"One of the only guys in the world that can really play the traditional stuff right."
-Kim Wilson

"Of the 65 or so great guitar players I’ve had in my band, since the early 60’s, Nathan James is easily the A#1 hands-down stand-out!"
-James Harman

"Nobody else these days plays so many styles so well, be it old time country blues, low down Memphis or Chicago blues, or even uptown string bending blues."
-Rick Holmstrom

Previous events

May25

Mojo

Mojo, Copenhagen

W/ Ben

Age limit:

May25

Quality World

Quality World, Herlev

Name says it all!! w/ ben

Age limit:

May24

Kingbee Exbluesive

Kingbee Exbluesive, Vejle

w/ Ben

Age limit:

May23

Mönsteras Blues Festival

Mönsteras Blues Festival, Mönsteras

w/ ben

Age limit:

May22

Café Bartof

Café Bartof, Copenhagen

w/ Ben Hernandez

Age limit:

May21

Eutin Blues Festival

Eutin Blues Festival, Eutin

W/ ben

Age limit:

May20

CSV

CSV, Broenshoej

w/ Ben

Age limit:

May20

Iva Lee's

Iva Lee's, San Clemente, Ca

w/ my band. 7-10:30pm

Age limit: All ages

May20

Nautical Bean

Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

kick off for the Summer concert series at the Bean! solo 7-10pm

Age limit: All ages

May14

Ovenpaa

Ovenpaa, Stavanger

w/ Ben

Age limit:

May13

Thime station

Thime station, Bryne

w/ Ben Hernandez

Age limit:

May10

De Gouden Leeuw

De Gouden Leeuw, Dongen

w/ James Harman

Age limit: All ages

May9

Blues Cafe

Blues Cafe , Apeldoorn

w/ James Harman and Gene Taylor

Age limit:

May9

Kwadendamme Bluesfestival

Kwadendamme Bluesfestival

w/ James Harman and Gene Taylor

Age limit:

May7

Cafe bij Claire

Cafe bij Claire, Bocholt

Duo w/ James Harman!

Age limit: All ages

May5

Humphries Backstage Lounge

Humphries Backstage Lounge, San Diego

my band! 7:30-10:30pm

Age limit: All ages

May3

Belly up Tavern

Belly up Tavern

My band, and the Fremonts!! $8 cover. 4-7pm

Age limit: All ages

May2

Bing Crosby's

Bing Crosby's, San Diego

solo

Age limit:

May1

Miramonte Winery

Miramonte Winery, Temecula, Ca

w/ my band

Age limit:

Apr26

Adams Ave Roots Festival

Adams Ave Roots Festival

w/ my band

Age limit:

NEWS!

Fall NW Tour October 12-24 2011 

 Once again the trio is going out on the road for a NW tour this Fall. We will be making stops along the way with dates in the bay area, Ashland OR, Portland OR, Port Townsend WA, Seattle WA, and White Rock BC Canada. We will be tightening up our sound to get ready to return and record a new album! 

Northwest Tour June 24-July 11 2011! 

 Excited to embark on a Summer tour up through California, Oregon and Washington! It will be my trio as a part of the James Harman band for 2 and 1/2 weeks playing clubs and centered around several sets at the illustrious Water Front Blues festival in Portland Oregon. During the Waterfront fest on 4th of July weekend, my trio will be doing a couple sets, I'll be doing a solo workshop, and we'll be playing as the James Harman band on the Main stage and on the night time river boat cruise. This is one of the best festivals I've ever played at! Check out tour dates on the gigs page.

New Solo Cd!! (7/15/09) 

Brand new cd "I Don't Know It" has been released on the Sacred Cat Recording label!! The album features Nathan in many different settings, including his new three piece band, solo acoustic, solo one man band and pairing with a couple special guests. Guests featured are James Harman, Troy Sandow, Marty Dodson, and Olivia Pierson. Nathan also plays every instrument on several songs including: upright bass, drums, harmonica, banjo, and mandolin! Pick up your copy at BLUE BEAT MUSIC or at any Nathan James gig. New songs are now posted and playing on here and on Myspace!

Europe tour announced!! (3/09) 

Once again Nathan will be traveling across the pond this May for a Spring tour in Europe. 1st he'll be meeting up with James Harman and Gene Taylor to play in Holland, and Belgium, then flying up to Scandinavia to play with Ben Hernandez in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.  Check gigs page for exact shows.

Endorsed by Baden Guitars! 

Nathan has recently been chosen to endorse Baden Guitars!  These are finely crafted handmade acoustic guitars.  "I am exctied to be a part of their artist roster that includes blues great John Cephis! Finally I can perform again live with a flattop acoustic guitar that actually sounds like an acoustic guitar when amplified- thanks to the wonderful new Fishman Elipse Aura pickup system."  T.J. Baden has worked closely with Larry Fishman to develop this pickup for their fine instruments.  "The model I chose to play is the A-style Mahogony, which is perfect for fingerstyle country blues playing." check them out at www.badenguitars.com