Nathan Bell

Friday September 22nd

Doors open at 7:30pm, music starts at 8:00pm

Nathan Bell’s music is like a fine chef’s knife – well honed, powerful, beautifully simple, and cuts right to the bone. Listening to his music leaves you changed. With just a guitar and a harmonica, he can hush a bar crowd. He’s a craftsman in the vein of Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, but with more of a political edge. His song “Names is the best post-9/11 anti-war song we have ever heard, so we can’t wait to hear what he has to sing about our current situation.
Love > Fear (48 hours in traitorland) is an important album with Bell adding to the budding protest against the populist movements that threaten us all. It’s an aural equivalent to Grapes Of Wrath, Sullivan’s Travels, Michael Moore’s Roger & Me and even Orwell’s The Road To Wigan Pier. It sounds great but more importantly it impels the listener to stand up and be counted.” – Americana UK
“Nathan’s songs limn a grim and unforgiving world where grit and hope guarantee nothing. I remember how shaken I felt the first time I heard the album. I have come to treasure Blood Like a River, a sparse, extremely intimate album on which Nathan played and sung everything.” – Sing Out!
$20 suggested donation, which all goes to the performer.
Please email mechanicstreetmusic@yahoo.com to reserve your seat or for more info. Thanks!


Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert

Saturday October 21st

Doors open at 7:30pm, music starts at 8:00pm

Kieran Kane is coming back and this time he'll be with Rayna Gellert. They sound great together!
More details soon.