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Nelson to play at 37 Main

BUFORD -- When twin brothers Gunnar and Matthew Nelson hit the scene in 1990 with their album "After The Rain," they were singing hits like "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" and the title song "After The Rain." Twenty years later, the men have cut their long locks, toured the world and recently recorded the follow-up album to the 90s record called "Lightning Strikes Twice." The two perform at 37 Main on Wednesday, promoting their latest endeavor.

When Nelson came off of the "After The Rain" tour in 1991, grunge had become popular and the two weren't able to create a follow-up record.

IF YOU GO

What: Nelson concert

When: 8 p.m., Wednesday

Where: 37 Main, 37 E. Main St., Buford

Cost: $12 - $30

For more information: Visit www.37main.com

"We were not afforded the opportunity because of grunge, so (this album) is personal to me," Gunnar Nelson said. "It was one of those things. I had the record inside me ... we needed to make a record like it was 1994 again."

Besides working on "Lightning Strikes Twice," Nelson has been playing a hundred shows a year around the world.

"We've been touring like crazy," he said with a laugh. "We're a little busy."

After all of these years, the men enjoying seeing the fans who have grown up with them.

"It's kind of a mind scramble to see the females coming (to the concerts) with their daughters who used to come see us as teens, but we watched our dad (Ricky Nelson) go through the same thing," Gunnar Nelson said. "It's great to play for people from ages 80 to 8 that come to the show."

One thing is for sure: the men are happy where they are now and love the music they are producing.

"Solid music never goes out of style," Nelson said. "You can come to our show for a few hours and forget your troubles."

The show begins at 8 p.m.