James Nash & The Nomads featuring Reed Mathis, Trevor Garrod, and Ernest Carter

Jambase Presents

James Nash & The Nomads featuring Reed Mathis, Trevor Garrod, and Ernest Carter

A Spirit Hustler

Wed, March 13, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

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James Nash & The Nomads featuring Reed Mathis, Trevor Garrod, and Ernest Carter
James Nash & The Nomads featuring Reed Mathis, Trevor Garrod, and Ernest Carter
James Nash is no stranger to musical diversity. As at home with Charlie Parker and Bill Monroe as he is with Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix, the accomplished guitarist embraces the potential challenges of playing multiple genres with both joy and aplomb.
Nash’s broad vocabulary, both as scholar and stylist, has led to a genre-bending approach that has served him well for over a decade as lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter of the eclectic and virtuosic Americana ensemble, The Waybacks. It has also made him a fitting helmsman for the daredevil rock 'n soul escapades of The Nomads, a stellar line-up of fellow adventurers featuring Reed Mathis (bass) and Trevor Garrod (keys) of Tea Leaf Green and Ernest "Boom" Carter drums, known for his work with Bruce Springsteen, among many others.
James’ musical breadth is readily matched by his astonishing facility as a player and dynamism as a performer, leading reviewers to describe him as "graceful but fiery... elegant and colorful... rampantly eclectic" (Guitar Player), and praise his “near-ideal balance of irreverence, chops, discipline, and originality” (Chicago Tribune). His spirited improvisational flights, whether on his Santa Cruz acoustic or Fender Stratocaster, are dazzling to behold, a deft combination of innate musicality and jaw-dropping technique.
James has recorded a dozen albums and performed at countless festivals and venues across the country, serving as bandleader for ensembles with the likes of everyone from Elvis Costello to Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck to Bob Weir, Chris Thile and Jerry Douglas to Darol Anger and Mike Marshall.
A Spirit Hustler
A Spirit Hustler
A Spirit Hustler is a sexy, hepped-up, booze-slingin' ensemble that serves Prohibition swing with a modern mindset. A Spirit Hustler manifested when Tahoe’s finest young singer, Ashley Kepler, sat in with Jimmy Leslie (Shana Morrison, Honey Island Swamp Band) at the 2012 Guitarfish Music Festival. Skies opened. Dreams merged. They shared musical and stylistic visions. An extraordinary upright bassist was essential. James Whiton (Eric McFadden Trio) answered the call. Kepler relocated to SF in March 2013 to focus on ASH. Come witness the Bay Area’s hottest new band rip up its first SF stage!
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/