11/23 - Nate Myers & The Aces

at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company

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Doors: 08:00 PM Starts: 09:00 PM - NO COVER cover

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Established in 2001, Nate Myers & The Aces performs to a variety of audiences in the Mid-Atlantic US: private parties, college campuses, concert halls, nightclubs and outdoor festivals. Lead by vocalist Nate Myers and his harmonica, the band creates a loose, casual atmosphere in which everyone can relax and have a good time! Whether the audience prefers to sit back and listen or get up and “sha

ke that thang,” there is something for everyone. On a typical evening, audiences can hear influences from many forms of American music – blues, funk, hip hop, rockabilly, country and improvisation. Nate Myers & The Aces take all these styles they love and weave them into a tapestry of their own.

The band has released four CDs to date, starting with their first self-produced CD, “Rise Above It” (2002). In August 2004, the group traveled to Clarksdale, MS, to experience music they love first hand. While in Mississippi, they went to work in the studio with producer/musician James “Jimbo” Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Buddy Guy, Knockdown South) and called upon the raw and traditional Delta sounds they absorbed. The result was “The Lonesome Plowboy.” Released in the following December, it contains original material from the band and features guest appearances from W.C. Handy Award winner Big Jack Johnson (Big Jack Johnson & The Oilers, The Jelly Roll Kings) and Jimbo Mathus. The track “Chuck Taylor” was featured in the independent film, “The Electric Fire Hydrant” (Last Exit Films), winner of the Excellence In Cinema Award for short film in the 2006 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. In 2005, NM&A released a live CD – “Merc Ace 13 Music Co.” – with tracks taken from performances in ’04-’05.

In May 2008, the band released its fourth CD, “Persist.” This collection of original music displays the band’s growth in songwriting and ability to infuse traditional styles with a fresh, modern sound.

In addition to the four releases from the band, Nate released a solo acoustic CD in November 2007 with a close friend, multi-instrumentalist Tom Rosencrans.

Nate Myers and the Aces’ song, “Porch Light,” was included on the Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania’s “In Our Backyard” CD, which is a compilation of blues artists from PA, MD and Washington, DC. “Porch Light” can be heard on XM Satellite Radio’s Bluesville show.

Nate Myers has been billed with and on occasion, shared the stage with many national and regional artists such as Kansas, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, G Love & Special Sauce, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Big Jack Johnson, Jason Ricci, Steve Guyger, Dennis Gruenling, E.G. Kight, The Nighthawks, Bruce Katz, Billy Price, Carey Bell, Ben Andrews, Robin Trower, Rod Piazza, Luther Allison, E.C. Scott, Chris Thomas King, Michael Burks, Paul Rishell & Little Annie and many others.

In January 2006, Nate Myers and the Aces represented the Billtown Blues Association (Williamsport, PA) as a semi-finalist in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Nate & the band returned to Memphis to compete in the IBC in Feb 2012, representing the Blues Society of Central PA (Harrisburg, PA).

The band was selected as a finalist in the Blues Festival Guide’s “Blues Artists On The Rise” and was featured in their e-newsletter (12/5/2008, Vol. 3, Issue 46).

In addition to their regular performances, Nate Myers & The Aces are active in charity work. The band organizes and hosts an annual event, “Harpapalooza,” which features harmonica players from the Mid-Atlantic – backed by The Aces. The concert has been a huge success, raising thousands of dollars for Diabetes research and continues to grow every year! The band also performs at and helps to raise money for PA Vent Camp, a camp for ventilator dependent children.

The wide variety of styles, energy and sincerity in the music of Nate Myers & The Aces allows them to fit into nearly any musical genre. Blues festivals, rock shows, jam band campouts, dance parties, hot rod and motorcycle shows, movie premieres, formal events….you name it, NM&A has performed and won over audiences everywhere!

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