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Nate Smith Announces Tour in Support of “KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere”

Drummer Nate Smith Celebrates Landmark Year Following

Debut Album KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere,

Chronicling Reality of the American Dream

October European Tour Followed by

San Diego and Los Angeles Performances



“Nate Smith has it all: power, finesse, style and beats for days.

He is truly one of the finest drummers in the world whether playing jazz,

hip-hop, rock or R&B. Listen now to a future legend.” – José James


“…this record shows how remarkable a composer, bandleader,

and sonic orchestrator Nate is. Full of soulful grooves, amazing writing,

and beautiful textures, this is one to enjoy over and over again.” – Chris Potter


Critical Acclaim for KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere

“…catchy, singable melodies and spring-loaded backbeats. Smith often

starts with a conventional pattern, then disrupts it by adding an

extra hiccup of a beat. Just that slight modification gives the

groove a serious jolt.” – NPR “All Things Considered”


“…his drumming is a marvel unto itself. Humid and

broad of palette, it has the rare ability to dial up the complexity and

the sensitivity at the same time.” – The New York Times


“…a one-man band on drums and programming…” – Village Voice


“Inspired by the golden age of instrumental R&B,

Kinfolk sounded liked it was ready following two years of care and

feeding from its leader. – NPR “Jazz Night in America”


“Smith embodies taste and chops in one package, ideas to spare,

and is certainly a drummer who is young enough to be a conduit for

the new century’s pop music to get into the art form.” – PopMatters


“…a positive tour de force of groovy, fun-as-hell, r&b-infused jazz.”

Heavy Blog is Heavy


“Whether blistering beats or soloing fusillades of hot sticking phantasms,

Smith’s goal was telling his unique story, one era at a time.” – DownBeat  




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