This week's Carolina Soul profile is of Nathan Bowles. Since coming to us, Nathan's worked both the store and eBay side of things. He's a great multi-instrumentalist (banjo, drums, and more) who've you've probably heard play already, whether it's with Steve Gunn, Pelt, Black Twig Pickers, or as a solo artist (cop *Whole & Cloven,* in stores now). He's a funny guy with a great spirit and great taste, who's always reading something interesting or saying something kind.

Hometown: Suffolk, VA

What do you do outside of CS? Record and perform music solo and in group settings (Black Twig Pickers, PELTSteve GunnJake Fussell, etc), read books, gaze wistfully into the middle distance

What are you listening to these days?

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Simultonality
Julie Tippetts - Sunset Glow
Magic Sam & Shakey Jake - Live at Sylvio's 1968
Ron Elliott - The Candlestickmaker
Julius Hemphill - Dogon A.D.
Charlemagne Palestine - Strumming Music

What records have you gotten into while working at CS?

Jim Pepper - Pepper's Pow Wow
Donny Hathaway - Live
Joe Henderson - Black is the Color / Black Narcissus
Lee Michaels - Space and First Takes

Favorite Durham Lunch Spot?
El Chapin

What do you like about working at CS?
Flexibility, Atmosphere, Environment of Discovery, bothering Grant Bisher