The youngest member of David Bromberg’s group, Nate Grower was motivated to take up the fiddle as a teenager after hearing bluegrass music at his home in western New York . He took a few classical violin lessons and made his debut with a symphony orchestra at the age of 17 at a performance of Stravinsky’s “Firebird”. Since moving to Delaware in 2005, he has concentrated his efforts on mastering the art of bluegrass fiddle. His fiery solos transfix audiences, and he is unmatched among fiddlers in his ability to play driving rhythmic backup. In addition to performing with David Bromberg, Nate plays in Chester River Runoff. Nate is the current Delaware State Fiddle Champion, and his influences include Stuart Duncan, Martin Hayes, Albert King, Ron Block, Jennifer Mombrea & Chris Thile to name a few.
“Grower shows himself to be one of the younger folks to keep your eye on. His chops are real, and his tone and timing nearly impeccable. His reading of “Leon Kenningtron Waltz” is a thing of wonder. – Bluegrass Unlimited
Says Nate: “It’s truly a privilege to be playing with David. It’s wonderful to play with someone from whom musically you can learn something every time you walk out on stage and perform.”