Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Alternative pop with shadings of folk and country
Most recent release, Key Principles (2007)
The Nathan site (down as of July 2016)
Björk, The Sundays, Innocence Mission
Nathan's music is spirited and fun. Their unusual approach to it is refreshing. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Comments about live performance:
I saw them at Folk Alliance in Nashville. A band from Manitoba Canada composed of two young girls, one who plays guitar, and one who plays accordion, plus drums and bass (though they weren't there in the showcase I saw). They caught my attention with their cover of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams". Very high energy, very fun, and very friendly and enthusiastic. More indie-pop sounding than traditional folk. (2/03, email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
See The Nathan site
Keri McTighe—vocals, guitar
A bewitching little album. The vocal stylings are rather like Björk, but the music is not like hers.
2007—Nettwerk—0 6700 30539 2 1
Keri Latimer—vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, theremin
Howard Redekopp—backing vocals, piano
Nathan and Howard Redekopp
I don't know if I've ever heard such cheerful alt-country-folk before. At least in sound. Lyrically, the songs are reflective, somewhat melancholy, or wistful maybe. And the band does moody well too. "The Wind" is lovely and haunting, with eerie wind noises. It's directly followed by "You Win," a 2/4 toe-tapper with brass accents. And that's followed by the circus waltz "Key Principles of Success." It's wonderful and different and fun, and if this description sounds at all intriguing, you'll want to check it out. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Keri McTighe was formerly in the band Special Fancy with Christine Fellows.
Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell and JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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