Interweaving soulful vocals and dynamic guitar playing, Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter, Greg Nestler and his band have been delivering their fiery blend of soul/rock to audiences throughout the NW. A finalist of the ‘Local Roots Music NW’ 2019 songwriting contest, Nestler’s newest release, Trouble (2018), is the latest album since his previous effort, Duality. Duality was produced by Bryan Bell and gave Nestler the opportunity to have featured guest appearances from Ray Parker, Jr., Freddie Washington (Steely Dan) and David K Mathews (Santana). Pulling from influences like Bill Withers to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix, Nestler’s live performances feature superb blues guitar and groove fueled R&B originals.
Nestler, raised in Southeast Portland, was first introduced to the musical arts at an early age through tap dancing. It wasn’t until years later that he began exploring his love of blues guitar and R&B/soul music. After moving to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon, Nestler began playing local venues with his songwriting duo, Nestler & Hawtin. The duo were soon playing sizable festivals throughout the Northwest (Portland Rose Festival, Bite of Seattle, Bite of Portland, Taste of Tacoma).