Native American blues guitarist Tracy Lee Nelson originally played punk music in Hollywood, sharing an apartment with D.H. Peligro of the Dead Kennedys. He went on to play with and open for artists like Rita
Coolidge, the Four Tops, Alvin Youngblood Hart, John Trudell, Indigenous, Jewel Akens, and more. In the mid-1990s, he spent some time playing with classic rock band Redbone ("Come and Get Your Love"), after their co-founding guitarist Lolly Vegas had a stroke in 1995.
The former chair of the La Jolla Indian Reservation, his band the Native Blues has featured various other Native American musicians. Solo albums include his debut, 500 Years of the Blues, as well as Indian Reservation (2007) and Commodity Blues (2010).
His seventh studio album Blues Loving Man was recorded on the La Jolla Indian Reservation and at Bigrock Studios in Escondido and released in 2017.