As a solo performer or full band as The Lastcallers, The songwriting of Kalish stands alone.
Out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nathan Kalish and The Lastcallers combine rockabilly and honky-tonk with Nathan’s Tompall Glaser and John Prine-like crooning to create a unique and fresh sound in the national roots scene. These guys spend a lot of time on the road and it shows in their performance. Nathan Kalish and The Lastcallers keep a busy schedule on the road all year long that takes them to Europe and around the entire US.
When not with the Lastcallers, Kalish strips his honest songwriting down to a one man operation, haunting listening rooms with his passionate tonality nationwide.
“While Kalish, 31, has been a fixture on Grand Rapids’ music scene over the last decade, his rusty minivan and extended stays in Nashville feel more like home these days. He’s been a road warrior, averaging 250 shows per year for three years running.”Rich Tupica
“Continental Breakfast of Champions” cements Kalish and his hard-gigging, crisscross-the-nation band as a true force on that scene with tales from the road and street prophet-styled commentaries on “Religious Freedom,” “Rich Man’s Tool, Then Die,” and “Overdosin’ on the U.S.A.” Recorded at Native Sound in St. Louis and engineered by Kalish himself, this follow-up to last year’s “How Am I Supposed to Get Back Home” is chock full of Eric Soules’ distinctive thumping bass, Mike Hopper’s twangy, fiery guitar work and Kalish’s earthy philosophy – culminating in the haunting final track, “High Desert.” It’s an incendiary, provocative mix of players and songs, and the way country music is supposed to sound”John Sinkevics