Who Is Nate Allen

Known for connecting deeply with an audience, Nate Allen is highly effective at crafting addictive sing-a-longs and performances that are hard to forget. Nate's songs and performances range from silly and fun to delicate and crafted, engaging the humanity in us all.

Nate Allen is:

“An honest and uncomfortable reality check” – The Huffington Post

“A nice balance between kooky and cool.” – Golden Mixtape

“One of the hardest working and original songwriters in American DIY.” – KPSU Portland

Nate Allen is a husband, father, friend, mystic, writer, songsmith, and licensed therapist. With his new endeavor, Good Saint Nathanael, Nate ventures into quiet, very vulnerable territory. Hide No Truth, the project debut has been hailed by critics as "an introspective masterwork" (IDIOTEQ), "a treasure worth reflecting upon time and time again" (A Diverse Sound), and "an earnest, melancholic, and impossible to forget album" (SpinDitty).

Nate grew up in Roseburg, Oregon, a medium-sized timber town Johnny Cash sings about. From 2002-2004 he ran a non-profit called Rock4Reason, throwing all-ages (mostly hardcore) concerts. Many of his early ideas about how to connect with a crowd from throwing those shows. Here is a somewhat incomplete list of the friends he made through Rock4Reason:

Iknowkungfu, Combat Junkies, Showbread, Emery, Believing In June, The Dead Unknown, Physical Challenge, The Fall of Troy, Inked In Blood, Fear Before The March of Flames, Highwire Days, Gatsbys American Dream, Clarity Process, The Stivs, Long Since Forgotten, The Cinema, Anatomy of a Ghost, Dead Like Dallas, The Death Campaign, As I Lay Dying, Kat Jones, Insomniac Folklore, Countdown To Life, 800 Octane, Number One Gun, Schoolyard Heroes, A Taste For Murder, Ambitious Career Woman, Blue Sky Mile, Compact 56, The Deal, Carl With A K!, Bitner, Brutal Fight, Rapid Fire Process, The Courtesy Clerks, EPD, Thirty3, The Decibel Network, The Creeps, Unfold, Shurman Steadfast, Suffering and The Hideous Thieves, The Locust, The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower, The Empty, RBS Sryndrome, Burning Room, Super Mutant, The Torpedo Kids, The Misfats, Left Waiting, The Days End, The Iotolas, Everyday Victory, Rock n’ Roll Soldiers, Outreach and many more.