Hear the 2 Hour Boxing Day Special on Celtic Radio (Glasgow) here. The links are good for 30 days.
Nathan Bell on stage at St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow Americana Festival 2018.
It will feature a live recording of his wonderful show at St Andrews in the Square during this year’s Glasgow Americana Festival.
His albums and gigs have boosted his audience considerably in Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe in the past couple of years.
Nathan played live for the very first time on this side of the Atlantic in an interview and session with our presenter, Mike Ritchie, during Celtic Connections 2017.
Nathan has gained a deserved reputation for delivering records that are truthful, uplifting, angry, questioning and downright hard to ignore, and he has been likened to a troubadour in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle.
Music critic, Paul Kerr is an admirer, describing Nathan Bell as a singer/songwriter whose songs ache with longing, affection and pride, and adds: “With a poet’s voice and a sincere sense of justice Bell is the real deal.”
The family man from Signal Mountain, Tennessee, released two albums in 2018: the studio one is titled, Loves Bones And Stars while Er Gwaetha Pawb a Phopeth is a live set, recorded in Wales in November 2017.
“He is quite simply a powerful, hugely talented and literate singer/songwriter with the knack of getting to the heart of the material he likes to sing about,” said Mike Ritchie, who presents this special programme.
“His guitar playing is mesmerizing, too, and I think the show will appeal to those music fans who like their singer/songwriters to have grit, honesty and something worthwhile to say.”
The broadcast features album tracks, an interview from Celtic Connections in 2017 and the live gig from Glasgow Americana in October 2018, recorded at St Andrews in the Square.
-Mike Ritchie (Americana UK Radio Presenter of the year 2017)
"An excellent return from a spectacular songwriter"- Paul Kerr for Maverick Magazine (reviewing both Loves Bones and Stars and the new Live album!)
"This is Bell live and unvarnished and perhaps that is how he should be experienced. All fire in the belly and world-weariness through a voice box designed by a genius on a six string cloud." - Keith Hargreaves for AmericanaUK reviewing Er Gwaetha Pawb a Phopeth (Live in Wales)