“One of my favorite ways to perform has always been with upright bass, acoustic guitar, fiddle, and vocal harmony,” musician Jeremiah Nelson told A.V. Club Madison last year. “It’s really fun, because it’s a band and it’s not deafening. But it’s always been a challenge for me, from a recording standpoint, to do something so stripped down. I think it’s largely a vocal thing, where I don’t like hearing my voice that exposed. Ever since I’ve been recording, I’ve done mega, mega layered things. That’s something I’m still working on—maybe not a string band per se, but something minimal. I think it’s really good to stretch in all directions.” And Nelson is quite the pro at being stretched in all directions yet maintaining a strong presence all the while — since the reedy age of seventeen, Nelson’s been involved in loads of musical projects, the most visible being Patchwork. Currently off and concentrating on his solo material, Nelson is set to forge another road of recognition as one of Wisconsin’s most prolific young songwriters. Tune into 91.7 FM WMSE for tonight’s Local/Live at 8 p.m. to hear for yourself (stream online at WMSE.org or catch the archived performance *here*).