about nathan

Chosen as THE best young guitarist by the Dallas International Guitar Festival in 2021!         See the winning performance here

Nathan 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.  


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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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


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


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

- Max Dearing, Dark Pines Studio



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Previous events

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

A Marvelous Affair

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Rootdown, 240 Manhattan Lane, Advance, NC

George Porter Jr. and the Runnnin' Pardners, Marvelous Funkshun, Vintage Astronaut, Nathan Pope, and Dinosaur Church...BAM!!!

Music starts at 1 and goes until 11

Camping, swimming, disc golf

BRING YOUR OWN BEER - we are not serving alcohol

$45 (includes camping)

Down Home Festival

Gary Maverick Farm, 189 Brame Rd , Reidsville, NC

A day of music celebration. We will have several live bands . Please come out and support your local artists. Covid has had a huge impact on the music industry. Plenty of room to social distance . Please bring lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. We will have hot dogs, beer, wine , water and sodas for sale .

Annual Down Home Festival

The Farm, 189 Brame Rd , Reidsville, NC

Due to the rainy weather, this event is now moved to 10/24 starting at noon! This outdoor event is hosted by The Gary Maverick Band w/Artimus Pyle and we are thrilled to be on-board! Limited tickets so purchase them now.


Carrboro Music Festival

The Carrboro Arts Center

We will be livestreaming from the Arts Center for the 23rd Carrboro Music Festival. A link will be posted closer to show date. Join us from the comfort of your living room.

Last Friday Art Walk

Hillsborough Arts Council, 102 North Churton St, Hillsborough, NC

CANCELED but livestream options are being explored. STAY TUNED! - Truly an art walk, the Last Friday Art Walk venues are all located in walkable historic downtown Hillsborough. Park once and enjoy fine art galleries, artist studios, fine jewelers, boutiques, live music, and award-winning restaurants. This month will be a Salute to the Troops with NPB holding down the main stage.