The Barrel Boys - Jordan
The Barrel Boys - Badly Bent
Nathan Smith and Emilyn Stam - The Jasper Set
Growing up in North Bay, Ontario, Nathan began playing classical violin at the age of six, all the while being steeped in Irish and Canadian fiddling. While studying and playing viola in the University of Ottawa string quartet and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Nathan was also drawn to playing and singing American bluegrass music, and he eventually settled in Toronto to study Jazz and Contemporary Music at Humber College. Soon after, he began singing and playing in his own innovative bluegrass band, The Barrel Boys, who have released two original albums. A skilled and versatile musician, Nathan writes and performs his own traditionally inspired original compositions in addition to playing and singing with Western Swing outfit The Double Cuts, bluegrass dobro legend Ivan Rosenberg, and folk multi-instrumentalist Emilyn Stam.
THE BARREL BOYS |
NATHAN SMITH |