Nate Smith is a Los Angeles based indie recording artist, whose honest lyrics and raw rock-infused sound tell stories that stir the soul and make you think.
As a songwriter, singer and guitarist, Nate Smith offers songs for us to “swim together” through life’s ebbs and flows – help make sense of the truth in and around us – and maybe connect along the way.
His newest track, “Oak Tree” (set for release September 16) stems from the strife involved when connection is countered by self-destruction.
Nate’s 2018 sophomore album, Some Kind of Dancing, really hit home with Americana and rock music fans shaken by the mood of the times. With its “gritty yet beautiful” blend of classic Americana with a punch of punk and a whole lot else in between, its melodies “captivated critics … with its delicate prose amidst stern social commentary.” (IndieShark).
It followed the debut album Around and Around (2016), a passionate tribute to the yearnings and heartbreaks of a parent in turmoil.
“Everyone needs to hear this guy, immediately.”
“There’s so much love and passion for his craft flowing through his entire body that the energy can become contagious after only a few cursory listens…”
“Guaranteed to untangle your inner knots and reinvigorate your attitude!”
10.05.2018 Some Kind of Dancing – Reviews
“This song is so classic. I feel like it could fit into almost any era in the past 60 years, and it would give whoever is listening to it chills.” – B-Side Guys
“A rugged version of Springsteen and Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers) if they grew up on Tom Waits and early Wilco-ish Americana, there’s not much dancing to be done here, but the violins, banjos, glockenspiel, and harmonicas lend themselves to the introspective and occasionally political atmosphere that is endlessly rich and heartfelt.” – New Noise Magazine
“With “None Of These Things,” Nate Smith delivers visceral grunge of titanic proportions. His music is simple, raw, and oh, so effective.” – Popdust
“Pulling from ’70s rock without evoking crass nostalgia (just toss on Neil Young’s “On the Beach” or Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Cosmo’s Factory” for reference), he manages to channel a timeless frustration and indignation while still leaving room for a hesitant hope. ” – The Southern Sounding
“Smith is a talented songwriter, with this folk rock track having tinges of Bob Dylan Bruce Springsteen to it. Watch out for Smith – he has what it takes to be big, especially in the current climate.” – York Calling
08.08.2018 PopDust Premiere
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