"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

Sep15

Mediterranean Cafe

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Mediterranean Cafe, Carlsbad, Ca

 w/ Olivia Pierson for her sister's going away party! New restaurant in the Village Square shopping center behind Coyote

Age limit: All ages

Sep12

Poor House Bistro

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Poor House Bistro, San Jose, CA

trio w/ special guest June Core on drums!

Age limit: All ages

Sep11

Pour House Brewery

Pour House Brewery, Paso Robles, CA

Duo w/ Troy pasopourhouse.com/

Age limit: All ages

Sep4

Miramonte Winery

Miramonte Winery, Temecula, Ca

w/ my band

Age limit: All ages

Aug30

Iva Lee's

Iva Lee's, San Clemente, Ca

Duo w/ Kim Wilson, special dinner show. Call to reserve seats.

Age limit: All ages

Aug28

Iva Lee's

Iva Lee's, San Clemente, Ca

w/ my band

Age limit: All ages

Aug26

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

solo

Age limit: All ages

Aug19

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

solo

Age limit: All ages

Aug17

radio show!

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KUCI Irvine, ca

Going to be on the air for legendary "Blues Disease" radio show with Jeff Scott on WWW.KUCI.ORG if you don't live in Irvine easily tune in online!!

Age limit: All ages

Aug14

Nautical Bean

Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

Age limit: All ages

Aug12

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

solo

Age limit: All ages

Aug10

New Village Arts Theatre

New Village Arts Theatre, Carlsbad, Ca

w/ Billy Watson band. Part of a month long comedy series at NVA. Gonna be insane!!!

Age limit: All ages

Aug8

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

w/ my band

Age limit: All ages

Aug7

Miramonte Winery

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Miramonte Winery, Temecula, Ca

w/ my band

Age limit: All ages

Aug6

Beachfire Bar & Grill

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Beachfire Bar & Grill, San Clemente, Ca

duo w/ Troy

Age limit: All ages

Aug5

Nautical Bean

Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

W/ Olivia Pierson trio

Age limit: All ages

Jul31

Iva Lee's

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Iva Lee's, San Clemente, Ca

w/ my band

Age limit: All ages

Jul29

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

solo

Age limit: All ages

Jul24

G! Festival

G! Festival

Age limit: All ages

Jul23

G! Festival

G! Festival

solo, workshop. www.gfestival.com/

Age limit: All ages

NEWS!

Europe Tour 3/28-4/9/2012! 

The Rhythm Scratchers have been asked to play the Grand Blues Festival in Lahti Finland on 3/31, where we will also back up harmonica wizard Billy Watson! We have added a few more tour dates also in Finland, Spain and France. Check calander for dates.

Barcelona working vacation! Nov 28- Dec 9th 

 After a successful tour to Spain in September to play the Barcelona Blues Festival, I made several new friends and contacts. When I mentioned to them that I wanted to come back as soon as possible for little vacation in December, within a few days I had 7 gigs booked!! So here I go on what is closest to a musicians vacation! Can't complain at all. 

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.