Nathan K. (Of Stepdad) Releases New Album

Nathan K. is an experimental folk musician from Michigan. His debut record “Newspapers & Prayers” was recorded by veteran producer/engineer Jim Roll (Breathe Owl Breathe, Frontier Ruckus, Chris Bathgate). Over the past few years, Nathan has played hundreds of shows, touring the US non-stop and garnering significant attentionin the underground music community. His 2nd full length record “Dishes” was released digitally on June 26, 2012. Nathan is also a member of pop group Stepdad (Black Bell Records).

Recorded in the winter at a hospital in Michigan. In the middle of a tour, I had to come home early to be with my grandfather who was dying, and at his request, and I sang and played guitar, violin, and
banjo for him during the last few weeks of his life. During the nights, when I couldn’t sleep (I slept at the hospital), I recorded on a 4-track recorder to pass the time in the waiting room. After the funeral, I resumed the touring. I forgot about these recordings until it came time to record my 2nd full length. Choosing to record this project with Darin Rajabian (Nightlife), who asked if I had any rough cuts of the songs I intended on recording. After listening to the recordings from that winter, he insisted that these were, in-fact, the album tracks. I added bass to some of the tracks, and he set about thetask of mixing the tracks and turning them into a cohesive record which we titled, “Dishes”.

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