I am a 15-year-old with a love for the Blues. I have been playing guitar since I was 5 and was recently featured in Our State Magazine and Yes! Weekly. I have two seasoned musicians to lay down the bass line for me on a combination of rock blues and old blues tunes. We can accommodate any venue from private parties to larger festivals and never fail to WOW the audience with an entertaining performance. Give us a try and I promise you will not be disappointed!
I can also perform solo performances with an acoustic and electric flair or as a duo with my drummer. This type of show is great for small venues or small parties.
Price Range: $400 - $1500
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
Nathan is a young blues guitarist from the heart of North Carolina. He received his first guitar at the age of 2 and was teaching himself to play by the age of 7. He gives credit to his Grandmother, Doris Powell, for her inspiration and love of music. Nathan spent years going to blues jams where he honed his craft under the mentoring of some of the areas finest musicians.
Now at 15, he performs at festivals and venues across the state with a band of his own and has even been featured in Our State Magazine as a blues guitar prodigy. Each summer Nathan ventures to Clarksdale, Mississippi for the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Workshop where he studies under the likes of Bob Margolin, Jonn Del Toro Richardson, Victor Wainwright and Criston "Kingfish" Ingram. In 2016 he represented the Triangle Blues Society in the Youth Showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. His 2017 performances included The Carolina Blues Festival in Greensboro, Centerfest in Durham, Sparkcon in Raleigh, Rowan Jazz and Blues Festival in Salisbury, The Rabbit Hole in Charlotte, Catawba Brewery in Morganton, Sunrise Theater's Blues Crawl in Southern Pines and Fat Frogg in Elon.
Nathan has developed a very supportive fan base that enjoys his unique twist on the classics as well as his own original tunes. He has proven that he can capture audiences in shows from modest indoor corners to large outdoor stages, from 45 minute opening sets to 3+ hour main act performances, from local markets to sharing stages with national touring professionals. Nathan never fails to entertain the crowd and leave them wanting more.
Thanks for visiting his site and we hope to see you at a venue very soon!
Additional Booking Notes
We have back line for instruments and live sound that we can provide for your event. The price quoted will reflect in accordance with how much equipment we have to supply. We do require adequate power supplies for all equipment.
Venues that supply sound equipment and engineer are always welcome and preferred.
Past Booked Events
|October 20, 2018 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Rowan Jazz & Blues Festival|
|October 07, 2018–October 08, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||Pinetop Homecoming|
|October 04, 2018–October 06, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||King Biscuit Blues Festival|
|September 08, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||NPB Benefit & Chili Cook Off|
|August 04, 2018–August 05, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||A Night of Blues|
|June 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Pinetop Perkins Showcase|
|June 09, 2018 • 9:30pm - 11:30pm||Rusted Bucket Tavern|
|May 20, 2018 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Carolina Blues Festival|
|May 05, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Blue Note Grill|
|April 08, 2018 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||PBPS Fundraiser|
|February 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Pinetop Perkins Fundraiser|
|December 03, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||CBS Christmas Party|
|November 04, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Southern Pines Blues Crawl|
|October 21, 2017 • 2:00pm - 9:30pm||Rowan Blues Festival|
|October 20, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Catawba Brewing|
|October 19, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Blues In The Schools|
|October 14, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||90.9 FM Radio Show|
|October 07, 2017–October 09, 2017 • 12:00am - 8:00pm||Pinetop Perkins Homecoming|
|September 30, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Grove Winery|
|September 23, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Fat Frogg|
|September 17, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||SPARKcon|
|September 16, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Centerfest|
|September 09, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||BTCKK Fundraiser and Chili Cookoff|
|September 02, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party|
The Ballad of John Henry
Let The Good Times Roll
Born Under A Bad Sign
You're My Sunshine
Further On Up The Road
High Water Everywhere
Woke Up Dreaming
So It's Like That
No One But Me
Pride & Joy
If Heartaches Were Nickels
I'm Not Alone
Story Of A Quarryman
Just Got Paid (remix)
|Nathan Pope||Guitar / Lead Vocals|
|Bruce Wassel||Drummer Extraordinaire|
Influences & Inspiration
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Sonny Boy Williamson
Adequate power sources
3 mic minimum for drum kit
2 vocal mics
DI for acoustic guitar
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