Nathan Salsburg guitar music



In duet form with Joan Shelley.

April 26. Scripps College, Claremont, CA
April 27. Bootleg Theater (with the Cairo Gang). Los Angeles, CA
April 29. Seeing Trails Lodge (with Tara Jane O’Neil), Los Angeles, CA
April 30. Vines on the Mary Crest – Paso Robles, CA
May 1. Folktale Winery – Carmel By The Sea, CA
May 2. Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA
May 4. Old St. Francis School – Bend, OR
May 5. Axe & Fiddle – Cottage Grove, CA
May 6. The Old Church (with Michael Hurley) – Portland, OR
May 7. Ballard Homestead (with Michael Hurley) – Seattle, WA
May 8. Concerts at the Barn  – Kingston, WA

June 2-4. Nelsonville Music Festival, OH

June 5. North Shore Point House Concerts – Norfolk, VA
June 6. Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA
June 7. Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
June 8. Parlor Room – Northampton, MA
June 9. Club Helsinki – Hudson, NY
June 11 – Skinny Pancake – Burlington, VT
June 12. One Longfellow Square – Portland, ME
June 14. 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
June 15. Cafe 939 – Boston, MA
June 16. Le Poisson Rouge (with Metal Mountains) – New York, NY
July 15-17. Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
July 22-24. Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
Aug 18-21. Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacon, Wales
Aug 26-27. Sea Change Festival, Totnes, Devon, England (also solo set)


“Planxty Davis,” after Nic Jones’ arrangement, November 2015.

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,” 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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