Nathan & Jessie deliver at Coffee Gallery Backstage

Amidst a West Coast tour, Nathan & Jessie will be visiting Coffee Gallery Backstage Friday.

The performance follows a three-month period during which Nathan Rivera toured with the duo Handmade Moments and his musical partner, Jessie Andra Smith, was involved in other pursuits.

The singing and songwriting duo has proven to be a top draw the last few years. They have traveled the world sharing their unique sound that draws on jazzy folk and gypsy blues styles.

Accompanying themselves on guitar and accordion, the pair boasts an entertaining interplay between male and female vocals. The formula has earned them critical acclaim all around the country. Prior to Rivera’s recent side tour, Nathan & Jessie had toured far-flung locales in France, Spain, the Netherlands and Mexico. In the past year, they’ve also performed at various festivals in the US.

They will be accompanied Friday by upright bassist Trevor Mulvey.


Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Tickets are $18. Call (626) 798-6236 or visit