nlb-album-drop4.25.10_POSTERFINAL3_webNate LaPointe Band Sunday, April 25.
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Opening the show at 4pm is musical genius, Jamieson Trotter . He’s releasing his new album this night as well and will be playing piano with a string quartet.

The Jeff Jensen Band  takes the stage next to play a set of rawkin’ blues.

Nate LaPointe Band   hits the stage at 6pm with new arrangements and live versions of tunes from the new album “Speaking Of It.”

The show Sunday is ALL AGES. Your cover includes a CD. There will be CD’s and vinyl records as well as new hip vintage-style t-shirts and poster prints for sale.

“We’re super excited to release this record on vinyl.”
All basic tracks were recorded live to 2″ tape, engineered by none other than wiz-kid, Mr. John Baffa, and then mastered at legendary Capitol Records! We also invited soul/r&b legend Bobby Womack‘s horn section to play on the recording and there’s no better way to hear them tear it up than on your turntable.

Press release:

Hollywood, CA [February 18, 2010] – The much anticipated second album from Los Angeles based Americana Rock ensemble, Nate LaPointe Band (NLB), SPEAKING OF IT, is set to drop in April of 2010. With the addition of the female vocal stylings of Cece Sherman added to the group and the amazing horn work from the long time horn section of legendary Bobby Womack, NLB’s sophomore release will be the album to watch in 2010.

Nate LaPointe, who splits his musical time between LA’s most well known Grateful Dead tribute band, CUBENSIS, occasional gigs with Bobby Womack and NLB, has taken music back to it’s roots by recording this album live on 2” analog tape. While certainly it will be available on MP3 and CD, LaPointe is also making SPEAKING OF IT available on a limited run of 12” vinyl records. “I wanted to record the music the way it’s supposed to be heard. Live and analog, like it used to be,” said LaPointe. “Having the (Bobby) Womack Band boys on horns gives the album an amazing depth of sound.”

The NLB, after taking a 5 year break between albums, has produced a 10 track mix of dark electric jams, playful “front-porch acoustic” numbers, bluesy rockers and covers of Kenny Rogers “Just Dropped In” and Paul Simon’s “Hearts and Bones” all highlighted by the amazing guitar work of LaPointe. The horn section accompaniment from Bobby Womack’s horn section on “Dragonfly” will quickly make that track a favorite. Sherman’s honey smooth vocals on the Ray Charles blues style “Cold-Hearted Man” will stir emotions the listener never knew they had.

SPEAKING OF IT was engineered by Lou Reed’s sound engineer, John Baffa at TV Tray Studios in Simi Valley, CA. The NLB is Nate LaPointe on guitar/vocals, David Johnson on keys, Ivan Johnson on acoustic upright bass, Chris Payne on drums and Cece Sherman on vocals. The CD release concert will be April 25th at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.