​Minneapolis-based songwriter John Mark Nelson delivers a slick, elegant and catchy set of songs on his new album, I'm Not Afraid. It's a warm, easy listen that plays to Nelson's strengths as a writer of tight, effective songs that target the pleasure centers directly as opposed to any sort of delayed gratification. Nelson will hit the road for a handful of Midwestern dates after the album's release.

I'm Not Afraid is due out September 11 and can be ordered here.

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