Nate Allen is a husband, father, friend, mystic, writer and songsmith (Destroy Nate Allen / Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots), based in Kansas City, who has been touring the US since 2004.
With his new endeavor, Good Saint Nathanael, Nate returns to his singer/songwriter roots. The project debut, Hide No Truth, 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).
Good Saint Nathanael / Hide No Truth Press:
"an introspective masterwork" & Nate gives a commentary on each track of Hide No Truth.
The "Lightning" video was included along with the likes of Kurt Vile, Lucy Dacus, Bob Mould, Patty Griffin, Edwyn Collins and Cass McCombs
"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."
"an expression of both desperation and hope"Read: http://www.iamtunedup.com/good-saint-nathanael-hide-no-truth/
"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."
"It’s what being exposed to someone’s personal storyline should feel like: uncomfortable, familiar, and – ideally – inspiring."
"It’s a remarkable and intriguing album."
The playlist includes Josh Garrels, Over The Rhine, Drew Holcomb, Switchfoot and many more.
"Hide No Truth is a humble, honest, and vulnerable album that deserves your attention."Read: https://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/indiemusic/HideNoTruth.asp
"a treasure worth reflecting upon time and time again"
"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.."
Talked with Bill Power (blenderhead, ex-tooth and nail records) about many 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!
"This type of record....it rips your heart out and shows it to you as it's still trying to pump blood"
"Nate talks about the themes on the new album, including being vulnerable about spiritual abuse and finding his way through Christianity and the cards we've been given in life."
"Nate’s new side project, Good Saint Nathanael, reveals the struggles of faith on his upcoming album. Join us for this heartfelt conversation."
Nate talks about how "I Won't Back Down" by Johnny Cash (& Tom Petty) inspires him to face his fears.
Sammy Warm Hands interviews Nate Allen about Good Saint Nathanael, and his early days with Destroy Nate Allen.
"Songs were strummed. Songs were fingerpicked. And every song came with an explanation as to why it was relevant, how it came into being, and, often, how it might inspire Allen or his audience to be part of a better world. This banter was earnest but entirely enjoyable. No lectures. No cajoling the audience into participation. And only during a reworking of Destroy Nate Allen's "35, 35, 35" did Allen rise above a library whisper."
"the new offering unveils a new, emotionally and spiritually nuanced experience that sounds both heartbreaking and hopeful."
"an eclectic and cathartic must-have"
"Lyrics that remind us of the days when the meaning behind the music actually mattered."
"We have ourselves a great album"
"a starkly honest and darkly amusing snapshot"
"Allen’s raspy voice is perfectly suited to righteous indignation"
"Nate Allen is one of the hardest working and most original artists in American DIY."
"a nice balance between kooky and cool."
"A sense of wistful introspection."
"If a coffeehouse and an Irish pub were to join forces, Nate Allen and the Pac-Away Dots would be their smash headliner."
"breathes new life in the music circuit"
"the cathartic space between plaintive indie rock, soul-bearing folk, blunt southern blues & jagged rock n’ roll."