Most people accomplish maybe one, two things in their lives. I’ve got my Pinewood Derby trophies, you were named Employee of the Month at Circuit City, November 2006. That’s about it, but that’s okay. Except when some folks (say, the Nat Baldwins of the world) mess up the curve. Baldwin’s best known for being a member of Dirty Projectors, the sort of position that would have been the sole crowning achievement in a dull life for most other people. But, noooooo, Baldwin has to live the kind of life where that’s just one of many amazing achievements. He’s also played on incredibly popular records like Grizzly Bear’s Shields, Vampire Weekend’s Contra, and Department of Eagles’ In Ear Park. And get this: dude makes solo albums, too. In 2011, he put out People Changes and this guy has the nerve to make plans to put out another solo album next year. Jesus christ, this guy.
Ugh, I’m sorry. Clearly, I have worked myself into a jealous fury. This is not appealing for anyone. Nat Baldwin’s a great musician and probably a very nice guy. Let me try to mend some bridges by telling you about his upcoming tour. In September, Nat Baldwin, who thinks he’s so great, sorry, let me try that again. In September, Nat Baldwin will head out on a tour primarily focused on the Northeastern United States. I’m sure all these shows will be really, really wonderful. No, I’m not gritting my teeth and thinking about my failures.
Nat Baldwin dates:
09.20.13 - Jamaica Plains, MA - Deep Thoughts !
09.21.13 - Hudson, NY - The Spotty Dog Books & Ale
09.22.13 - Buffalo, NY - Perot Grain Silos at Silo City
09.24.13 - Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern #
09.25.13 - Oberlin, OH - Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse #
09.26.13 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09.26-28.13 - Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
09.29.13 - Chicago, IL - Hideout #
10.01.13 - Youngstown, PA - Cedar’s Lounge
10.02.13 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Chapel
10.03.13 - Ithaca, NY - Culture Shock Ithaca @
10.30.13 - Mechanicsburg, PA - Messiah College, Larsen Student
! Sophie Dickinson and Chris North
# Justin Walter
@ Keir Neuringer
• Nat Baldwin: http://westernvinyl.com/artists/natbaldwin.html