Nathan
Royal

GUITARIST / BANDLEADER
COMPOSER / ARRANGER

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My story

Since the age of thirteen, my whole life has been filtered through the experience of playing the guitar. It has been my primary and most-consistent motivator. Making a connection with it everyday is as basic and essential as brushing my teeth. That journey of connection through the guitar has taken me to many places and through many forms and styles. Centered around the physical connection with the instrument and a desire to connect with people, travel, and communicate, I have been lead to music that is centered around acoustic playing and community. Old-school swing, jazz, country, bluegrass, and Appalachian old-time are the styles that provide the creative backbone of my music.

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"There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind."

Louis Armstrong

All I Have To Do Is Dream - Live from the Grand Canyon
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Music & Projects

Nathan Royal MusicHave guitar. Will Travel.

I teach, sing, play guitar, compose, arrange, and transcribe. If you need any of those things I'd be happy to work with you!

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Hot house westHot House West delivers hard-driving swing that is beautiful and ecstatic. Rooted in the timeless music of Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington, HHW plays the music with a fresh sound - simultaneously accessible and sophisticated.

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The another brothersThe Another Brothers is an exploration of the brother duet tradition featuring tight vocal harmonies and solid picking from Jack Dwyer (mandolin, guitar) & Nathan Royal (guitar) as they perform new and classic material from the canon of American roots music.

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Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you need a guitar player!

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