Nathan Bell

Award winning songwriter Nathan Bell is known for his straightforward yet poetic lyrics and expert musicianship. His stories are of everyman, sung with honesty and empathy. Bell never leaves the listener without, as Cohen wrote, “the crack, where the light comes through.”

A master guitarist, Bell performs solo, allowing his instrument to turn his poetry to song, metaphors to melody. No Depression Magazine described his live performance during SXSW as “something very special and rare.”

Bell’s career developed in the mid-80’s as part of the acoustic duo Bell and Shore. Bell and Shore’s album, “El-Ranko Motel,” released in 1988, is considered by many to be one of the albums that helped create the Americana genre, receiving critical acclaim from Rolling Stone.

The Family Man Trilogy, Black Crow Blue, Blood Like a River, and I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love (working and hanging on in America), received critical acclaim and extensive radio airplay. All three albums have appeared on multiple yearly top ten lists, with I Don’t Do This For Love debuting at Number One on the highly-regarded Euro-Americana Chart.