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About Us


Cello-guitar songwriting duo Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt never lose their capacity to surprise. This progressive folk act combines uninhibited musical creativity and mastery with accessible story songs and an oddball sense of humor. Audiences will see and hear things done with a cello they never thought possible, meandering stories as captivating as the music, and hook-filled story songs that you’ll remember long after the lights come up. Guitarist/vocalist Nathans, from the Philadelphia area, is an award-winning leader in the Philly songwriting community. Cellist/vocalist Ronstadt, nephew of Linda Ronstadt, is a Cincinnati-based cello bandleader, teacher, touring artist, and much in-demand studio sideman. 
As an acoustic duo, the two create a compelling musical palate. Ronstadt’s cello lines are reminiscent of the live-layered magic of Zoe Keating, and his songwriting reflects the creative diversity of Paul Simon. He weaves intricate patterns around Nathans’ baritone voice, studied folk meters and dash of irony in the tradition of David Wilcox and Dar Williams.


Radio Promotion/Interviews

Kari Estrin Management & Consulting

P. O. Box 60232 , Nashville TN 37206

615.262.0883 – kari@ kariestrin.com

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This unorthodox Philadelphia & Cincinnati duo goes together like potato pancakes & apple sauce. Cello & guitars – what a flavor. Some artists stay in their safety zone, their comfort zone & then artists like Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt push boundaries, challenge the accepted & reshape the traditional & it’s the risk that presents such compelling work.

John Apice

Americana Highways (2023)
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