"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

Jul24

G! Festival

G! Festival

Age limit: All ages

Jul23

G! Festival

G! Festival

solo, workshop. www.gfestival.com/

Age limit: All ages

Jul21

Blue Burn dance event

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Waid's Haitian Cuisine

solo

Age limit: All ages

Jul19

Winthrop Blues Festival

Winthrop Blues Festival, Winthrop, Washington

Age limit:

Jul18

Theatrix

Theatrix , Escondido , Ca

w/ my band

Age limit: All ages

Jul18

Winthrop Blues Festival

Winthrop Blues Festival, Winthrop, Washington

Age limit:

Jul15

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

solo

Age limit: All ages

Jul11

New Village Arts Theatre

New Village Arts Theatre, Carlsbad, Ca

w/ my band and Susanna Kurner!!

Age limit: All ages

Jul10

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

w/ my band

Age limit: All ages

Jul8

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

solo

Age limit: All ages

Jul5

Library Concert

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Encinitas Library

solo

Age limit: All ages

Jul1

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

Olivia Pierson trio!

Age limit: All ages

Jun28

Beachfire Bar & Grill

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Beachfire Bar & Grill, San Clemente, Ca

w/ Olivia Pierson trio

Age limit: All ages

Jun28

Belly up Tavern

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Belly up Tavern

"Lowdown to Uptown" concert w/ my band and Blue Largo! 4-7pm

Age limit: All ages

Jun26

Iva Lee's

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Iva Lee's, San Clemente, Ca

w/ James Harman!

Age limit: All ages

Jun25

Beachfire Bar & Grill

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Beachfire Bar & Grill, San Clemente, Ca


Age limit: All ages

Jun24

Nautical Bean

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Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca


Age limit: All ages

Jun21

Coyote Bar & Grill

Coyote Bar & Grill, Carlsbad, Ca

Father's day!! 2-4:30pm

Age limit: All ages

Jun20

Miramonte Winery

Miramonte Winery, Temecula, Ca

My band, 7-10pm

Age limit: All ages

Jun19

Nautical Bean

Nautical Bean , Oceanside, Ca

w/ my band 7-10pm

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.