Follow the flow of your own unique instinct and intuition - this is where music lies. A collaboration of Los Angeles-based players who come from strong musically-educated backgrounds, The Nate LaPointe Band has blazed its own trail by utilizing rootsy, introspective songwriting, and the free-flowing knack for eclectic improvisation.
In its early realization, the concept of The Nate LaPointe Band began in 2004 as a songwriting outlet for Nate LaPointe and lyricist friend Tim Campbell. Area musicians soon joined and the group began playing gigs and creating a buzz in the LA area. This eventually led NLB to embark on a 2006 California tour, opening for Cubensis featuring the world-renowned keyboardist Vince Welnick.
NLB has since evolved into one of Los Angeles' freshest and most unique bands, combining the skills of four diverse CalArts trained musicians - Nate LaPointe on guitar and vocals, Ivan Johnson on acoustic upright bass, David Johnson on keys & harmonica, and Christopher Payne on drums & percussion. In October 2008, vocalist Christine "Cece" Sherman was added to the group. The result is an assembly of articulate, driven and creative musicians who take their audience on a journey through multiple genres with incomparable talent.
2009 has been a year of reflection, re-evaluation and revelation for NLB, who have been hard at work in the studio during much of the summer. Respected recording engineer John Baffa of TV Tray Studios in Simi Valley, CA has been working with the band to record a completely new, highly-anticipated, full-length album that showcases each member's talents in musicianship and songwriting like no NLB album has before. The album releases in April 2010. In the meantime, check out the calendar and don't miss the next Nate LaPointe Band show.