Nathaniel Talbot with Anna and the Underbelly
At the ripened age of 29, this Oregon-grown tunesmith already has 17 years of songwriting and performing under his belt. With influences ranging from prodigious guitar pickers such as Doc Watson, Leo Kotke, and Kelly Joe Phelps, to the more soulful folk poetry of Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch, and Paul Simon, the music represent a unique synthesis of old-time picking and the indie here-and-now. Nathaniel combines complex finger-style guitar work with thoughtful, melodic vocal lines to create a sonic experience that is truly fresh and impactful. His latest group Nathaniel Talbot Quartet, featuring Portland all-stars Sam Howard (upright bass), Russ Kleiner (drums) and Anna Tivel (violin), are helping him push his music, and the folk genre as a whole, to new dynamic depths and altitudes.
Currently, Talbot resides on Whidbey Island in Washinton's Puget Sound, where he continues to write and perform locally. Every few months he connects with Nathaniel Talbot Quartet to arrange new material and tour up and down the West Coast.
His freshman solo album, "Music Box," was written and recorded in 2007 while living in a tiny cabin located in the heart of Oregon's Opal Creek Wilderness. Featuring little more than a voice and guitar, the album highlights Nathaniel's work in it's most distilled form. Live sounds of creaking old-growth trees and leaky cabin faucets are sampled throughout these eight tracks, steeping the listener deep in the environs from which the songs were inspired.
Read reviews of past N talbot projects:
Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17209-album_review_the_physical_hearts.html
OPB - http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/videos/view/301-Portland-folk-group-Sleepy-Bell-performs-for-OPB-Member-Day
Bend Bulletin http://www.bendbulletin.com/article/20091211/AE/912110324/
Portland Mercury - http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/the-physical-hearts-1939-ensemble-and-celilo/Event?oid=3673263
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