Nature Machine features three rock stars. Jim: guitar & vocals, Anna: vocals and percussion, and Liz: piano & backing vocals. They are a mellow and conversational band based on the outskirts of Boston. Through the Fall of 2023, they'll be performing their original work in a style at the Plough and Stars in Cambridge, MA on the third Wednesday of every month.
Their music draws on Minimalism, AM Pop, Folk Revival, American Country & Blues, Surf, Classic Rock, Post Punk, American Songbook.
Coming of age during the golden age of guitar based rock, cassette 4 tracking, and DIY bands in close proximity to a thriving and accessible Boston club scene, our songwriter, the fun loving, motivated and adequately talented Jim started writing, recording, and performing music with various bands in 1983, most notably with the band buttercup After the band's wind-down in the twilight of the raging 90's, the 2000's saw Jim performed sporadically while continuing to write songs, these are the songs of Nature Machine. They invoke history, fun, recovery, futurism, grief, hope, family, the metaverse, and more! Jim works mainly in his home studio and performs as much as he can under the title of Nature Machine. Sometimes buttercup will play a show, he also plays in pub rock band Double Down with Baker.