Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Nathan Kalish
Nathan Kalish is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, and wandering storyteller. Born in Milwaukee, WI, to missionary parents, he was moved around for most of his formative years. By the time Kalish had graduated high school, he had already lived all over the Midwest, as well as Western Europe and directly after the wall fell in Eastern Europe.” He then spent over a decade performing music across both, playing bars and Honky-Tonks for 200+ shows a year. Now he lives and creates in Nashville, TN.
On his latest full-length album, Great Big Motel Bed in the Sky, Nathan explores Loss and Love while being accompanied by his band The Derechos. It’s an imperfect lyrical balance between Sincerity and Absurdity, with a sonic mix of Harmony and Grit. Produced by Kalish, this Is a 10- song effort tracked in 3 days at Trace Horse Studio and mixed by Kalish at the Maroon Lagoon. It is inspired by Psychedelic Folk-Rock, and Cosmic Country sounds from the United States of Americana and beyond.
Nathan’s extensive back catalog of independent releases and hard-touring work ethic has landed him on stages with Lucinda Williams, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Lucero and many other current and legacy acts. As a result, he’s earned accolades from Rolling Stone Country, Billboard, American Songwriter, Saving Country Music, and several other international press outlets. In addition, his writing has been compared to Tom Petty, John Prine, Gram Parsons, and Paul Westerberg.
Even with unexpected curves and bumps in the past two years, Nathan Kalish’s committed relationship with the road is one that still has many more miles to go with a busy 2022 planned. Great Big Motel Bed in the Sky will mark an important chapter in Kalish’s creative journey, which is constantly in transit.
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