Nathan Bell + Doghouse Roses, The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, 6th October 2018

For those who seek out excellent music in intimate surroundings the upstairs lounge in Aberdeen’s Blue Lamp is a place to check out. Tonight’s show, from the opening set by Scottish duo Doghouse Roses which was followed by almost two hours from the excellent Nathan Bell, proved that as venues and shows go they don’t … Continue reading “Nathan Bell + Doghouse Roses, The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, 6th October 2018”

Nathan Bell “Loves Bone and Stars, Love’s Bone and Stars” / “Er Gwaetha Pawb a Phopeth” (Angry Stick Recording Company 2018)

Nathan Bell is a working man who now more often than not makes albums. This is the fourth album of the ‘Family Man’ series and is a series of reflective acoustic ruminations on a life being lived and the many strands of society that ebb and flow through that life. Literally the ties that bind … Continue reading “Nathan Bell “Loves Bone and Stars, Love’s Bone and Stars” / “Er Gwaetha Pawb a Phopeth” (Angry Stick Recording Company 2018)”

Nathan Bell announces new albums, UK dates

That’s not a typo – Nathan Bell has announced the release of two new albums which will be out in the UK on September 24th, along with a string of tour dates which kick off at the Performing Arts Centre in Kilbarchan on 4th October. ‘Er gwaetha pawb a phopeth (In Spite of Everyone & … Continue reading “Nathan Bell announces new albums, UK dates”

Nathan Bell + Jack Henderson, Fallen Angels Club, The Admiral Bar, Glasgow, 17th November 2017.

Ten months after he wowed an audience at Celtic Connections, Nathan Bell returned to Glasgow as promised. In the interim he had ditched a proposed album of love songs, electing instead to record a modern protest album, Love > Fear (48 hours in traitorland). Appalled by the election of “a clown,” Bell was like a … Continue reading “Nathan Bell + Jack Henderson, Fallen Angels Club, The Admiral Bar, Glasgow, 17th November 2017.”

Nathan Bell “Love > Fear (48 hours in traitorland)” (Stone Barn Records, 2017)

What to do when you’re a singer songwriter who, after a an early shot at fame petered out, spent a lifetime grafting in business before returning to the music world and slowly carving out a reputation as a commentator on the current stare of the nation only to find that, overnight, the world was turned … Continue reading “Nathan Bell “Love > Fear (48 hours in traitorland)” (Stone Barn Records, 2017)”

New Nathan Bell album due out June

The  Americana artist who’s been described as “the Woody Guthrie we need in the age of globalization” (and God do we need some of him right now), Nathan Bell has announced the release of his upcoming LP, “LOVE>FEAR (48 hours in traitorland)” which will be released on June 30th via Stone Barn Records. Along with … Continue reading “New Nathan Bell album due out June”

Nathan Bell @Celtic Connections. Oran Mor, Glasgow: 2nd February 2017

Nathan Bell , a troubadour in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle, was sandwiched in between two rather noisy acts for this, his Scottish debut. The fans had packed Oran Mor for the headliner James McMurtry and had been warmed up by the opening act, Alice Drinks The Kool Aid. This peculiarly … Continue reading “Nathan Bell @Celtic Connections. Oran Mor, Glasgow: 2nd February 2017”

Dirty Dozen: Nathan Bell

Nathan Bell is a songwriter’s songwriter, a man who has shared bills with legends like Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal and Norman Blake. His concise narratives come wrapped in gorgeously downhome yet ethereal production. He’s got a keen eye for detail, and an unapologetic penchant for the political, populist humanism of his literary heroes … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Nathan Bell”

Nathan Bell announces UK Dates

He picked up glowing 5-star reviews for his latest album (for example “A stand-out album – poetry is coursing through his veins” – Maverick) ‘I Don’t Do This for Love, I Do This for Love’ – winning him more media exposure in the space of a few weeks than he had experienced for a long time,  plus … Continue reading “Nathan Bell announces UK Dates”