Artist, songwriter, performer, Nathan Jurries hails from Kansas City, Missouri. Though enjoying many genres, Nathan’s current project focuses on singer-songwriter indie pop/rock with electronic elements. Using looping pedals, Nathan challenges the conventional musical experience by creating a “one man band” on the spot using his acoustic guitar, keyboard, and voice. Nathan takes inspiration from artists such as Beck, Spoon, Queens of the Stone Age, and Hozier, just to name a few.
After becoming a founding member of the music group, American Slim, the band released it’s full length album, Irreplaceable, in 2017. This group allowed Nathan to expand upon his performance capabilities and showmanship. In the beginning of 2018, Nathan began using a loop station to create new songs and perform solo. Within a week, his performances already wowed listeners in various open mics and has since been performing in shows around Kansas City and beyond.
Nathan has played in multiple KC festivals and venues, including The Crossroads Music Fest, Middle of the Map Fest, The 96.5 Homegrown Music Showcase, and the Royals Kauffman Stadium. Along with that, he has also performed in Midwest cities such as St. Louis, Des Moines, Topeka, as well as Austin for the SXSW music festival. In 2019, Nathan traveled across the country playing shows from New York all the way to Boise, meeting new friends along the way. That year also saw the release of his six song ep, “Gap Year,” along with the release of his first music video, “Lonely with You,” in collaboration with Viral Intermedia Productions.
Nathan’s looping project expresses his feelings and experiences in a unique way. Though some lyrics may be vital revelations in his life, he hopes that listeners will make something new out of their meaning, molding it to their existence. His songs touch on subjects such as masculinity, navigating emotional struggle, expectations, and personal experiences. His main goal is to create an experience for listeners and to ideally add value into their lives. With intricate music composition, upbeat performance, and overall fun vibe, Nathan Jurries is bound to make a wave.