August 18, 2011
Golden Rule: Guitarist Jake Nielsen calls his music, a melting pot of everything from Chicago blues to Delta blues to even a little bit of funk, “California blues.”
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Despite a lifetime battle with cerebral palsy, Watsonville’s Jake Nielsen has been able to take his talent on the guitar to sky-high levels.
For Jake Nielsen, cerebral palsy and playing the blues are somewhat interchangeable. “I grew up with hard times,” he says. “It’s hard having to use crutches cause you have to overcome a lot and I ...