Nathan Bowles is a multi-instrumentalist musician and teacher living in Durham, North Carolina. His work, both as a solo artist and an ensemble player, explores the rugged country between the poles of Appalachian old-time traditions and ecstatic, minimalist drone. Although his solo recordings prominently feature banjo, Bowles is also widely recognized as versatile drummer, with banjo and piano serving as a natural extension of his percussive practice. Since 2017, Bowles has extended his solo work into the trio realm with smoldering, swinging ensemble improvisations and compositions featuring the double bass of Casey Toll (H.C. McEntire, Jake Xerxes Fussell) and the drumming of Rex McMurry (CAVE).