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Nathan Montgomery - CD Release Party

Fingerstyle guitarist, Nathan Montgomery is releasing his 2nd solo album on Saturday, April 8th.  This CD, Titled "2-5 Jive" includes 9 original compositons performed as solo acoustic guitar.  Please join us for a celebration at Oak City Grille in Royal Oak.  This party will be a full night of entertainment starting with jazz pianist, Brett Luginbill at 8:30.  Then at 10 pm Nathan Montgomery will do a solo performance including all of the songs from the new cd as well some from his first cd and some never recorded songs.  To close out the night will be National Bird, an acoustic rock quartet, from 11:30 pm to 1 am.  You do not need tickets and there is no cover charge- Just show up and enjoy the music.  Oak City Grille features a full dinner menu and full bar.  For More information about this even visit or
Saturday, April 8th
Music Starts at 8:30 pm
Oak City Grille
212 W. 6th Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

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Bridge Guitar Review of Nathan Montgomery's debut release "For Your Ears Only"


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Nathan Montgomery       For Your Ears Only    2005

With a passion for acoustic guitar Nathan Montgomery plays many styles
like blues, jazz , funk, rock, finger-style, Zen to classical music. In a range
of various techniques, like tapping, slapping, hammer on and pulling off, he
has the ability to fully absorb a listener in various moods. Nathan goes far
beyond any safe territory which many other guitarists do not dare to explore.
In 2002 he graduated with a Bachelor degree in Jazz Performance.Influences
from the late Michael Hedges, Jon Gomm, Kaki King and John Danley can be
heard, but nevertheless Nathan Montgomery has his own rousing signature.
On his album For Your Ears Only he impresses in any area with compositions
which groove a lot ,fantastic harmonics and brilliant percussion which touches
one lower chakra's and sometimes have a hypnotic effect as on Beneath The
Surface. Three Shades of Black show his melody line building abilities and his
knowledge of percussion. One on his impressive enchanting ballads Flowers
Fallen shows he is a top composer with strong melody lines like for instance
Don Ross and Preston Reed excel in. The virtuosity  of playing energizing
songs with a lot of groove gets one fully absorbed as on Maybe Next Time,
Gravel Train and Groove Thing. Pictures of You has a soothing, melancholic
atmosphere which really moves one. The versatility, the composing skills and
the way to entertain surely puts him between the best guitarists on this globe.

Henk te Veldhuis
Bridge Guitar Reviews.

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