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)

Lightning Music Video

Watch the intriguing music Good Saint Nathanael’s song “Lightning.” Filmed in the tiny stone Pilgrim Chapel, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Kansas City, the viewer is privy to the anguish of one whose leaders have left him devastated but eventually acknowledges his own capacity for failure. But this is Nate Allen, so there are hilarious moments in the video too.  Lightning is indicative of the emotions and hope expressed in the Good Saint Nathanael debut album, Hide No Truth, which is available now. You can purchase Hide No Truth or Lightning in our webstore anywhere you get your digital music.

The Lightning Music Video was filmed and edited by Jessie Van Der Vyver and Two Hue Creative.

Please watch and share the video with someone who you think would appreciate it!


Nate's Steps To How To Find a Therapist

How To Find A Therapist

Working with a professional therapist can greatly aid you along your path of healing and recovery. Follow these steps to get started on your therapeutic journey.

Write out the following before calling:

How would you describe yourself? 

Example: I am 37 years old, a married man with 1 child. I’m a Musician, victim of Spiritual Abuse and own a business.

Describe your problem/problems in a sentence or two you understand them. (Put your the problem that you seeking help for into writing).

Example: I have crimpling anxiety that only allows me to get out of bed, play with legos and drink coffee. I think might be partly to do the fact that I never knew parents when they weren’t angry. 

Make a list of any questions you have for the therapist before calling.

Be sure to ask: 

Have you helped anyone with my problem?

Have you gone to therapy? This is key. A therapist who lacks self-awareness about their weakness and shortcoming is often not safe.

What kind of problems have you personally overcome?

I recommend checking out these the resources to find a therapist in your area:

Here are a few sites to start with depending on your background.

When possible ask someone you trust if they know of a good therapist. If that’s not a good option, try google. If that doesn’t work send me an email.


Have a notepad or way to write notes during the call.

It ok to end your talk with – I’ll be in touch if it makes sense to schedule an appointment. 

It’s ok to not meet with the therapist if you don’t have a good feeling about them.

A large percentage of therapeutic success is about rapport. 

It’s common to have to talk to a few therapists before you find one that’s right for you.

Since calling a therapist can be hard, it’s normal to be scared or rattled before, after or during the call. This is a big step.

Give your self a bit of space to process, recovery and relax after your call.

Your initial feelings might change after a bit of time. 

Email or call the potential therapist. Reaching out can be as simple as this:

Hi ___________.

I wanted to see if we could talk for a few minutes via phone about potentially meeting. I have a few questions.