Nathan Brooks
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Nathan Brooks

Naples, Florida, United States

Naples, Florida, United States
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Waiting for Now - 2005 EP
Dream in Truths - 2010 LP (August 2010)



It all started when Nathan was a youngster conducting the church choirs from the pews. By the fifth grade, that love of music grew to include playing bass and piano. While attending Northwest Missouri State University, he picked up the guitar and has been playing and singing ever since. Not long after graduation, Nathan had played countless venues, leading up to the Grand Emporium and Beaumont Club in Kansas City, where his show was crashed by none other than country stars Big and Rich. Nathan released his first EP, “Waiting for Now” in Nashville. The next step? A trip to L.A. to record his first LP in the coming months.

In the meantime, listen in on the conversation below for a few more tidbits about Nathan.

Q: What makes a song great?
A: The song must take me somewhere... must inspire, or push, or aggravate, or leave me with a thought. Songs are extensions of people, which have more than one dimension... a great song must find its way weaving through the person, the harmonic, melodic, and the joy of just a song you can sing.

Q: How do you come up with a song?
A: Songs for me come out of moments... being touched with a feeling or emotion. I don't write in a few lines, but songs come in whole forms. Just recently I have been able to come back to a song that was written months or a year or two before and look at it with different eyes and ears... but they normally come in a wave. It is something that touches me and moves me to tell the story... and then literally, normally in 30 minutes or less, the basis for the song is formed. Then I tinker, adjust, evaluate, and play it over and over until it fits like my favorite jeans... (so corny.. but so true... over and over!)

Q: What place would you visit and why?
A: I have really had the joy and great pleasure of traveling pretty extensively throughout the United States with doing church camps, regional, and national events. I have been to Costa Rica, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Paris... and all but three or four states in the US. So, for the city which gives me energy and the chaos (ying) it would be Barcelona, and I would go back to Montana or Northwest Washington for the peace, the green grass, the mountains, and the seclusion that provides that angst (yang), the desperation, and sadness and the calm that I need as a writer.

And here are just a few other facts about Nathan:

* Family includes his amazing wife Stacy and two dogs, Bo and Bella
* Experiences include peace missions to South America and Costa Rica
* Enjoys biking and running
* Secretly watches Project Runway
* Avid cook (has all the equipment, the cuts and burns to prove it)
* Wine fanatic (especially Washington State or Oregon Pinot Noir)
* Musical tastes range from Chopin, Ray Charles, opera, Norah Jones to Metallica, along with singer/songwriters Jason Mraz and John Mayer

Stay tuned …