introducing: nat baldwin
  • MONDAY, APRIL 04, 2011

  • Posted by: David Pitz

Nat Baldwin's got a whole lot of game. The Brooklyn based musician's most distinguished gig to date comes propping up The Dirty Projectors with his tremendous contributions as the group's full-time bass player. You've also probably heard him somewhere in the mix of both Vampire Weekend's Contra and Department of Eagles' In Ear Park.

He's also produced a bevy of work as a solo artist...just he and a stand-up bass, for the most part. It's the kind of combination that seems a little suspect...as if it shouldn't really work. Then he plays, and he sings, and it does...an imaginative pairing of scratchy pulls on his bass and a distinctive falsetto. Comparisons to Arthur Russell and his buddy David Longstreth seem in order.

Check out a live performance of the track "Weights", from his fourth album People Changes, shot for terroreyes.tv on some basketball courts in Brooklyn, below.


Watch the full video at Baeblemusic.com


People Changes is due May 24th on Western Vinyl. Baldwin will be supporting the release with a length tour, listed below.

Nat Baldwin on Tour
Apr 2 - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
Apr 3 - Palmer, MA @ Diamond Junction Bowling Lanes
Apr 5 - Buffalo, NY @ The Vault
Apr 6 - Toronto ON @ Double Double Land
Apr 7 - Ypsilanti MI @ Woodruff's
Apr 8 - Gambier OH @ Kenyon College
Apr 9 - North Manchester IN @ the Firehouse
Apr 10 - Bloomington IN @ House Bar
Apr 11 - Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle
Apr 15 - Minneapolis MN @ Mistory Theater
Apr 16 - Iowa city IA @ The Mill
Apr 18 - St Louis MO @ LEMP
Apr 19 - Little Rock AR @ Dreamland Ballroom
Apr 20 - Dallas TX @ tba
Apr 21 - Austin TX @ Club 1808
Apr 22 - Houston TX @ Avant Garden
Apr 23 - Baton Rouge LA @ Spanish Moon
Apr 24 - Lafayette LA @ Blue Moon
Apr 25 - New Orleans LA @ Mudlark Public Theater
Apr 27 - Tallahassee FL @ Charles Mansion
Apr 28 - Athens GA @ Farm255
Apr 29 - Columbia SC @ Beys
Apr 30 - Charlotte NC @ Evening Muse
May 1 - Greensboro NC @ The Green Bean
May 4 - Charlottesville VA @ tba
May 5 - baltimore MD @tba
May 6 - Philadelphia PA @ Unitarian Church Side Chapel
May 7 - Brooklyn NY @ Zebulon
May 8 - Brooklyn NY @ Zebulon
May 9 - Hudson NY @ The Spotty Dog
May 11 - Boston MA @ Whitehaus
May 12 - Kittery ME @ Buoy Gallery
May 13 - Bar Harbor ME @ Lompoc
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