Nate Graham
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Nate Graham

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"TAXI Review 1"

Given the quality of [Nate's] recording and his obvious talent, I'm surprised he doesn't have a bigger track record than he does! - TAXI

"TAXI Review 2"

[Nate's] vocal style perfectly suites his direct, emotionally honest lyrics. - TAXI


Daylight - LP released April 2007, can be found on itunes, rhapsody, and other online music sites. Physical CD can be purchased at

Trio EP - EP awaiting digital release.



You're in 7th grade. You're bored and sitting in the back of your English class. Your teacher is discussing a book you have no interest in. How do you pass the time?... Nate Graham sat and wrote music.

Nate Graham grew up in a house that valued music. Though he only took lessons on piano and trombone, there were many instruments around his house and over the years he learned to play them all. His musical curiosity led Graham to experience and perform many genres of music. Early stylistic interests included classical, pop/rock, folk, choral, and wind ensemble music. These interests led Graham to earn a music composition degree from The Hartt School of Music in 2006.

Graham returned to his hometown of Philadelphia after college to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. Graham, and his band Dirty Blue, were met quickly with success in the summer of 2006 winning a battle of the bands at The Electric Factory, and earning the opportunity to open for Bon Jovi and Nickleback at Citizen's Bank Park. The group performed regularly at popular Philadelphia venues like World Cafe Live and The Grapestreet Pub before Graham released his debut solo album, Daylight, in April 2007.

During the year following the release of Daylight, Graham performed primarily as a solo artist. His piano-based songs and performances have been described by fans as possessing "the ease of Elton John" and the "raw perspective of Ben Folds", with the "soulful voice of Ray LaMontagne". Strong melodies and story-driven lyrics are staples of Graham's songs. And in combination with his clever hooks and prodigious piano ability, Graham's songs always capture the audience.

For his next release, Trio EP, Graham stripped his songs down to the bare essentials. The music embraces an economic production value with live recorded, full band, instrumental tracks. Driving rhythms, pounding pianos, and heartfelt ballads create a complete musical experience in only six songs.

In September 2008, Graham relocated to NYC, and currently lives in Brooklyn. Since his move he has reconnected with bassist Adam Cote, and met drummer Dan McGuinness, who make up the other two-thirds of the group frequently billed as the "Nate Graham Trio". The trio actively performs all over the Northeast United States to college crowds and adult audiences alike. New York City has brought many new musical opportunities and challenges, but the Philadelphia area will always be Graham's home, and he returns there frequently to perform.

In 2010 Graham plans to return to the studio. Look for a new release in summer 2010.