Nathan Salsburg guitar music

New solo album, “Third,” available on No Quarter, July 20, 2018.
Track premiere via The Fader.




(June dates accompanying Joan Shelley.)

June 19 • Fremont Abbey • Seattle (with Marisa Anderson)
June 20 • Mississippi Studios • Portland (with Marisa Anderson)
June 22 • McCabe’s • Santa Monica, Ca.
June 26 • Halsey Living Room • Petaluma, Ca.
June 27 • Swedish American Hall • San Francisco (with Emmet Kelly)
June 28 • KRSH Backyard • Santa Rosa, Ca.
June 30 • Kate Wolf Festival • Laytonville, Ca.

July 10 • Headliners Music Hall • Louisville (solo set opening for Haley Heynderickx)
July 16 • Guestroom Records • Louisville (record release for Third; with Sam Moss)
July 29 • Old Art Building • Leland, Mich. (accompanying Joan Shelley)


Live on KEXP (Seattle) with Joan Shelley, July 2017.

“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.


Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Nathan Salsburg: untitled 7″ EP
Paradise of Bachelors, April 2017.
“Wallins Creek Girls”

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 capos/keys):
A Hovering: DADGDE
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
Exilic Excursions: DADGDE
First Field Path: DADABE
Fraught With Hornpipe: DGDGCD
Impossible Air: DADF#AD
Mrs. Gristle’s Reel: CGDGAD
Paraffin & Turpentine: EAEGCE
Planxty Davis: DGDGAE
Ruby’s Freilach / Low Spirits: DGDGCD
Sketch from Life: DADGCD
Sought & Hidden: DADGCE
Timoney’s: DADGAD
The Walls of the World: CGCGCD

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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