Biography

Nate Sabat is a JUNO-nominated bassist, singer-songwriter, arranger and instructor currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a founding member of the award-winning bluegrass band Mile Twelve. A native-New Yorker, he attended LaGuardia High School as a vocal principal and went on to study upright bass at the Berklee College of Music. He has performed on stages throughout Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States, at festivals including Celtic Connections, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival, ROMP and Four Corners Folk Festival.

 

With his ability to pay close attention to detail and quickly internalize musical form and feeling, Nate is an in-demand sideman on stage and in the studio. He has worked with artists such as the T Sisters, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, Honeysuckle, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado and Zoe & Cloyd.

Nate has written and arranged music for NPR's Radio Lab, the Young People's Chorus of New York City and the Heifetz International Music Institute. Additionally, a number of his songs are in rotation on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction channel. The debut project under his own name, Walking Away, was released in the fall of 2018. Roots music journal No Depression says, "...it becomes clear that within only six tunes, Sabat has effectively constructed a short but dense epic through the mind of a man looking to forgive his past and travel fearlessly into his future". At the core a rock project, it draws from influences as wide as the Stanley Brothers, Dvořák, Joni Mitchell and XTC. It is available for streaming and purchase here.

 

Nate offers instruction in upright and electric bass, songwriting, music theory, ear training, and arranging. For more information, please contact him hereHe is also offering bluegrass bass instruction via Patreon, which you can learn more about here.

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