. Song, "Manowar," is my personal fave from this album.
A genuinely nice guy who is worthy of your attention."
"Amazing music for an astonishing musician - you have to listen!"
"One of the greatest things about a guitar is the diversity of sounds you can derive from this wonderful instrument.
While I heard of other finger style music, this one is worth listening to and adding to your music collection. Travis
adds a texture of sound that is so unusual in this type of music, that it adds character to this great work of art.
Listen and enjoy!"