About Nate Maingard
“Maingard writes protest songs for lovers and love songs for rebels.” A. Weickl.Nate was born in a coastal village in South Africa, surrounded by wild ocean and mountains. He grew up his father’s guitar-making workshop and, since those early days of sawdust and wood-smells, Nate has made his own instrument and sound to go with it. His acoustic guitar Melody accompanies him in songs of love, life and lessons learned, gently dissecting and fiercely celebrating the archetypal journeys we all share as humans. Nate draws his inspiration from the indie-folk movement currently finding voice in the likes of Bon Iver, Death Cab For Cutie and Tallest Man On Earth and remains true to his first loves of the lyrical singer-songwriters of the 60’s, such as John Lennon, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen.