Adventurous Cello & Guitar-Based Progressive Folk

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Gigs

Upcoming Shows

August 2024
Aug 16
16 August All day
Philadelphia Folk Festival, Schwenksville, PA US

Aaron & Michael play at the legendary Philadelphia Folk Festival! Exact dates, times and stages have not yet been set.

September 2024
Sep 07
07 September 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunroom House Concert, Dover, DE US

We can't wait to return to the Sunroom Songwriters Series House Concerts series -- in 2024! Mark your calendars and we'll see you next year in Dover!

Sep 08
08 September 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Aaron & Michael play this new series organized by Rusty & Jan!

Sep 09
09 September 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
49 West, 49 West St.
Annapolis, MD United States

Aaron & Michael play as part of Angie Miller's showcase at 49 West in Annapolis, Md.

$15
Sep 19
19 September 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Art Haus, 26 Marcy Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY United States

Aaron & Michael play the esteemed Folkus-NYC series in Brooklyn.

$20
Sep 21
21 September 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private party, West Warren, MA

Aaron and Michael play this private house part in West Warren, MA. This is a private event, but if you're in the area and would like to inquire about attending, […]

Sep 22
22 September 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whale Cove House Concerts, Rockport, MA United States

Aaron and Michael play at Celene and Geof Lyon's wonderful house concert series. RSVP by writing to [email protected] .

November 2024
Nov 16
16 November 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Another Chance Cafe, Flourtown, PA

Aaron and Michael play at this excellent house concert series in Flourtown, PA. For tickets, please write an ameil to [email protected] , with the subject line reading "Aaron Nathans & […]

March 2025
Mar 05
05 March 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On the Tracks, Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson St
Chelsea, MI 48118 United States

We can't wait to play Annie and Rod Capps' series! Our first show in Michigan. This show is in the year 2025! We plan ahead!

$20
Mar 08
08 March 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Tim’s Coffeehouse, 9000 Kildare Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076 United States

Aaron and Michael make their Chicago-area debut with this show at St. Tim's Coffeehouse, at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church Yes, this show is in 2025!

$20

Music

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Press

This is an engaging, warm and intimate collaboration between songwriter Aaron Nathans and songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Michael G. Ronstadt… Throughout the songs are stirring and they leave you thinking. A thoroughly satisfying and stimulating effort.

Michael Tearson

SingOut! Magazine

Aaron and Michael are amazing musicians and songwriters. Their first album ‘Crooked Fiddle’ is a masterpiece of modern folk – beautiful, introspective, funny, earthy, and wonderful… I want another album from these guys, and soon.

Matt Casarino

Delaware comedy duo HotBreakfast!

We think Aaron’s journalistic storytelling skills paired with Michael’s unique instrumental (and songwriting) chops will continue to spin gold for as long as they choose to work together — a lengthy time, we hope!

Richard Cuccaro

Acoustic Live in NYC

Nathans and Ronstadt are cashmere. Music you would want to get closer to and not be overwhelmed by. The well-thought-out approaches here are smooth with poignant tales filled with sincerity. Like many Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Tom Waits songs, these tunes can linger in your ears and follow you into bed where you will be looking up at the ceiling with your eyes closed in the dark and the melodies still partying into your sleep.

John Apice

No Depression

Like hydrogen atoms when they fuse, they release tremendous energy. Musically, they come from different worlds. Aaron is a clever songwriter whose greatest strength is his wit and use of language. Michael is a conservatory trained cello virtuoso who reveals a winning playfulness when he performs… They take your mind places it has not been before.

Gordon Nash

Wise Madness

ABOUT US

About Nathans & Ronstadt

Cello-guitar songwriting duo Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt never lose their capacity to surprise. They combine uninhibited musical creativity with story songs and oddball humor. Nathans (guitar) is a leader in the Philadelphia songwriting community. Ronstadt, of Cincinnati, nephew of Linda Ronstadt, has contributed cello tracks on countless albums.

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