Music at the Dancing Fish: Nathaniel Talbot
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About the Event
Nathaniel Talbot will be joined by bassist Keegan Harshman for an evening of original songs, covers and instrumentals. Switching between electric lead and acoustic fingerstyle guitars, the duo will traverse the entire, messy landscape of 'roots' music.
It’s a busy life for songwriter and farmer NATHANIEL TALBOT, who runs an organic vegetable farm and seed company on Whidbey Island, in Washington State’s Puget Sound. When not out cultivating onions on his solar-powered tractor, he’s inside cultivating songs that are rooted in the earth and American traditionalism.
Raised in the wooded foothills southeast of Portland, OR, the big firs and wide farmscapes of childhood made a life-long impression on Talbot’s songwriting. “The natural setting imprinted on my sense of self, and populated my brain with the imagery and storylines that would later manifest in my songwriting.” He began learning piano at age seven, started a punk rock band at thirteen, and quickly thereafter began steeping himself in guitar-driven sounds of Kelly Joe Phelps, Elliott Smith, Bill Frisell and other Pacific Northwest heroes. Over the next 15 years, Talbot honed an approach to songwriting and storytelling, driven by his complex, yet delicate, fingerstyle guitar work, which earned him a distinct place in the northwest folk scene.
This event is by reservation only and a portion of the $20 admission fee will go to Whidbey Island Nourishes (WIN)