Nels Andrews is an American folk singer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Known primarily as a folk singer, he served his apprenticeship with obscure but cult blues icon Washboard Williams. In 2002, Andrews was selected as a winner in the prestigious New Folk Competition at the annual Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas. In 2006, won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Troubadour Competition; later that same year he won the Mountain Stage New Song Competition. Andrews frequently appears in concert with A.J. Roach.