singer | songwriter | producer
Nathan Sheppard is a singer, songwriter, and producer from north Georgia. For close to three decades, Nathan has played and toured regionally as a solo artist, with The Nathan Sheppard Band and other various projects. He has shared the stage, as an opening act, with Leon Russell, The Neville Brothers, Jefferson Starship, David Allan Coe, Matthew Sweet, and several other national acts. His songs have been featured on the WB television network, and in the full-length movie, “Blue Ridge Fall”. His strong voice and guitar style coupled with his thoughtful lyrics and unique melodies have kept him working as a solo artist throughout the southeast to loyal fans.
Calling music mecca Athens, GA home for many years, The Nathan Sheppard Band was always a revolving lineup of the best musicians in the area. Tom Ryan and Gerry Hansen from Sean Mullins band, Jason Fuller of Ween, and Carlton Owens of Cracker are just a few of the phenomenal professional musicians Nathan has been fortunate to work with. While Nathan has produced his own work and others, he has also worked with renowned producer Tom Lewis and Grammy nominated producer John Keane. Nathan and John Keane also played together in Déjà vu, a band project John put together in tribute to CSNY.
Nathan Sheppard’s extensive catalogue of over 150 original songs includes 7 studio albums, 1 live album, 1 retrospective compilation and 2 albums re-released. His full discography can be found on the Nathan Sheppard Music Facebook page.
The current lineup of The Nathan Sheppard Band includes Tom Ryan on bass and Andy Carlson on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and lap steel. Tom has played and recorded with Nathan over the years and is known in the southeast to be one of the finest and most diverse studio and live musicians in the area. Andy is not only a studio musician and arranger for labels Warner Brothers, Geffen, Elektra, Atlantic and Capricorn Records, he is the violin professor at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Professor Carlson is also a 2-time Georgia state fiddle champion and Ohio grand champion.