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Fiddler, singer, composer, teacher


Nathan Smith's debut solo album "Let it Rest, Let It Rise" is out and available on all streaming platforms! For the highest-quality downloads, visit:

"Nathan Smith's blend of traditional folk songwriting and old-time chamber music is a refreshing pleasure to listen to, and was a true joy to record. The freedom of interplay between the incredible musicians has made a uniquely exciting and rich recording of beautiful acoustic music."


-Don Kerr, Rooster Studios, Toronto, ON (Producer, Engineer - "Let It Rest, Let It Rise")

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Vinta - The Heron's Rookery
Vinta - Dinosaur Medley
Smith & Stam - The Jasper Set
The Barrel Boys - "The Lakeview Dance"
The Barrel Boys - "Mainline to the Heart"


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Nathan is a fiddle player and singer currently based in Smiths Falls, ON, by way of Toronto and his hometown of North Bay. His upbeat and soulful original compositions combine a wealth of bluegrass and old-time experience with his upbringing playing Celtic and traditional Canadian fiddle music. He is in high demand as a performer, teacher, and session player. He performs regularly with a number of touring ensembles, including bluegrass band The Barrel Boys, banjo-picking songwriter Hannah Shira Naiman, and dynamic acoustic trad quartet Vinta.

Nathan's debut solo album, "Let It Rest, Let It Rise" was released in February of 2020. It features an ensemble of veteran Toronto folk musicians and a full complement of his original material. Nathan's evocative lyrics and melodies roll over hilltops, echo off mountainsides, and flow down freshwater streams to excite the ears and touch the souls of audiences across Canada.



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