Official Showcase Performer, Folk Alliance International 2015

Kansas City, February 18-22

Official Showcase

Friday, 9:00 PM Pershing North

Nathan will also be appearing at the following select private showcase rooms

Hillbilly Haiku

Room 737

Thursday 10:30 PM with Jon Byrd and Matt Harlan (one hour round)
Friday 11:30 PM (solo)


Thursday 3:30 PM
Saturday Midnight

Access Film Yellow

Thursday 2:30 PM

Access Film Orange

Saturday 1:30 AM

The Old Home Place
Friday 10:30 PM

"The Day After Stonewall Died," a short film that Nathan provided the music and songs for, was just awarded first prize at the 2014 Cannes Short Film Festival.

Please join me at Dirt and Seeds where you'll find archival essays of mine along with the writings of Sam Thompson, Richard Duby, Dena Rash Guzman, and Heather L. Sharfeddin

March 18-22 I'll be at Not SXSW in Austin. You can find all of the pertinent show information at the following link.

Show Schedule

Interview with Heather Tinker from Rusted 38

From the Rec Room Studio Sessions with Missy Raines and the New Hip, engineered by Ben Surrat

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One last chance to see Nathan live in 2014. Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville on December 20th, 6 PM with Annie Mosher, Tony Arata, and Cheley Tackett.
The 2015 touring schedule is starting 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




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