Folk Inspired Songwriting
Nate Sabat is a JUNO-nominated bassist, singer-songwriter, arranger and instructor 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.
Nate's bass playing -- while rooted in American string band music -- goes far beyond any preconceived notions of the instrument's role within the genre. With laser-beam intonation and a relaxed, vocal sound, Nate takes full advantage of the entire range of the instrument. Equally comfortable playing pizzicato and with the bow, he's unafraid to explore the never-ending variety of sounds and textures the bass has to offer.
With his ability to pay close attention to detail and quickly internalize musical form and feeling, Nate has become 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.