"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

Apr25

Adams Ave Roots Festival

Adams Ave Roots Festival

Hawley Blvd Stage, solo

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Apr18

Bing Crosby's

Bing Crosby's, San Diego

solo, 7-10pm

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Apr18

Coyote Bar & Grill

Coyote Bar & Grill, Carlsbad, Ca

3-5:30pm

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Apr15

Coyote Bar & Grill

Coyote Bar & Grill, Carlsbad, Ca

w/ Olivia Pierson Band

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Apr14

Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub & Grill

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


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Apr13

Humphries Backstage Lounge

Humphries Backstage Lounge, San Diego

w/ my band

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Apr11

Bing Crosby's

Bing Crosby's, San Diego

solo 7-10pm

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Apr10

Iva Lee's

Iva Lee's, San Clemente, Ca


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Apr7

New Village Arts Theatre

New Village Arts Theatre, Carlsbad, Ca

Concert w/ my band, Olivia Pierson and Susanna Kurner
www.newvillagearts.org/

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Apr6

Humphries Backstage Lounge

Humphries Backstage Lounge, San Diego

Harp fest benefit w/ Billy Watson and James Harman

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Apr5

Rhythm and Blues Matinee

Belly up Tavern

Blues revue w/ my band, Olivia Pierson, and Billy Watson!! Bring your dancing shoes. 4-7pm $8

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Apr4

Art Museum Open House

Lux Art Museum, Encinitas

W/ my trio www.luxartinstitute.org 12-4pm

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Apr3

Gordon Beirsch Brewery

Gordon Beirsch Brewery, San Diego

w/ Billy Watson Band. Me, Troy, and Marty. My B-day!! 8-11pm

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Apr2

Balboa Rendevous Dance Event

Claire De Lune Sunset Temple, San Diego

W/ Sonny Leyland and Hal Smith

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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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NEWS!

'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.