Extremely happy to announce that Parlour Bells have been nominated for Video of the Year by the Boston Music Awards for our video “Bachelor Hours.”
Voting ends on December 2nd and we encourage you to vote often. The winner will be announced at the awards party on December 8th at the Liberty Hotel.
“firm believers in the campaign that declares Nate Leavitt the finest guitarist in Boston.”
“Nate Leavitt’s heartbreaking (but totally worth it) solo stuff..these songs are beautiful but they’ll sock you in the gut.”
“There is a deep amount of heart, sorrow, and persistence in this man’s songs. I can honestly say I really love Nate’s tunes. He is a songwriter after my own heart, writes about the darkest of human emotion that some folks are just plain afraid to touch on.”
On September 7th Oldjack and friends got on a ferry and hit the open waters to Fort Warren on George’s Island in Boston Harbor. Joining Oldjack performing acoustic sets were Tad and Kate of Sidewalk Driver and The Life Electric. See the full set of Oldjack photos by Johnny Anguish of Daykamp Music here.
As we were leaving to catch the boat home we stopped in one of the buildings in the fort which was an old Civil War era hospital. The room was essentially a natural echo chamber so we didn’t pass on the opportunity to play a little more. Here’s a video of Dan, Derek and myself performing my tune, “It’s Not Easy.”
I recently stopped by the Boston Herald to talk about the new album and perform a few songs on video with Jed Gottlieb.
I’ve been working hard on the new album and I can happily say that it’s mixed! Once I figure out the sequencing it will be sent to mastering and then out to you.
I’ve assembled an incredible solo band and after one practice we’re feeling very confident. Joining me are Dan Nicklin (Guitar, Omnichord, Harp, Vocals), Magen Tracy (Keyboards, Vocals), John Maloney (Bass), Ned Gallacher (Drums), Noel Coakley (Pedal Steel, Banjo) and Brian Carroll (Mandolin). I’m very lucky to have such talented and warm people around me to play music with.
Lastly, I have a new Facebook Page focusing solely on the solo music. Please go Like me!