Bread & Roses Presents Volunteer Host Bob Rose had the following to say after a recent show at the Phillips Academy in Oakland with nationally touring musician James Nash, a co-founder of The Waybacks. "He was off the charts. He is hands-down, the best representative of Bread & Roses and our ideals that I have witnessed. Not only is he an amazingly talented guitarist and singer, he could not have been more patient, friendly or interactive... A computer science graduate from Stanford, James not only provided sensational music, he also came to the school with a powerful message of hope and courage, and clearly inspired many of the students to use music as a positive way to communicate and express their feelings. If ever there was a performer who should get a thank-you from us, it is James Nash!"
Nash, a renowned guitarist and teacher, started his program with an opening instrumental that he recently wrote. His remarkable string-bending and intricate performance immediately caught the attention of the isolated teens at this alternative school for diverse youth in the East Bay.