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Nathan Live From Songs at The Center (Nathan appears at 11 minutes)

Live Review in No Depression Magazine Online

Nathan Bell live at SXSW

Check out Acoustic Guitar Magazine for Nathan's column on guitars and songwriting!
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"The Day After Stonewall Died," a short film that Nathan provided the music and songs for, was awarded first prize at the 2014 Cannes Short Film Festival.

Interview with Heather Tinker from Rusted 38

 Michigan and Northern Ohio in June
The 2015 touring schedule is continuing to come together.
Is he coming to a town near you? Check out the full schedule and details 
With Blood Like a River, Nathan Bell has made an album that at once resonates timeliness and timelessness.

2014 release

Tennessee singer-songwriter Nathan Bell is known for his straightforward yet poetic lyrics, and expert musicianship.  His stories are of everyman, sung with honesty and empathy. Though his subjects are often dark and troubled, Bell never leaves the listener without, as Cohen wrote, ‘the crack, where the light comes through.’

A master guitarist, Bell often performs solo, allowing his instrument to turn his poetry to song, his metaphors to melody. Acoustic Guitar Magazine described his music as “rock-tinged country-folk,” his  voice as “rustic, coupling the grain of Levon Helm with the gruff troubadour lilt of Kris Kristofferson.”

Son of famed poet-laureate of Iowa, Marvin Bell, his early years were filled with the comings and goings of literary giants such as Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel. Instead of picking up a pen, Bell picked up a guitar. 

Sing Out! Magazine called his music
“Powerful stuff…bleak, yet oddly comforting.”

Bell’s records have been played on nationally syndicated stations such as NPR’s Midnight Special and have topped folk/roots charts in the US and in Europe


At The Bottom of Kentucky Preview track from the album, "I Don't Do This For Love, I Do This For Love," scheduled for official release later in 2015. 5.47 MB