Nat Baldwin    
photo by Lindsay Metivier

After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, Nat Baldwin started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals.  In 2005 he joined Dirty Projectors.  In addition to his work with Dirty Projectors, he has performed on Grizzly Bear's Sheilds, Vampire Weekend's Contra, and Department of Eagles' In Ear Park.  In between touring and recording with Dirty Projectors, Nat made time to record his 2011 album People Changes, an album that led Pitchfork to say "…whether Baldwin is singing with his throat or his bow, there's a thrilling felling of freedom to it all."
People Changes
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Dome Branches
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In The Hollows
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Jun 04 Brooklyn, NY • Baby's Alright
Jun 06 New Haven, CT • Cafe Nine
Jun 07 Hudson, NY • The Spotty Dog Books & Ale
Jun 08 Peterborough, NH • The Thing In The Spring
Jun 14 Buffalo, NY • Perot Grain Silos at Silo City
Jun 17 Raleigh, NY • Neptunes Parlour
Jun 18 West Columbia, SC • Condundrum
Jun 19 Athens, GA • Go Bar
Jun 20 Oxford, MS • Proud Larry's
Jun 21 Lafayette, LA • Blue Moon Saloon
Jun 22 New Orleans, LA • Circle Bar
Jun 24 Nashville, TN • The Stone Fox
Jun 25 Ashville, NC • The Mothlight
Jun 26 Charlottesville, VA • Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Jun 27 Baltimore, MD • Metro Gallery
Jun 28 PIttsburgh, PA • Andy Warhol Museum
Jul 19 Becket, MA • Dream Away Lodge w/ readings by Aaron Burch, Mike Young, Dave Housley, Calbeb Curtiss
Jul 20 Biddeford, MA • Oak and the Ax w/ GREEF, and readings by Aaron Burch, Dave Housley, Caleb Curtiss, and Niles Baldwin
Jul 24 Toronto, ON • The Monarch
Jul 25 Montreal, QC • Casa Del Popolo
Jul 26 Guelph, ON • Hillside Festival
Selected Press
"Nat Baldwin’s upright bass is Joanna Newsom’s harp, Andrew Bird’s violin - a partner so indispensable, it’s a personal trait. Over a gorgeous bull-fiddle hum, he belts out these melismatic flourishes... This delivery is terrifically earnest, terrifyingly intimate, and terribly special."
The Boston Phoenix
"His musical imagination is expansive, while his lack of pretense is admirable"
“Nat Baldwin has plenty of experience transforming experimental, progressive musical ideas into sweet sounding pop music. Baldwin applies the same concept to his solo work as well.”