"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

Mar29

Beachfire Bar & Grill

Beachfire Bar & Grill, San Clemente, Ca

w/ Olivia Pierson

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Mar28

Cafe Boogaloo

Cafe Boogaloo, Hermosa Beach, ca

w/ James Harman band

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Mar27

Bing Crosby's

Bing Crosby's, San Diego

solo 7-10pm

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Mar26

Humphries Backstage Lounge

Humphries Backstage Lounge, San Diego

w/ my band

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Mar25

Lestats Coffee

Lestats Coffee

buddy wuddy show w/ Robin Henkel, Billy Watson, Olivia Pierson, Anna Troy and Troy Sandow!

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Mar24

Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub & Grill

Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub & Grill, Carlsbad, CA 92008


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Mar22

Viejas

Viejas

swing dance competition w/ Billy Watson band.

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Mar21

Bing Crosby's

Bing Crosby's, San Diego

solo 8-11pm

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Mar21

Coyote Bar & Grill

Coyote Bar & Grill, Carlsbad, Ca

duo

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Mar20

Iva Lee's

Iva Lee's, San Clemente, Ca


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Mar18

Coyote Bar & Grill

Coyote Bar & Grill, Carlsbad, Ca

w/ Olivia Pierson band 6-10pm

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Mar14

Miramonte Winery

Miramonte Winery, Temecula, Ca

w/ my band

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Mar7

Langham Hotel

Langham Hotel, Pasadena

w/ James Harman band

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Mar1

Swing Dance Competition

Viejas

w/ Carl Sonny Leyland trio, me and James Harman!! Don't miss this! 6-9pmwww.davidpatrone.com/swingdancecompetition/

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Feb28

Blue Dog

Blue Dog, Lakewood, Ca

Fronting the Johnny Rover band!

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Feb27

Zoey's Cafe

Zoey's Cafe, Ventura, Ca

trio w/ Kim Wilson and Larry Taylor!! 7-9pm www.zoeyscafe.com

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Feb26

Special show w/ Kim Wilson!

Iva Lee's, San Clemente, Ca

duo w/ Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson!! Special dinner show
The cost per ticket is $ 40.  Limited Seating Available. Beverages and Gratuity are not included in the ticket price. For Advance Tickets, call (949) 361-2855

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Feb25

New Village Arts Theatre

New Village Arts Theatre, Carlsbad, Ca

This is the best possible venue right now to see us perform in So. Cal! My band w/ Susanna Kurner opening! This girl can SING!!!

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Feb24

Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub & Grill

Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub & Grill, Carlsbad, CA 92008

solo 7:30-10pm

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Feb21

Miramonte Winery

Miramonte Winery, Temecula, Ca

w/ Billy Watson band 7-10pm

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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