Nate Paladino
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Nate Paladino

Tustin, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Tustin, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Indie




"CD Review: Good Boy by Nate Paladino"

"Musically, it channels both Elvis and Randy Newman, combining a nostalgic melody with trenchant lyrics." - Huffington Post

"“Good Boy” by Nate Paladino"

"This powerhouse trio will take you through a roller coaster of emotions both good and bad and tug at the heart strings more than once. The lyrics are funny, heart breaking, tear jerking, outlandish, and most assuredly……true." - Nashville Music Guide

"Nate Paladino’s ‘Good Boy’ EP: Classic Style and Modern Lyrics [Review]"

"There is a myriad of musical styles on Good Boy, but all of them are expertly crafted and merge with each other for an interesting fusion take on all of the classic musical genres which now make up modern indie rock." - Guardian Liberty Voice

"Nate Paladino wants to buy your heart"

"Nate Paladino represents a modern day Johnny Cash, who introspectively sings about the dark side of romance behind 50’s and 60’s inspired guitar blues" - Baltimore Post-Examiner


2018 - Green Curtain Songs (YouTube series)
2017 - New Singles from New Singles EP (collaborative EP)
2014 - Good Boy EP
2011 - Like a Nail In Your Head



Nate Paladino sings sad songs that sometimes sound happy. His music is stubbornly authentic, his lyrics are darkly humorous, and his voice is nuanced and heartfelt – even if the feelings in that heart playfully clash with the sunny optimism of his Orange County home. Fans of Mountain Goats, Purple Mountains, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, or other bands with “Mountains” in the name should feel right at home with his alternative blend of folk and Americana.

Since the release of his last EP ‘Good Boy,’ he has been working on a follow-up weekly YouTube series called ‘Green Curtain Songs’ while writing new songs and playing shows with his longtime drummer Jon Hyrkas and the late Darren Faller on bass. They are currently working on an album slated for 2020, but always looking for opportunities to cut down that Orange County glare with engaging, intimate, and memorable live performances.

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