Nathan Angelo With Rob Blackledge And Jesse Ruben

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In the ever-changing landscape of modern pop, Nathan Angelo shines as a refreshing alternative, embracing the classic elements of popular music and celebrating the backbeat of American tradition. As the revival of music in the 60’s and 70’s brought together the heritage of the Great American songbook, the flair of jazz and heartache of the Delta blues, Angelo integrates these forms into his own music with great ease and delight. Like many Motown and Stax artists, Angelo’s musical craft was cultivated at a young age in the pews and platform of the church. It was there that he first witnessed the power music had to transport people beyond their present experiences.

As a seasoned performer, Angelo has captivated audiences across the country with his tight band and high-spirited live show, selling over 30,000 albums along the way - an impressive feat for an independent artist. Fans of Nathan Angelo recently rallied to fund his latest project on Kickstarter with totals reaching 10K over the projected goal. The new album began with a creative vision rooted in Angelo’s love of classic soul and R&B. His dream was to create an original record that brought listeners back to the infectious, danceable sounds of the era.

Life changes in an instant.

It was March 2009 and he was fed up. After living seven years in Nashville, musician Rob Blackledge was tired, uninspired and most of all unsure of himself. Newly engaged to the redhead of his dreams, his most recent record deal ended abruptly when the label closed down. With no label, no job and no money, he prepared to walk down the aisle. This is what it looked like to be a “starving artist”.

And then the phone rang.

On the other end of the line was Rob’s friend Stephen Barker Liles of country music’s duo Love and Theft. He was calling to tell Rob that a song they had written over a year ago was going to be released as Love and Theft’s first single to country radio. The song, “Runaway”, spent 47 weeks on the Billboard Country charts topping out at #9 and opening the door to Rob’s next adventure.

In 2011 Rob helped start the country band Blackjack Billy. For four years, they toured the States, Australia and Canada with their hit song, “The Booze Cruise”. But the story wasn’t over. By November 2015 Rob knew it was time to get back to his roots. Back to a single mic on an empty stage, where the only thing that matters is the voice and the song and the story. A story that changes and inspires and got him here in the first place.

Jesse Ruben is a Philly born singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn. He has released four independent albums, with his fifth, "A Reply To Violence", due next year. His songs have been heard on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Degrassi, Switched at Birth, and Teen Mom. His most recent single "This Is Why I Need You" is currently on rotation on the Sirius/XM Coffeehouse Channel.
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By: 3rd & Lindsley Nashville

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