Michael Ronstadt and Aaron Nathans

Friday March 25th at the Half Moon Cafe

For 19 years, Michael has been offering his music to audiences on cello, guitar and voice.  Conversant with a wide range of styles, he has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with such artists as David Bromberg, Linda Ronstadt, and Muriel Anderson.
“Nathans and Ronstadt are cashmere. Music you would want to get closer to and not be overwhelmed by. The well-thought-out approaches here are smooth with poignant tales filled with sincerity. Like many Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Tom Waits songs, these tunes can linger in your ears and follow you into bed where you will be looking up at the ceiling with your eyes closed in the dark and the melodies still partying into your sleep.” 
– John Apice, No Depression review
“Crooked Fiddle” represents a meeting of the musical minds: A virtuoso cellist who hails from musical royalty joins forces with a songwriting craftsman to create a unique, sparse but powerful album that has increasingly gathered airplay and critical acclaim.
Michael Ronstadt, who plays cello, guitar and mandolin, carries on his family’s eclectic music tradition, performing more than 200 nights a year with various projects, including acoustic trio The Ronstadt Generations with his father and brother. He’s also a songwriter, known for mind-bending, wildly creative tunes.
Aaron Nathans, with his brilliant, off-kilter view of the world, adds humorous set-ups in his live shows that are as captivating as his beautiful guitar work, catchy melodies and sweet baritone voice. His work was honored in 2011 as a New Folk finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, a distinction shared by Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin.
“This is an engaging, warm and intimate collaboration between songwriter Aaron Nathans and songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Michael G. Ronstadt… Throughout the songs are stirring and they leave you thinking. A thoroughly satisfying and stimulating effort.”  
– Michael Tearson, Sing Out! Magazine review
Crooked Fiddle debuted in September 2014 to #12 on the Folk DJ charts, with the first single, “Old Joe’s Chair,” debuting at #10. It continues to garner radio airplay on multiple formats worldwide.
“This new CD from Aaron Nathans and Michael G. Ronstadt, ‘Crooked Fiddle,’ deserves your attention. Michael and Aaron have teamed up to create a powerful work of art that I guarantee will move you.” 
– Ron Olesko, WFDU’s “Traditions.”
“Crooked Fiddle” was among the favorite CD’s of 2014 by DJ’s Wanda Fischer (WAMC), Joe Psoneck (Radio Nowhere), John Rumsey (KVMR) and WWSP’s Acoustic Revival.
Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt continue to promote “Crooked Fiddle” with live performances. Please check either artist’s Web site for dates near you.