- Folk Rock
- Folk Rock
Nate Sabat is a bassist, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger currently based in Somerville, Massachusetts. He is a founding member of award-winning bluegrass band Mile Twelve. A native-New Yorker, he attended LaGuardia High School as a vocal principal and went on to study upright bass at the Berklee College of Music. He has performed on stages in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, The Czech Republic, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the United States.
It’s the wide variety of musical roles that he has played — bandleader, band member, sideman, chorus and orchestra member, music director, arranger — that gives him his unique musical perspective and voice. And it’s the teachers and mentors he’s learned from — Grammy-winners Latin jazz pianist Arturo O’Farill and cellist/conductor Eugene Friesen, guitar virtuoso Julian Lage and MacArthur fellow Francisco J Núñez, to name a few — that have helped him craft and hone that voice.
With his ability to pay close attention to detail and quickly internalize musical form and feeling, Nate has become an in-demand sideman both on stage and in the studio. He has worked with artists such as fiddle maestro Darol Anger, banjo legend Tony Trischka, bassist/composer Bruno Raberg, gypsy-jazz musicians Albert Bello and Oriol Saña, Canadian rock band Fish & Bird, singer-songwriter Jenny Ritter, and bluegrass band Jeff Scroggins & Colorado.
Eleanor Buckland is a songwriter, singer, and fiddler, but not always in that order.
As a 4th generation performing musician, Eleanor has been singing melodies since before she could talk. So it seems only natural that she would eventually fall in love with writing songs. Growing up in Maine in a musical family, her passion for songwriting and performing grew out of an influence of traditional fiddle, country & bluegrass music, as well as contemporary songwriters and musicians from the Dixie Chicks to Bonnie Raitt to Crooked Still. Now residing in Somerville, MA, she has immersed herself in the thriving folk/roots music community as she brings light and joy to the stages nestled in Boston’s rich music scene.
Her primary musical endeavor is Lula Wiles, her band with fellow Mainers, Isa Burke and Mali Obomsawin. What started as jamming around campfires has become a project of electric musical chemistry from their shared affinity for grooving and the craft of both songwriting and performing.