about nathan

Chosen as THE best young guitarist by the Dallas International Guitar Festival in 2021! Despite his young age of 18, Nathan has been performing with his own band for almost 6 years. He was gifted his first guitar at the age of 2 by his grandmother and it was love at first sound. His natural ability for recreating the songs that he heard became evident by the time he was 5 when Nathan's "old soul" found that there was no music that resonated more for him than the blues.  From Robert Johnson to BB King to Elmore James, he listened intently to their varied styles and eventually found his passion in the blues-rock realm with its aggressive licks and riffs. In 2016 he represented as a youth in the International Blues Challenge and in 2018 he was chosen Junior Bluesman of the Year by the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society.  

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Recording session in la

Nathan traveled to Los Angeles, CA, to record with the best of the best...Kenny Aronoff on drums and James LoMenzo on bass. The recording took place in Kenny's personal studio, Uncommon Studios LA, in North Hollywood.  Kenny has toured with...

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Reviews

Nathan Pope from North Carolina...He’s only 15 and he’s like the second coming of Joe Bonamassa.”

- Dave Tellmann, my Dayton Daily News

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The Nathan Pope Band. I've seen the "next wave" of musicians that are coming. It's going to be ok people, the CRAP will fade and be replaced with real talent! Please support this band if you have a chance.

- Kim Shomaker, Shomaker Guitars

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There IS hope for performance based music ... especially the blues.

- Max Dearing, Dark Pines Studio

 

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Eric Gales with Marvelous Funkshun

Rizzo's, 6353 Cephis Drive, Clemmons

Nathan will be sitting in for some songs with Marvelous Funkshun as they open the show for the incomparable ERIC GALES!! It will be a full night of some of the best music you'll find. Get your tickets NOW!!

$15 - $100