Nathan grew up singing in choirs, and learned several instruments thanks to the encouragement of his parents. While in high school and college he helped form the Backwoods Boys, a country/50s band in Northwestern Minnesota. Singing with his sister in that band really helped hone his harmony chops and now prefers singing harmony over lead.
After moving to the Twin Cities he has enjoyed playing guitar with several worship bands. Later, he discovered the jams at the Homestead Pickin' Parlor and festivals provided by MBOTMA. After that, he just couldn't get enough. Bluegrass has an amazing community of musicians, many of which he is fortunate to call friends