Hide No Truth Turns 1!!!

Hide No Truth turns 1 year old today. To my kids, these are “daddy songs”. To me, they are both a salve, and a reminder of seasons navigated THROUGH difficulty. At some point during the fall tour, last year I started saying Hide No Truth was a “Celebration of Survival”. I like that. I believe this marks a turning point in my creative road, a return in many ways to the solo-artists songwriting journey. This was a self-release, self-promoted affair. Thank you so much for creating space and listening to my rock n’ roll!

To mark the anniversary of its release here is a list of the press the album has gotten:

Articles / Premiers / Interviews:

Uncut Weekly Playlist: The “Lightning” video was included along with the likes of Kurt Vile, Lucy Dacus, Bob Mould, Patty Griffin, Edwyn Collins and Cass McCombs.

New Noise Magazine: “Hide No Truth embodies the notion of a performer bearing their soul on record, and like the best of its kind, it miraculously straddles the line between too personal and too damn relatable…”

The Pitch KC: On Hide No Truth, Nate Allen examines his ‘broken Christian religious experience.

Idioteq (Poland) – “an introspective masterwork”

Spinditty: “an earnest, melancholic, and impossible to forget album. Nate Allen has put the world on notice that he is a songwriter to be reckoned with.” & interview

A Diverse Sound: “a treasure worth reflecting upon time and time again”

HM Magazine: “It’s what being exposed to someone’s personal storyline should feel like: uncomfortable, familiar, and – ideally – inspiring.”

Bramonius: (Belgium) “It’s a remarkable and intriguing album.”

Eight One Sixty Interview: “This type of record….it rips your heart out and shows it to you as it’s still trying to pump blood”

Indie Vision Music: “Listening to this record makes one want to slow down a bit, be more intentional, love a little more, be kind to those around you.”

Phantom Tollbooth: “This is a brilliant set of songs, a tour de force of inner turmoil and restoration.”

Jesus Freak Hideout Review: “Hide No Truth is a humble, honest, and vulnerable album that deserves your attention.”

I Am Tuned Up: “an expression of both desperation and hope”

I Heart Local Music: “That feeling when you can see lightning flash across the sky but never hear the thunder? Allen captures that.”

The Bridge: “A deft, vulnerable work”

Leo Weekly: “Dark folk from Kansas City”

The Bozho: “mystic folk singer”

Rev Folklore Reviews: “a really rewarding listen”

The Bad Copy: Bombs Lyric Video Premiere: “With his new
endeavor Good Saint Nathanael, Nate ventures into quiet, very vulnerable new territory.”

Playlistplay: “The incredibly vulnerable Good Saint Nathanael strips back everything and leaves nothing but Allen, his guitar, and his thoughts.”


Urban Achiever
Dorkness To Light
Church & Other Drugs
Down The Line Zine
Shadow Scape Records
Bearded Hope Dealer
As The Story Grows
Down The Line Zine
Take 92 Podcast
This Is My Jam
The Hive
The Why
Ope! Radio

Live Video Sessions:

Upstate Sessions: “Coming Unglued”
Slightly Gigantic Media: “Everything That’s Lost”
thesongdayproject: “Bombs”

Year End Lists:

Best of The Bridge “Bombs”

Jesus Freak Hideout: Lucas Munachen (#6)

Phantom Tollbooth: Brian A. Smith (#1 – tied with T. Bone Burnett)

Sorry if I forgot anyone.

Good Saint Nathanael Daniel Johnston Tribute Show

Daniel Johnston Tribute Shows

The Story of An Artist: A Tribute To Daniel Johnston

Oct 27th
The Replay Lounge
Lawrence, KS.
5-8 PM

Rejected Unknown (A Daniel Johnston cover band with members of La Guerre)
CS Luxem
No Magic
Good Saint Nathanael

Proceeds will be donated to http://www.hihowareyou.org/ (Daniel Johnston’s mental health organization).


Step Out Into The Light: A Tribute To Daniel Johnston

Sound Machine KC Presents:
Oct 30th
The Record Bar
Kansas City, MO

La Guerre
CS Luxem
Good Saint Nathanael
Dylan Pyles
Unikron of Drop A Grand
Hospital Ships
Hillary Watts

Get Tickets!

Proceeds benefit the Midwest Music Foundation.

Good Saint Nathanael on the Urban Achiever Show

Nate on the Urban Achiever Podcast

I talked with Bill Power (blenderhead, spoken in tongues, ex-tooth and nail records, ) on his urban achiever show.

Episode Summary:

“This week my guest is indie folk and punk artist Nate Allen. Nate has a new project out under the name Good Saint Nathanael called “Hide No Truth.” We talk about working in sawmills, paper routes, Green Day, Christian school, legalism, Tom Fest 98, Shorthanded playing his 17th birthday changing his life, bad times in San Francisco, seminary, workaholic tendencies, ruptured appendixes, spiritual abuse and much more! Also, there’s a special guest appearance from Nate’s daughter. Check it out!”


Black Swift Good Saint Nathanael US Tour

US Tour Announcement

Black Swift (Tarantino rock from Stuttgart, Germany) & Good Saint Nathanael (singer/songwriter from Kansas City) are going on tour.

Black Swift (from Stuttgart, Germany) is a high octane Americana, desert rock band. Their latest release was produced by Sylvia Massy (Johnny Cash / Tool). Bandleader Sally Grayson has been featured on The Voice Germany (covering The Cure!). Good Saint Nathanael is a highly memorable songwriter with a special knack for deeply connecting with audiences. Both acts possess a cinematic flair that is sure to make for a magical tour.

Black Swift / Good Saint Nathanael Tour Dates:

Aug 14 Sawyer, MI – Greenbush
Aug 15 Madison, WI – Mickey’s Tavern
Aug 16 Minneapolis, MN – 331 Club
Aug 17 Minneapolis, MN – House Show
Aug 18 Lincoln, NE – Duffy’s 
Aug 19 Kansas City, MO – Minibar ^
Aug 20 Nashville, TN – House Show ^
Aug 21 Louisville, KY – Kaiju ^
Aug 22 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR
Aug 23 Mishawaka, IN – Smith’s Downtown
Aug 24 Chicago, IL – Liar’s Club 

^ w/Kat Jones

Solo Tour Dates:

Aug 26 Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
Aug 27 Atlanta, GA – House Show
Aug 28 Sheffield, AL – The Chapel
Aug 29 Memphis – Pagan Mom House
Aug 30 – Something Special is in the works.
Sept 3 Fort Collins, CO – House Show
Sept 4 Colorado Springs, CO – The Safehouse
Sept 5 Denver, CO – House Show

If you are coming out to any of the house shows, just let us know and we’ll get you the details.

Black Swift (Stuttgart, Germany)
Americana Desert Rock

“Black Swift takes you out into the desert on a Tarantino-esque ‘Americana goes Post-Punk’ road trip, through Catharsis, into Justice, Freedom and Hope.” Based out of Stuttgart, Germany, Black Swift will be touring as a 3 piece through the Midwest of the United States.  “Their songs are not just music, they are politics, turmoil, amazement and empathy, and above all, in every form and emotion extremely moving. Sally Grayson wants to change the world and she succeeds in doing so: She conjures up powerful songs full of beauty and rebellion, even from the most depressing topics such as Trump’s politics, attacks, illness or death. This woman has a vision, and that’s what you hear.” – Freies Radio Tuebingen  

Good Saint Nathanael (Kansas City, Missouri) 

Nate Allen is a husband, father, friend, mystic, writer and songsmith (Destroy Nate Allen / Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots) based in Kansas City, Missouri. With his new endeavor Good Saint Nathanael, Nate ventures into quiet, very vulnerable new territory. Hide No Truth, the project debut, has been hailed by critics as “an introspective masterwork” (Idioteq), “a treasure worth reflecting upon time and time again” (A Diverse Sound), and “an earnest, melancholic, and impossible to forget album” (Spinditty)