Nathan Towne was born in California where he began taking piano lessons from his mother at age 5. At age 8 his family hosted a foreign exchange student from Japan who traveled with an acoustic guitar, showing Nathan cowboy chords and introduced him to guitar greats like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. By age 13, Nathan was playing electric guitar with his fathers' bands...learning the art of the “gig”. At 16, he studied with a jazz guitarist and began cutting his teeth as a solo guitarist all over the Central Coast of California in wineries, restaurants, clubs and private events.
Nathan is sought after for his versatility and innovation as a musician. He is as comfortable in a hard rock band as he is in a jazz ensemble or as a soloist.
In 2009, Nathan met Tony Harmon and began performing and composing with him. Together, they went on to open at the 2015 La Guitarra California Festival for the Romero Quartet and are looking forward to a 2019 performance at the South Bay Guitar Society in San Jose as well as the 2020 La Guitarra California Festival.
Nathan now lives in Northern Michigan where he works as a solo guitarist, composer, recording musician, and music teacher. Also, Nathan is touring and composing as bassist for the international rock band Blind Melon.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Chelsea Newton · Married on 09/09/2017
Wedding Ceremony Guitar
Nathan was AMAZING!! He made our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect. Nathan always went above and beyond; he came to our rehearsal to run through timing etc., and was even willing to learn a new song to accompany our soloist. He was very responsive and always easy to chat with. We loved working with him.Sent on 05/06/2019
Lucas · Married on 09/18/2016
We were so fortunate to find Nathan to play our wedding. He is an incredibly talented musician and his repertoire selection is staggering! Early on in our conversation we knew he was the right fit for the event. He was open to playing acoustic guitar during the ceremony and DJing later on in the night when we switched to dance music. His performance during the ceremony was great and it really elevated the sincerity of the ceremony. Our guests expressed how talented he was and enjoyed listening to his guitar playing. Nathan is also very friendly and approachable, many guests enjoyed chatting with him and you could tell Nathan was enjoying the day. He arrived very early on the day of the event to set up and double check with us with any last minute details. He also came prepared with microphones for the officiant and toasts during the dinner. All in all, Nathan made our event that much more successful!Sent on 09/21/2016
c · Married on 07/29/2016
Nathan not only is a talented guitarist, he is creative, thoughtful, flexible.Our event was a very small, family wedding gathering on the beach. We gave him music from Colombia and his interpretations on the guitar were stunning. He met with us a couple of times prior to the wedding to chat and show us what he had been working on. He performed the ceremony impeccably, getting all the changes at exactly the right time. Most of all he is just a nice person, very fun to have around. He hit it off with the bride's aunt, her singing and him playing some old classics--it was priceless. We would highly recommend Nathan for anyone looking for these qualities in the musician they seek for any event.Sent on 08/13/2016
Nathan Towne Price Rates
Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Dinner Reception all for only $500 on select days during the summer of 2019 (Memorial Day through Labor Day). Contact me for available dates.
Solo guitar music and fine dining overlooking the water and the historic Bay View Association.