This past Saturday was the 8th annual Fete de la Musique a.k.a. Make Music Harvard Square. Musicians from all around the country performing on 10 stages on the streets throughout Harvard Square.
Just like last year, I did triple duty performing with my solo band, Parlour bells and Oldjack.
Photo by Bill Manley
In May Magen Tracy released her EP, Fiercely. I was honored to be asked to Produce her album and couldn’t be happier with the result. Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald wrote about our collaboration by saying, “His smart, hushed aesthetic pairs perfectly with her quiet, spacious ballads.”
Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald has been covering every night of the Rumble. Here’s what he had to say about our performance.
“Night five turned up the noise. Nate Leavitt Band turned down. He played his set: heart-slicing, soul-smashing, just damn, damn sad and bright diamonds of songs. When called for, he stepped on the pedal and soloed — oh, lordy, did he solo. But in the face of a Friday night, he strummed that acoustic slow and harmonized with Magen Tracy and Dan Nicklin. Speaking of Tracy and Nicklin, bonus points for her keys and his everything else. More bonus: They can sing, but Nate’s broken voice rose above them both.”
Read the full recap here.
“The Nate Leavitt Band just gave one of the most gut wrenching Rumble sets I’ve ever seen. It was apparent something really special was happening by a few songs in. Nate was tugging on every heartstring in the room. The unassuming songs were brought to life with beautiful performances and exceptional dynamics. Damn, that was good.”
Johnny Anguish – Daykamp Music
See the full set here.
The 2015 Rock and Roll Rumble Preliminary Round starts Sunday April 12 – 18.
The date for my solo band is Friday April 17th at 9:30 pm sharp!
Buy tickets here