Nathaniel Talbot 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.
With a full band, and a broader, more experimental sonic palette, the newest album “The Fabric and the Weave” never ventures too far from the grounding force of Talbot’s clear voice, affecting storytelling and distinctive guitar lines. Talbot currently performs both as an acoustic duo with bassist Keegan Harshman and as an electric trio with the addition of Mickey Grimm on drums.
“Challenging what folk music is capable of, Talbot’s powerful, uplifting voice harnesses a country twang complemented by lush acoustic finger-picking and a violin that feels like it was birthed next to a babbling brook in the mountains” – SEATTLE WEEKLY
“Talbot pushes our understanding of our selves through the intensity of his songcraft. Even the instrumental tracks are enough to make you stop what you’re doing and listen.” – NO DEPRESSION