21 Mar
Nate Sabat to Showcase His Instrumental Virtuosity in Album Release Show at Club Passim (Cambridge, MA.)


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NATE SABAT will perform on April 17, 2024 at 8:00pm at CLUB PASSIM. Doors open at 7:00pm

Singer Daphne Ellen and fiddler Sam Stage will open. 

CLUB PASSIM is located in Harvard Square at 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA 02138. 

Tickets are available at: https://www.passim.org/live-music/

Tickets available at www.clubpassim.org, by calling 617-492-7679 (9:30am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday) or at the CLUB PASSIM box office sixty minutes before the show begins.

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(Photo: Award-winning bassist and singer-songwriter NATE SABAT will perform at CLUB PASSIM in Cambridge, MA. on April 17, 2024. Photo Courtesy Club Passim)

Award-winning bassist and singer-songwriter NATE SABAT is bringing audiences a different type of folk sound in his album release show at CLUB PASSIM on April 17th

On "Bass Fiddler," his thrilling solo debut, SABAT draws from the rich and thriving tradition of American folk music, and puts his spin on what audiences typically hear in a folk album, delivering expertly-crafted original songs and choice covers with the upright bass as his lone tool for accompaniment. 

While this record is, at its core, a folk music album, SABAT uses the term broadly. 

Some tracks lean more rock (“In the Shade”), some more pop (“White Marble” “Rabid Thoughts”), some more jazz (“Fade Away”), but the setting ties them all together. 

His album shines a light on an instrument that SABAT says “often goes overlooked” in the folk music world, enveloping the listener in its myriad sounds, textures and colors.

SABAT crafts wildly intricate arrangements, each one inextricably tied to its song. 

His playing goes far beyond any preconceived notions of the instrument's role within the genre. 

SABAT takes full advantage of the never-ending variety of sounds and textures the upright bass has to offer.

“There’s nothing I love more than playing the upright bass,” exclaims SABAT. “My hope is that listeners take the time to sit with this album front to back - I want them to take in the full scope of the work. I have a feeling they’ll hear something they haven’t heard before.”

SABAT has written and arranged music for NPR's Radiolab, the Young People's Chorus of New York City and the Heifetz International Music Institute

Additionally, a number of his songs are in rotation on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction channel. 

SABAT has performed on stages throughout Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States, at festivals and venues including Celtic Connections, Savannah Music Festival and The Caverns and Carnegie Hall.  

Tickets for the show are on-sale now at passim.org.  

Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)




The mission of PASSIM is to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their careers, and to build a vibrant music community. PASSIM does so through its legendary listening venue, music school, artist grants and outreach programs. As a nonprofit since 1994, PASSIM carries on the heritage of our predecessors-the historic Club 47 (1958-1968) and for-profit PASSIM (1969-1994). We cultivate a diverse mix of musical traditions, where the emphasis is on the relationship between performers and audience as well as teachers and students. Located in Harvard Square, PASSIM serves Cambridge and the broader region by featuring local, national and international artists. Our ultimate goal is to help the performance arts flourish and thereby enrich the lives of members of our community. 

For a complete schedule, visit www.passim.org