× Nat Myers is coming back to Europe in June and July

Nat Myers is coming back to Europe in June and July


Nat Myers' debut album Yellow Peril (Easy Eye Sound) is a back-porch rallying cry against injustice, otherness and Asian hate. It's a collection which calls on the sounds of the Delta blues to confront modern-day injustices. Produced by Dan Auerbach, Yellow Peril finds the Northern Kentucky musician carrying on the genre's traditions while shattering every stereotype that comes with them.

The Korean-American blues poet was raised on hardcore and hip-hop, Myers calls back to artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charley Patton - channeling a mutual dedication to raising up their communities in times of need. For Myers in 2023, that rallying cry is against the dark wave of Asian hate which accompanied the global pandemic. Teaming with Auerbach as well as Pat McLaughlin (John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal), Alvin Youngblood Hart and Jason Momoa - who shot the video for Myers' "Ramble No More" - Yellow Peril has been hailed as a true breakout:

"Myers speaks directly to struggles and social inequality...with a swagger that leaps out of the speakers." - NPR Music
"Music that connects profoundly...a call for cultural uplifting." - The Tennessean
"A musical awakening...a tire-screeching turn straight outta to the city and back to country roads." - KCRW 
"Known for his nimble picking style...Myers has a blooming career writing original blues." - GRAMMY.co
"Fruitful and fulfilling...Myers delivers a broadside against the treatment of otherness he’s experienced firsthand." - No Depression 
"Nat Myers plays vital acoustic blues...his fingerpicking is sublime...referential while never sounding retro or kitsch." - Guitar World 

Nat Myers on Yellow Peril: “I knew they were going to blame us yellow folks for the virus. I’d felt it already. When I bring up 'Yellow Peril' with an Asian person, they immediately know what I’m talking about. But 99 percent of this country doesn’t know what it is. It’s a very evocative term, and I liked the idea of putting that concept into song. I wasn’t raised with a clear understanding of my Asianness, and I didn’t really have a consciousness about who I was as a Korean American until very recently. I got very militant about it during the pandemic, and while I’ve chilled out a little since then, I’m all about Yellow Power. I want this record to raise my folks up.”

We're very excited to welcome Nat back in Europe this June/July:
16/06: Eridge Park, UK - Black Deer Festival
28/06: Rotterdam, NL - Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival
29/06: Rotterdam, NL - Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival
30/06: Groningen, NL - Der Aa-Theater
02/07: Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuistuin Zonzij
03/07: Sint-Niklaas, BE - Great Gigs In The Park
04/07: Cognac, FR - Cognac Blues Passions

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