Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt are excited to play at the Philadelphia Folk Festival! We'll play during the daytime of Friday, August 14. Come join us at one of the country's biggest folk festivals, with Lyle Lovett, Arlo Guthrie and Bruce Cockburn as headliners.
For everything you'd want to know about Nathans & Ronstadt, that duo now has a mini-Website on Michael Ronstadt's page. Visit www.nathansandronstadt.com. But there's still plenty of good stuff here, too, including our gig listings, as well as Aaron's solo work.
Aaron and Michael were on the Folk Show with Gene Shay on WXPN -- two weeks before the legendary folk DJ is set to retire. You can hear the replay of the broadcast here, at The Key, the live portion of the show starts at 1:11.
We're on the home page of nodepression.com with John Apice's way-positive review of "Crooked Fiddle."
The new album just got a great review in Sing Out! Magazine, which has chronicled the folk scene for nearly 65 years: "Throughout the songs are stirring and they leave you thinking. A thoroughly satisfying and stimulating effort."
"Crooked Fiddle," the new album from Aaron Nathans & MIchael G. Ronstadt, is for sale on CD Baby! Buy it here or at an upcoming show.
We're excited that "Crooked Fiddle" has begun getting radio spins on folk radio around the country. We'll have the CD available at all the shows we'll be playing over the coming weeks, culminating with the Oct. 10 release. You can place an early order for the album with CDBaby.
There are lots of new dates up on the calendar, in PA, NY, DE, VA and NJ, to celebrate the upcoming release of "Crooked Fiddle." The Kickstarter has ended successfully, and we'll be mailing out the CD's to the Kickstarter supporters just as soon as we get them back from the factory.
The name of the upcoming Nathans/Ronstadt duo album is "Crooked Fiddle." If you'd like to be among the first to hear it, please consider making a pledge to our Kickstarter campaign to help get this music out into the world...
Michael G. Ronstadt and I are completing a new recording project! We're hoping to have it available this fall. It's full of new songs, written separately and together, as well as some older stuff we hadn't gotten around to recording until now. And one cover song... Lots of cello. I like it. I hope you will too. We're booking some dates for this fall to promote it.
I am very much looking forward to playing at the Musical Lairs house concert series in Villanova on June 14!
Can't wait to share an in-the-round show in Bear, Del., with my good friend Marybeth D'Amico on Wed., March 19...
First show in Wilmington with Michael G. Ronstadt in more than two years on March 6!
New songs... new project in the works... new shoes... new shows... same old me. Come on out and join us!
New fall shows are up on the calendar -- Philly, Main Line, Delaware... check 'em out.
Join Aaron at eefoc's cafe in Wilmington on August 16!
Aaron will be opening for Tracy Grammer at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington on Friday, June 21!
Big show coming up in the Washington area! Ronstadt & Nathans open for the fantastic Rod & Annie Capps at Folk 'N Great Music in Rockville, Md. on 5/4! Please send Aaron a message if you're interested.
The big Bruce Springsteen tribute show at World Cafe Live at the Queen on 4/11 will feature some fantastic songwriter friends of mine from the Wilmington area, including Nik Everett, Todd Chappelle, Billy Penn Burger, Leslie Carey, Gina Degnars and Butch Zito. Come see what promises to be an amazing night.
Happy New Year! Some new shows are going on the calendar soon, in Harrisburg, Baltimore, and the center of the universe -- Bear, Delaware...
Aaron's thrilled to be sharing a show with master songwriter Craig Bickhardt at Aaron's first show in Washington, on Jan. 5 at Ebenezer's Coffee House.
Aaron will be the featured artist on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. on the Hootenanny Mini Concert, hosted by Jon Stein, on 93.5 FM WTBQ in Warwick, NY! Streaming live at wtbq.com and on podcast at talentconnections.com.
Ronstadt + Nathans are playing at a bunch of guerrilla showcases at the Northeast Folk Alliance conference, Nov. 9-11.
Come on out and hear Aaron and Jessica Smucker play at the Chestnut Hill Cafe on Oct. 7. It's a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon...
See Aaron and Michael Ronstadt at the Barrington Coffee House on Friday, Sept. 28!
I'm playing at World Cafe Live at the Queen on Saturday night, August 25, opening for Forward Motion and Avi Wisnia! Come on out for a high-energy night of music. Show starts at 8 p.m.
I'll be playing with Michael G. Ronstadt at New York's Caffe Vivaldi on Saturday, June 30 at 8:30 p.m.
Come on out to "The Six" in Wilmington on May 18! Six artists, $6. Come watch Wilmington become music hipster central, right before your eyes...
I'll be opening for Lucy Kaplansky, one of my favorite contemporary folk artists, on March 23 at the Kennett Flash! Also, I'm happy to note that I've been nominated for Best Male Solo Artist and Best Folk/Americana Artist by the Homey Awards of Delaware, sponsored by Hometown Heroes of WSTW-FM.
I've booked a number of dates for spring and summer 2012, including New York, Peekskill, greater Philly, and of course, Delaware. Check out the gigs page for details... I'll share the stage with Carolann and Honor Finnegan on Feb. 15 in NYC!
I'm honored to be opening for Carolann Solebello on Jan. 7... She's a great singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, in the folk tradition, a former member of Red Molly.
Happy Holidays, everybody! We'll see you in 2012.
Last show for a few months is Oct. 6 at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. Come on out to happy hour (5 p.m.). I'll be joined onstage by my friend cellist/songwriter Michael G. Ronstadt.
I'll be opening for my folk idol Vance Gilbert at the Kennett Flash on Sept. 17! He's got a sweet voice, and he's one of the most funny, entertaining people you'll ever see onstage.
I have a great list of shows coming up this summer, with CD release parties in New York (6/26) and Philadelphia (7/15)! Check out the gigs page and come celebrate the release of "Alchemy of Memory"!
I've been accepted to play at this year's Kerrville Folk Festival! This is a big honor and I'm very excited. I'll be in the Sunday showcase of the New Folk Concerts, a series started by Peter Yarrow in 1972. Sounds like someone out there likes the new record... Please pre-order it here!
We have a name for the new EP -- it's "Alchemy of Memory." We're putting the final touches on the music. Please pre-order the record! Your help will make it possible to reproduce and promote the music. If you're willing to donate a little more, we have some awesome extras avaliable. Check it all out right here!
The EP's almost finished! I've been working with my friend and producer, Phil Henry, who's making these tracks sound fantastic. Phil's an incredible singer-songwriter, and I'm honored he put so much TLC into this project. I've got a nice batch of shows shaping up for late spring and summertime - check out the gigs page. More news soon...
The new four-song EP is coming together well... The few folks that have heard the tracks have been very positive. More information to come soon. As we work on finishing it up, I'm actively booking for the spring and summer. And I'm participating in my fifth straight February Album Writing Month, working to write 14 songs in 28 days. I'm working on song #9 now, and I've already taken some of the new tunes out for a spin at area open mics....
I've got a new recording project in the works. This EP will be my first new studio recordings in more than five years, featuring some songs you've come to love from my live shows. Produced by a good friend who's also an accomplished songwriter. Details to come, we're still a ways from completion, but I like how things are coming together.
I'll be playing at the Steel City Coffee House on Friday, Sept. 24, opening for Ray Adkins...
Falcon Ridge was a blast. I took in some great music -- Jimmy LaFave, John Gorka and Tracy Grammer, to name a few -- and played at the Budgiedome (thanks Gordon), the Acoustic Live Stage (thanks, Richard) and some great song circles at campsites around the fest grounds (thanks, Phil!). A week earlier was SolarFest, where I participated in the songwriter competition, and watched my friend Gary Moon take third place. I made a nice bunch of new friends there.
Aaron is one of 10 finalists in the songwriter showcase at SolarFest... The showcase is Saturday, July 17 at noon at the Forget-Me-Not Farm in Tinmouth, Vt.
Join Aaron and pianist Anna Dagmar at the renovated Bellefonte Cafe in Wilmington on Saturday, 6/12...
Come celebrate Tax Day with Aaron in Wilmington on Thursday 4/15 at Mojo13. His one-hour set starts at 8:30 p.m...
Aaron will be opening for his folk heroes The Kennedys at The Kennett Flash on April 9! Check out the gigs page for more details.
Aaron completed February Album Writing Month for the fourth year in a row, writing 15 songs in 28 days. He'll play some at the FAWM showcase in Philadelphia on Sunday, March 7 at Fergie's Pub...
My dear friend and co-writer Dale Kidd passed away on December 12. He was a fabulous writer, a virtuoso guitar player, a great vocal harmonist and a gentle soul. He was an inspiration to countless Wisconsin musicians. I'll miss you...
You can now download tracks from "Same Old You" at Broadjam.
Just click on "Buy Music Downloads".