Hillside Summer Festival 2014

July 25 - 27

Nat Baldwin

Nat Baldwin

After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, Nat Baldwin started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals. In 2005 he joined Dirty Projectors. He has performed on Grizzly Bear's Sheilds, Vampire Weekend's Contra, Department of Eagles' In Ear Park, and Phosphorescent’s Pride. Despite his busy schedule recording and touring as the bass player for Dirty Projectors, Nat found time to write and record In The Hollows, his followup to 2011's People Changes. In The Hollows features Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Lia Ices, Espers), Rob Moose (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Bon Iver), and the Ymusic string trio.

Discussing the album's production, Nat says "I wanted to achieve a consistency throughout that my past albums have lacked. I wanted the strings to add to the mournful quality of the songs, weaving their way through the sonic terrain, providing emotional emphasis, but also leaving necessary amounts of space. Albums by Nick Drake, Judee Sill, Joanna Newsom, Antony & the Johnsons, and Bill Callahan, to name a few, provided inspiration in balancing that intimacy with minimal, but powerful, adornments." Immersive, athletic, and often profound, In the Hollows represents his clearest and most consistent album-length statement, melodically, structurally, and lyrically. Nat explains that "I hope it is as unsettling as it is beautiful.I want it to make people feel things they can’t describe."

Performance Schedule

  • Saturday, July 26th at 5:30pm

    Sun Stage
  • Sunday, July 27th at 6:00pm

    Lake Stage
  • Sunday, July 27th at 10:00pm

    Lake Stage