Million Dollar Nile


About the band

Mil­lion Dol­lar Nile com­bines har­mo­ny and humor to bring you a blend of catchy orig­i­nals, blue­grass stan­dards, and the occa­sion­al sur­prise pop music cov­er. They often write lyrics about envi­ron­men­tal issues, earn­ing them the title “Seat­tle’s Green­est Blue­grass Band.” Most impor­tant­ly, Mil­lion Dol­lar Nile loves to have fun and they hope you do too!

Mil­lion Dol­lar Nile began back in 2007 when Matt Swan­son, Dan Ston­ing­ton, and Nicole Com­for­to start­ed play­ing blue­grass and orig­i­nal folk tunes and singing har­monies togeth­er in Seat­tle. Over the years they were joined by Bob­by Hugh­es on ban­jo (for­mer­ly of Okie Dok­ie Don­key with Dan), Chris­t­ian Kre­hbiel on drums (for­mer­ly of Dop­pel­ganger with Matt), Char­lotte Gam­ble on bass (from Nicole’s book club), and Nathan Hamm on fid­dle (from Whit­man Col­lege with Matt and Nicole). So Mil­lion Dol­lar Nile is basi­cal­ly a super­group of Okie Dok­ie Don­key, Dop­pel­ganger, a book club, and Whit­man College.

All prof­its from sales of the band’s album, The Def­i­n­i­tion of Adven­ture, are donat­ed to envi­ron­men­tal nonprofits.