Artists of the Month: Nate Maingard 209 words · 1 minute read

Utilizing guitar and lyricism, Nate Maingard takes his listeners into the deeper journeys they experience in their lives. As an indie-folk singer-songwriter, he considers himself a modern troubadour and global nomad, sharing his artistry and storytelling with the communities he passes through. Born in a cottage in South Africa, Maingard has crafted not only his own instruments with his guitar-making father, but he has crafted his own, unique sound. He pulls vocal inspiration from artists like Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie, and Tallest Man On Earth, but stays true to his passion for ‘60s songwriters like John Lennon, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen.

Awarded the South African National Arts Festival Ovation Award in 2012, Nate Maingard’s bright, welcoming, and thought-provoking songs are growing in worldwide buzz. His fans love his openness and we love his individuality. Check out this charming video for his song, “Slow It Down.”

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* Genre: Indie Folk
* Characteristics: Bright, Happy, Earthy, Emotional, Mellow, Heartwarming
* Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Piano, Bass, Drums, Harmonica, Banjo
* Vocal Themes: Introspection, Peace, Harmony, Disappointment/Discontent, Relationships, Family

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