"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!

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

'Sweet Little Woman' on HBO!! 10/08 

Nathan has recently had his song "Sweet Little Woman" from the album Carl Sonny Leyland Trio Meets Nathan James and Ben Hernandez" chosen to be on the soundtrack for an episode of Cathouse on HBO.  Supposed to air on Thu Oct 23.