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​0​2/23 - Calvary Baptist Church

Petal, Ms. 

04/28 - The Wheelhouse

Port Neches, Tx. 

​​04/13 - DaBayou

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

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

​​03/17 - Pine Hill Festival

Wiggins, Ms. 

​​03/23 - DaBayou

Ocean Springs, Ms. 

04/29 - The Wheelhouse

Port Neches, Tx. 

​0​2/24 - Bluesville

Lucedale, Ms. 

​​03/04 - The Original Point Rest.

Perdido Key, Fla.  (Sandy Roots Benefit)

​​​​​​​​​Triple D (Double Dee Dates) 

03/31 - The Wheelhouse

Port Neches, Tx. 

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

Jon Burns at

            The musical collaboration of husband and wife singer-songwriters, Darwin and Dana Nelson known as "Double Dee" (aka: The Mayor & First Lady of Lucedale, Ms.) 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 seven albums since 2006, including their most recent "Adjust The Sails", produced by their friend and legendary singer/songwriter/producer Keith Sykes from Memphis, Tenn. They have been touring in promotion of their new album since the spring.  They are 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, "Six 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.

            In 2014, the Nelsons (along with co-writers Taylor Craven and Mailboat Records recording artist Matt Hoggatt) had their song "Workaholic in Recovery" featured on Sirius XM Margaritaville Radio.  It was the title cut on Matt's album produced by Sykes also.

            Darwin and Dana were finalists in the 2012 " 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 sixth CD won the "Director's Award" in the 2013 " Songwriting Contest".  In 2014, their song "Mississippi Sound" was selected to be on a Mississippi compilation album produced by "Silver Creek Records" out of Nashville. "Music City Roots Show " featured two"Vietti Chili" jingles (Christmas & Valentine) written by the Nelsons, Hoggatt and Craven in December 2015 & Feb. 2016 in Franklin, Tn. Additionally, Darwin was a "Texas Troubadour" finalist in Oct., 2015.

            Darwin and Dana are both 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".

​​03/10 - BBQ & Blues Fest.

Biloxi, Ms. (Beauvoir)

​0​2/14 - Aztecas

Gautier, Ms. 

​​02/28 - Aztecas

Gautier, Ms. 

04/01 - The Wheelhouse

Port Neches, Tx. 

​0​2/09 - Tiki 

Gautier, Ms.