09/07 - Cobalt

Orange Beach, Al. 

10/24 - Cobalt

Orange Beach, Al. 

​​09/30 - Tiki

Gautier, Ms. 

For Booking info outside the Ala./Ms. Gulf Coast area, contact:

Jon Burns at


​​07/27 - Azteca's Mexican Rest.

Gautier, Ms. 

​​09/03 - Tiki

Gautier, Ms. 

​​08/13 - Tiki

Gautier, Ms. 

​​​​​​​​Triple D (Double Dee Dates) 

  • Staycation3:13
  • Adjust The Sails3:44
  • Reservations3:43
  • Made Up My Mind3:40

"Adjust The Sails"


About Double Dee


10/08 - Tiki

Gautier, Ms. 

​​08/12 - Darwell's Cafe

Long Beach, Ms. 

07/13 - Cobalt

Orange Beach, Al. 

​​06/17 - Azteca's Mexican Rest.

Gautier, Ms. 

08/15 - Cobalt

Orange Beach, Al. 

            The musical collaboration of husband and wife singer-songwriters, Darwin and Dana Nelson known as "Double Dee" has taken them far from coastal Gulfport and their small town roots of Lucedale, Mississippi and carried them across the country where they have created a name for themselves at numerous songwriting festivals, house concerts,and top flight venues.  Darwin and Dana have released six albums since 2006 and continue to be regular Margaritaville performers from New Orleans to Pensacola Beach as well as entertained audiences ages 2-92 at other venues from Texas to Florida.
            They are founding members of the Mississippi Songwriters' Festival and perform at numerous other festivals including the "Frank Brown International Songwriting Festival, the "Smoky Mountain Songwriters' Festival" in Gatlinburg, "Juke Joint Festival" in Clarksdale, "Sixth String Festival" in New Orleans, and the "Cotton Picking Songwriter's Series" in Monroeville, Alabama.
             The acoustic duo has been described by others as Americana/Folk/Gulf Western/Country blending harmonic originals with a Mississippi accent.  These two have opened up for such recording artists as Keith Sykes, Mac McAnally, Ronnie McDowell, Jeff Bates, and Darrell Worley among others.  They have entertained for Parrotheads at pre and post  Jimmy Buffett concerts, festivals and events from Pensacola Beach, and New Orleans to Galveston, Austin and Illinois.
             Currently, the Nelsons (along with co-writers Taylor Craven and Mailboat Records recording artist Matt Hoggatt) have their song "Workaholic in Recovery" featured on Sirius XM Margaritaville Radio.  It is the title cut on Matt's album produced by legendary singer- songwriter Keith Sykes from Memphis, Tn. who is also the producer of the Nelson's next CD, early 2016.
            Darwin and Dana were finalists in the 2012 "thesongwriters.biz contest with their song "Justice Served".  They received an" honorable mention" in 2013 "American Songwriter's Magazine" for their collaboration, "Doin' For Daddy" with co-writer Taylor Craven. "Call It Gumbo", the title cut off of their latest CD won the "Director's Award" in the 2013 "Paramount.com Songwriting Contest".  Their song "Mississippi Sound" was recently selected to be on a Mississippi compilation album produced by "Silver Creek Records" out of Nashville. "Music City Roots Show " will feature a "Vietti Chili" jingle written by the Nelsons, Hoggatt and Craven in December 2015 in Franklin, Tn.
            Darwin and Dana are both recently retired Mississippi Public School teachers:  Darwin: Dr. Ed./Social Studies/Coaching and Dana: Performing Arts.  Additionally, Darwin and Dana have served as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies with Darwin having extensive experience emceeing and hosting public, private and civic events.  The two are now traveling and performing full-time with their original sounds of "Double Dee".

​​06/25 - American Legion Hut

Biloxi, Ms. (SMSNO Event)

​​06/18- Greene Co. Rural Events Ctr.

Leakesville, Ms. (Jimmy Gray Benefit)

​​09/15-09/18 - Ms. Songwriters Fest.

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

​​08/27  - House Concert

Beaumont, Tx. 

​​08/28 - House Concert

Kemah, Tx. 

06/07 - Cosmo's Rest. & Bar

Orange Beach, Al. 

07/05 - Cosmo's Rest. & Bar

Orange Beach, Al. 

07/19 - The Point/Sandy Roots Series

Perdido Key, Fla. 

05/31 - Cosmo's Rest. & Bar

Orange Beach, Al. 

08/22 - Cosmo's Rest. & Bar

Orange Beach, Al. 

08/14 - Home Of Grace

Vancleave, Ms. 

06/08 - Cobalt

Orange Beach, Al. 

06/14 - Cosmo's Rest. & Bar

Orange Beach, Al. 

​​06/16  - Mary C - Songs & Stories, MSA

Ocean Springs, Ms. (CD Release)

​​06/22  - Azteca's Mexican Rest.

Gautier, Ms. 

07/09 - Neches River Wheelhouse 

Port Neches, Texas 

​​08/26  - Neches River Wheelhouse

Port Neches, Tx. 

04/22/17 - Lyon UMC (Juke Joint Fest.)

Clarksdale, Ms. 

09/24 - Writer's Symposium

Picayune, Ms. 

​​07/23 - House Concert

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

06/02- Bluesville BBQ

Lucedale, Ms. (Teresa Leveritt Benefit)

​​07/01 - Tiki

Gautier, Ms. 


​​11/08-11/13 - Frank Brown Intl. Songwriters Fest.

Perdido Key, Fla. 

​​07/15 - Canebrake CC

Hattiesburg, Ms.