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Interweaving dynamic vocals and soulful guitar, Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter, Greg Nestler and his band have been delivering their fiery blend of R&B/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 studio album since his previous effort, Duality (Nestler & Hawtin), which was produced by Bryan Bell and featured guest appearances from Ray Parker, Jr., Freddie Washington (Steely Dan) and David K Mathews (Santana). Pulling from influences like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix to Bill Withers, 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). 


Whether rocking with his band at a festival or playing solo at an intimate venue, Nestler gives audiences a compelling performance of his R&B/rock blended take on the modern singer-songwriter.