| December 17, 2009 | Comments (209)

This is a true story.

When I first met Nathan Down, a rising Toronto-based musician and songwriter, I was eating some fruits at the buffet of the Three Days Grace World Premiere Album this past September in a secret venue in Toronto. The first few words we shared, I was totally sold. A large smile was covering his face. In his eyes, you could perfectly read the word PASSION. There was something driving him, something exciting in his way to be. Proudly talking about his own music, I could have listened to what he had to say for hours: he talks with such enthusiasm and excitement, it easily gets anyone very curious about his material in a matter of time.
A few hours later, I was back home, googling his name in hopes to find new music to listen to. The connection was made…

Being essentially in the acoustic rock field, Nathan also flirts with Hard Rock and R&B style. You can notice it on the new album titled “Never Forget” (available on Itune, see links at the end). When recording “Never Forget”, it was all about trusting himself and staying true to each individual song. Both visions, melted together, resulted of an amazing mix of hard and soft emotions, that takes you from the first song to the very last without wanting to skip any piece out of the 11 tracks that form the album.

Nathan is self-publishing, self-promoting and self-managing. He played shows with bands such as Nickleback, Protest The Hero, The Roots and Bedouin Soundclash, now he is on his way to Montreal…

Get this.
Nathan Down is actually on the road in Ontario and Quebec (Montreal being his ONLY performance in Quebec), setting up after party shows of Three Days Grace, The Used and Default’s Canadian tour. This tour became possible because Three Days Grace’s guitarist Barry Stock approached Nathan to work with him on new material. Barry said “if you haven’t checked him out – you NEED to!” We don’t need more convincing. Nathan Down is a must for your Ipod. No arguing.

The afterparty is held at Les Foufounes Electriques in Downtown Montreal, starting at 11PM. The event is free admission with your 3DG ticket stub, 5$ otherwise. Come party, come listen to great music, come chat with the artist, come witness this incredible Canadian talent. One night only: December 21st.

Head over Nathan’s Website to get 3 free downloads from the album or simply stream the entire CD.

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Support our Canadian artist and buy the album on Itunes!

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