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Americana has many different ingredients and Nathan James knows how to mix just the right amounts to create his own signature flavor. ‘What I Believe’ is a showcase of years of experience in self production and songwriting and it is his first album featuring 100% original material. From the opening track ‘You Got to Please Me’ with it’s Bill Withers inspired acoustic rhythm guitar and funky drums featuring tasteful layering of fuzz guitar and B3 organ to the acoustic soul meets spy movie sound track moodiness of ‘Down on the Road’ with classical string arrangements, there are many twists and turns for the listener to behold. ‘Tryin’ to Get Along With Myself’ is a songwriting standout with it’s telling of personal turmoil turned to hope with the start of new day. This song is true Americana with a mixture of gospel changes and country pedal steel inspired slide guitar.