Nathan Smith is a Toronto-based fiddle player and singer-songwriter, originally hailing from North Bay, ON. His upbeat and soulful original songs and fiddle tunes combine his bluegrass and old-time experience with his upbringing playing celtic and traditional Canadian fiddle music.He performs with a number of ensembles in the Toronto area, including bluegrass band The Barrel Boys, western swing outfit The Double Cuts, Métis fiddle trio The Red River Ramblers, his dynamic, multi-instrumental duo with Emilyn Stam, and with Vinta, a quartet that will appear at the AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2022.
His debut solo album, “Let It Rest, Let It Rise” was released in February of 2020. It features an ensemble of veteran Toronto musicians and a full complement of his new original material. Nathan’s evocative lyrics and melodies roll over hilltops, echo off mountainsides, and flow down freshwater streams to excite the ears and touch the souls of audiences across Canada.