We’ve just released our first first live album. The album is an entire concert, recorded on April 30th 2015, while we were on tour in Europe. The show was at a train station built in 1882 that’s been converted into a state of the art venue. It was mixed by Danielle Warman of Chiller Sound Studios. Danielle has mixed the likes of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Phish and we were beyond grateful to have her on board. We hope you enjoy the album!
About the Band
Nat Osborn, “the mastermind behind the suitably named Nat Osborn Band, writes smart, punchy tunes that blend old-school Gershwin-era songcraft with decidedly modern sensibilities.” (Popdose)
The Brooklyn based seven-piece band, flanked by a powerful three piece horn section, takes the best elements of soul, funk, indie-rock, and jazz and weaves them around Osborn’s truly infectious and clever songs. The band has recently returned from a three month stint in Europe supporting their April 2015 self-titled EP release on Rope-A-Dope Records.
Formed at the end of 2011, the band quickly made a name for itself on the New York scene and the Northeast. After teaming up with producer Alex Bilowitz (Gavin Degraw, Jamie Lidell) and mixing/mastering team Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Vampire Weekend) and Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, David Bowie), the band released its debut album The King and The Clown on March 28, 2013, at the famed NYC venue, Le Poisson Rouge. The King and The Clown earned glowing reviews and a place on some independent music critics’ lists of Best Albums of 2013.
Following the release, the band toured tirelessly; playing 200+ live shows between the United States and Europe. They have appeared at, and often headlined, festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and been on television in seven countries, all while operating as a hard working independent act.
“The Nat Osborn Band has a rare knack for existing simultaneously in several different places at once” – The Deli NYC
“Eclectic, smart, high energy, Osborn gets his fingers into a whole bunch of different pies here and comes up with something good every time” – New York Music Daily
“Wow! What a sound” Artie Lange, live on the Artie Lange show
“The inability to label Osborn with any one specific genre lent greatly to his appeal. Dramatic vocal runs, rolling exotic and ghostly horn melodies, and even blues fueled guitar binges; Osborn fit it all into his tightly packed arrangements. With vocal theatrics likened to Muse, and playful horn runs a la Beirut, Osborn folded different genres into his compelling repertoire.” -Flush the Fashion.
BIG Rough Trade show on April 2nd.
The full seven piece Nat Osborn Band is back at our favorite venue in the city, Rough Trade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 2nd. This is our big show for the first half of 2016 so grab tickets, tell your friends and fam and come celebrate with us!
We’ll be sharing some new songs and some new arrangements of older songs. We’re sharing the night with Rocket & The Ghost, our good friends who also just happen to be one of the best rock bands in NYC. Tickets are going fast so make sure to grab a few in advance.
Nat Osborn Band’s got a number of shows coming up in the North East. Here’s where we’ll be:
3/25. Putnam Den. Saratoga, NY
3/26. Riverwalk Cafe. Nashua, NH
4/2. Rough Trade. Brooklyn, NY
4/7. Portland House of Music. Portland, ME
4/8. Minglewood Tavern. Gloucester, MA
4/16. The Spot Underground. Providence, RI – Nat Solo
Back West again. Nothing like escaping New York for the sunshine of California in early March. I’m flying with my guitar and my keyboard and headed to play a string of solo shows. Here’s where I’ll be:
3/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Love Song Bar – 8:30pm
3/5 – Buellton, CA @ Standing Sun Wines – 8pm TIX
3/6 – Stockton, CA – Private show – 7pm – email firstname.lastname@example.org for info
3/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia – 9pm
3/9 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley with Paradise Soul Savers – 8pm TIX
3/11 – Westlake Village, CA @Figueroa Mountain Brewing
I’ll be sharing solo versions of both Nat Osborn Band and Hawthorne songs as well as songs that only come out during solo sets. See you somewhere in sunny California!