Nathan Salsburg guitar music



Will be touring with some frequency come Autumn 2015 and beyond in support of two new records, Joan Shelley’s “Over and Even” (out on No Quarter September 4) and “Ambsace,” a second record of guitar duets with James Elkington (out on Paradise of Bachelors September 18).

In duet with James Elkington; supporting Steve Gunn:
10/22. First Unitarian Church – Side Chapel, Phila., Pa.
10/23 & 24. Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY.
10/25. Iron Horse, Northampton, Mass.
10/26. Signal Kitchen, Burlington, Vt.
10/27. La Plante, Montreal.
10/29. The Great Hall, Toronto.
10/30. Marble Bar, Detroit.
10/31. Constellation, Chicago.

In duet with Joan Shelley:
11/5. Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago. With Doug Paisley.


NPR Tiny Desk Concert with Joan Shelley, taped September 2015.

“Mrs. Gristle’s Reel” and “Concessions,” Philly house show, February 2015. Shot by Jesse Sheppard.

“Chief Wants,” home recording, January 2013.

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: “Affirmed” and “Eight Belles Dreamt the Devil Was Dead,” taped February 2012.

“Sought & Hidden.” Compiled by cinemanonymous – amateur Kentucky Derby footage shot on 8mm in 1936 and 1947 and Super 8 in 1973 and 2000.


James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg: “Ambsace”
Paradise of Bachelors, September 2014.
“Up of Stairs”:

Nathan Salsburg: “Hard for to Win and Can’t Be Won”
No Quarter, September 2013.
“First Field Path”:

Nathan Salsburg: “Affirmed”

No Quarter, November 2011.
“Back Home In Bogenbrook”:

James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg: “Avos”
Tompkins Square, August 2011.
“Believer Field”:

“Bold Ruler’s Joys.”
Included on Imaginational Anthem, Volume 3.
Tompkins Square, 2008.

Solo tunings (not accounting for key):
Affirmed: DADF#DG
Back Home In Bogenbrook: DGDGBD
Blues for Eight Belles: DADF#AD
Bold Ruler’s Joys: DADGBE
Chief Wants: EAEGCE
Concessions: CGDGAD
Dog At Bay: DADEAD
Eight Belles Dreamt the Devil Was Dead: DADF#AD
First Field Path: DADABE
Fraught With Hornpipe: DGDGCD
Mrs. Gristle’s Reel: CGDGAD
Paraffin & Turpentine: EAEGCE
Sought & Hidden: DADGCE
What Can’t Be Won: DADABD

4 responses to “Nathan Salsburg guitar music

  1. Hi Nathan,
    I had some 78 bid sheets from Don Wahle found in the Record Research warehouse in Brooklyn. I tracked him as far as seeing he passed in 2010 and phone was disconnected. Glad you rescued his treasures from oblivion.
    Sherwin Dunner

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    • I can’t read or write tab, but if someone who could cared to take it on that’d be more than fine by me.

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