Nate Adamson is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver, British Columbia. Growing up in Canada, he spent his summers on his family farm in Ontario. While there, the young artist’s sound and style was formed by listening to the giants of traditional Country Folk music. Singers like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Townes Van Zandt left an indelible mark on the aspiring songwriter.
“Grace” is Nate Adamson’s debut single, released September 18, 2020. With the track the artist introduces his own unique take on the Alt-Country vibe. He plays every note of every instrument on the song. His sound reflects those early influences as well as the impact more contemporary acts have had on his style. Nate cites inspiration from bands and songwriters like Kings of Leon, The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers. We can feel that mix of traditional and modern in his music.
His mellow, meditative vocals float over a lush Americana musical arrangement. Nate weaves together ethereal, melodic electric and acoustic guitar lines. Soft synths create a broad ambient horizon. Adamson’s cool Folky Alternative mix brings to mind the heroes of singer/songwriter Americana like Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst) or Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Adamson paints a melancholy picture of hope tempered by history with esoteric lyrics and visual imagery. It’s a beautiful sound that pays tribute to the songwriter’s heroes while he forges his own path.
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