Adventurous Cello & Guitar-Based Progressive Folk


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Upcoming Shows

March 2024
Mar 23
23 March 7:00 pm
Musical Lairs House Concerts, Villanova, PA US

An evening with Aaron & Michael. Suggested donation is $25.

Mar 24
24 March 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Listening Booth (new location!), 35000 MIDWAY OUTLET DRIVE, SUITE 218
Rehoboth Beach, DE United States

Aaron & Michael return to The Listening Booth in Lewes, Delaware! Time is tentative, please check back.

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!


A music sampler for the group.


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 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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