Nathan’s three piece band the Rhythm Scratchers has forged a cumulative sound that combines elements of 1920's acoustic blues, amplified juke joint hill country, and 1950's uptown blues mixed with 1960's soulful R&B! Influences range from Tampa Red, to B.B. King, to James Brown and the Famous Flames. This is not your average blues power trio that leans towards the much abused "blues rock" formula. Instead each member in the band knows all the nuances of the different feels and tones. Knowing how to get people's attention, Nathan will often go out solo from the bandstand and burst into a frenzied ragtime breakdown that can lead to a washboard solo on his custom LED lit 'Washtar Gitboard'! Another unique aspect of a live show is band mate Troy Sandow. He may start off the set on upright bass while Nathan will play an uptown lead guitar style in the vein of B.B. or T-bone Walker. Then he will switch over to amplified harmonica and Nathan will fingerpick a driving groove on his baritone guitar in the style of R.L. Burnside or Lightnin' Hopkins. Although Nathan's band pays homage to these traditions and has the same quality of musicianship, there is an original and fresh new energy coming from musicians of a much younger generation.

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SOME PERFORMANCE HISTORY:

2019
Calgary Blues Fest, Ottawa Canada 
Kristinehamn Blues Festival, Kristinehamn Sweden 
Ottawa Blues Fest, Ottawa Canada
Terri'Thouars Blues Fest, Thouars France 

2018
European tour to Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands  
Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, Eastern Caribbean 

2017
Tour to Argentina 
Edmonton Blues Fest, Edmonton Canada 
Augusti Blues Festival, Haapsalu Estonia 
Amal Blues Fest, Amal Sweden 
Zwarte Cross Festival, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands 
Tour to Moscow, and St. Petersburg Russia 
 

2016
Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, Winthrop WA
Sunbanks Festival, Electric City WA
Gator by the Bay Festival, San Diego CA


2015

Rose City Blues Festival, Portland OR

Vache de Blues Festival, Villerupt France

Cognac Blues Passions Festival, Cognac France

Jazz in June Festival, Norman Oklahoma

Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise to the Caribbean 

2014

Riverfront Blues Festival, Wilmington, Delaware 

Benicassim Blues Festival, Benicassim Spain

2013

Lucerne Blues Festival, Lucerne Switzerland 

Caceres Blues Festival, Caceres Spain

Moulin Blues Festival, Ospel Holland

2012 

San Felipe Blues and Art Festival, San Felipe Mexico

Festival “Quai Des Blues”, Regneville Sur Mer, France

Lahti Blues Festival, Finland
 

2011
Barcelona Blues Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland OR
Blues Alive Festival, Cuijk, NL
Southern Blues Night Festival, Heerlen, NL
Gator by the Bay Festival, San Diego, CA
 

2010
Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, Winthrop WA
King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena Arkansas
Copenhagen Blues Festival, CPH, Denmark
Doheney Blues Festival, Dana Point, CA
Gator by the Bay Festival, San Diego, CA
 

2009
Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, Winthrop WA
G! Festival, Faroe Islands, Europe
Mönsteras Blues Festival, Mönsteras Sweden
Eutin Blues Festival, Eutin Germany
Kwadendamme Bluesfestival, Holland
 

2008
Edmonton LaBatt’s Fest, Edmonton Canada
Rouge River Valley Festival, Ashland OR
 

2007
Intl. Blues Challenge winner for Duo/solo
Memphis TN
Doheny Blues Festival, Dana Point CA
Rootsway and Novellara Festivals, Italy
Novellara Blues Fest, Italy
Delta Blues Fest, Italy
Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland OR
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, San Diego to Mexico
Blues Bash 4, Taipei, Taiwan
 

2006
Arkansas Blues And Heritage Fest, Helena AK
Doheny Blues Festival, Dana Point CA
 

2005 

Doheny Blues Festival, Dana Point CA
Bay Car Festival, Grande Synthe, France

2003 

San Francisco Blues Festival, SF CA
 

1998 

Long Beach Blues Festival

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