Springing up out of the rolling Northern California foothills where music
echoed like old tales through the canyons and across the meadows, Nathan
J. Emmans came alive in April of 1982. The third of five kids, he began
playing music at an early age. First dabbling in piano for a year or so when he
was an early teen at the bequest of his parents. But it wasn't until he was
fifteen, upon picking up guitar from his oldest brother, that Nathan began
writing songs. Every time he'd learn a new chord he'd sit down and write a
song with it.
Nathan has always believed in God, even from a young age he understood that he
had been made by, and in the image of, a loving God. Being created in the
image of the Creator meant Nathan was a creator as well. By creating
things out of words, wire and wood, he was reflecting his Creator. By
writing songs that spoke of truth, love and beauty, Nathan was further
reflecting who his Creator was. Out of gratitude for the gifts of life and music,
he needed to share them.
As soon as he could, Nathan began playing his songs for people. His first
public performance was at a little, Northern California, coffee-shop/laundry-mat called
Suds-n-Mud. It was in an out of the way shopping center between a
liquor store and a biker bar. So his first audience ever was a few
scattered house wives folding their laundry and a couple of bikers sipping
black coffee in some kind of an attempt at sobering up before jumping back
on their hogs. Before too long, Nathan had landed some steady local gigs.
Writing music, singing songs, retelling the age-old stories of life, love
and the human struggle to make sense of both in the face of a loving God,
this is Nathan's venue of expression.
He now resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with his
wife Jessica Marie and their baby girls, Cadence Rose and Sophia Jean.