Nathan Bell + Martha Healy
“Gritty and authentic” – The Telegraph
“Really, really special” – Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland
“Powerful – excellent” (5 stars) – Country Music People
“A stand-out album – poetry is coursing through his veins” (5 stars) – Maverick magazine
Nathan Bell picked up glowing 5-star reviews for his recent album, I Don’t Do This for Love, I Do This for Love – a CD that deservedly won him huge media exposure.
And, he ended 2017 on another high after being voted Male Performer of the Year in the Readers’ Poll at the influential AmericanaUK website.
He had made a rare visit to these shores earlier that year for a double bill show with James McMurtry at Celtic Connections, and stunned a capacity crowd into hushed silence when he took the stage at Oran Mor, one of the city’s more rowdy spaces.
Reviewing the performance for AmericanaUK, writer Paul Kerr said:
“It was a raucous crowd that faced Bell when he bounced onto the stage but within minutes he had them transfixed with barely a murmur to be heard, his confident delivery and wry humour demanding attention
“Gruff and tender with a poet’s voice and a sincere sense of justice, Bell is the real deal…do yourself a favour and catch this true American troubadour. You won’t be disappointed.”
Plus special guest: Martha Healy
Tickets: £11 each
Date: Monday 15 October 2018
Doors open: 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm
Location: The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh