Nate Latta
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Nate Latta

Santa Barbara, California, United States

Santa Barbara, California, United States
Band Americana Country




"Spin of The Day - Nate Latta"

Written, recorded, mixed, and mastered in S.B., Nate Latta’s recently released Broken Glass is quintessential California-born Americana. Here, twangy acoustics and electrics mix and mingle with folk’s staple noisemakers (think dobros, mandolins, and banjos) to solid effect. Still, the shining star of Glass’s 12-song run is Latta’s endearingly gruff speak sing. A rollicking rockabilly number in its own right, “Don’t Look Back” is elevated to new heights by way of Latta’s punk-meet-country swagger (and local Tom Ball’s super-speedy harmonica skills). Mid-album highlight “Sunset Bariloche” takes arrangement cues from old-school country balladeers, while “Prove Myself” goes the by-the-bayou route with no shortage of banjo pickin’ and couplet structures. By the time we hit album closer “Love I Never Knew,” the regional twang gives way to straightforward country western, brimming with a sun-soaked energy and folk-minded guitar line that’s decidedly SoCal. - Santa Barbara Independent


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Nate Latta began his professional musical career in an old-school rock band, covering the classics of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, with an occasional mix of newer bands like Pearl Jam and Social Distortion. Soon, however, Nate found himself drawn to the type of music he grew up with, the country stylings of Wayne Hancock, George Jones, and Hank III, along with rockabilly greats, Carl Perkins and Wanda Jackson. Inspired by this wide range of musical talent and varied styles, Nate began to write his own music, mixing and blending the best from each of his favorite artists.

In 2010, Nate formed his current band, Nate Latta and the Train Hoppers, and in February, 2011 Nate released his debut album, Broken Glass. Blending his country roots and love of rockabilly with punk beats, Nate’s music can best be described as having a punk-meets-country swagger – or as Nate describes it, a cross between Johnny Cash and the Clash, or George Jones and the Ramones, all with a shot of rockabilly on the side.

Writing all the music and lyrics himself, Nate’s album is based on his own life experiences. Pulling from heartache, pain, and growth, Nate’s songs resonate with anyone who has felt the sting of a love lost, or the struggles of moving forward through life’s hardships. Produced by David West, in Studio Z in Santa Barbara, Broken Glass features contributions from David West, Tom Ball, and Barney Tower.