"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


Calm Before the Storm! Fall 2013 

 Enjoying a mellow last week of Summer with just a few gigs. The calm before the storm before hitting the road for most of the entire Fall! First little tour is with the James Harman band, playing the Sin City Soul fest in Vegas on Sep 17th, then to the Bay area for several shows...

After that off to Spain for several festivals before flying to Finland and Sweden for a tour with some of the finest musicians anywhere including: Tomi Leino, Mikko Peltola, Lars Nasman...Home around October 27 then off to a grand finale in Switzerland where the Rhythm Scratchers meet up w/ the James Harman band for the Lucerne Fest on Nov 14-17!

Spring Tour 2013 in Denmark, Italy and Holland! 

 In Denmark right now for a Spring tour playing solo and with various Danish musicians, while mixing the California Vol. 3 album by Peder Nande. We made the recordings in Oceanside Ca in 2010 with James Harman producing, featuring guests such as Junior Watson, Carl Sonny Leyland, Archie Thompson and Jonny Vaiu. 

After Denamark I'll be heading to Italy to play some shows with Franco Limido and also featuring Veronica Sbergia as a guest on some.

Then the grand finale will be playing at the famed Moulin Blues Festival in Ospel Holland, where the Rhythm Scratchers will be flying in to meet me! 

Signed to Delta Groove Records! Dec 2011 

My band the Rhythm Scratchers have released a new album on world renowed label Delta Groove Records titled "What You Make of it". It was recorded at Sacred Cat Studios and is available now at all finer record stores, anywhere online and at gigs! The album features all Nathan's handmade washboard guitars (except one acoustic resonator track) with band members Troy Sandow on bass, and harmonica, and Marty Dodson on drums, featuring special guest James Harman on one track. Purchase the album directly here at Delta Groove!

Quilter Amp Endorsement Video! 

 I have the honor to be endorsing a new and excting amplifier called the Micro Pro 200 made by Quilter Labs; company better known as QSC by Pat Quilter. These futuristic amps fit my look and sound perfectly as you can see in this promo video: 

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.