The Sufi mystic poet Rumi called the experience of grief the most genuine expression of human love possible. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Nathan Evans Fox is no stranger to the experience. In his work as a hospital chaplain, he’s remained in close proximity to the strange focal point of death, a catalyst so ultimate and stark that it remains a mystery to those who have witnessed it. Fox truly has a calling to comfort and reassure. Whether it’s in his professional life or the beautiful songs synthesized alchemically from his experiences, Fox doesn’t shy away from the painful moments, instead holding us in them long enough to find beauty. His songs distill life to its vital essences: love, loss, family and joy. He will be playing Hendershot’s with a full band on July 30, in celebration of drummer and Hendershot’s manager William Kissane. The band will also be joined by stellar outlaw country outfit The Howdies.
WHO: Nathan Evans Fox, The Howdies
WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Hendershot’s Coffee
HOW MUCH: $10
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