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Nathan Bryce is an accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter born and raised in the American Midwest. Unlike many artists, Bryce had a stable upbringing with extremely supportive parents. He recalls playing guitar since the age of 12, initially inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan’s performance at the El Mocambo club in Toronto.

Bryce is a self-taught guitarist with interests bridging several genres of music. After learning the basic chords from his dad, he would sit in his room for hours mimicking the sounds of popular alternative bands as well as blues guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Chris Duarte, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and others. When he would hear a song on the radio that he liked, he would head to the music store and find the tablature books for the CD and play tirelessly, often carrying the guitar around his neck throughout the home. His dedication was so intense, he grew frustrated with the slow progress of formal guitar lessons and quit after only a few sessions. He eventually formed his own style and started his first band at the age of 16.

Bryce was not familiar with the trials and tribulations often immolated in the blues music he played. Fascinated by Vaughan’s life, he retreated to Austin, TX to live the life that he wrote about. He formed another band and sought out venues where his idol had played. His band booked shows at Antone’s, Saxon Pub, Continental Club, and several venues on 6th Street. The two years he spent in retreat introduced him to the hardships that drives the passion in his music.

His style is so eclectic, he is often compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Initially frustrated by the comparison with the need to be recognized for his individual style, Bryce has embraced the comparison to the artist that “ignited the blues revival of the 80’s”. It is his intense desire to capture the essence of Vaughan’s performances as he pays tribute to the legendary guitarist.