• Nate Lee To Release Wings of a Jetliner in June

    Nate Lee Releases Wings of a Jetliner

    NASHVILLE, TENN. — International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award-winning instrumentalist Nate Lee, a renowned mandolin and violin educator has announced a June 12 release of his new recording Wings of a Jetliner on his own Adverb Records.

    For this project Nate assembled an inspired collection of iconic players, modern masters, and rising stars, including his bandmates from the two-time GRAMMY nominated Becky Buller Band.

    About the album Becky Buller said, "Nate is an incredible musician and human being. This project really shows the world the depth of his abilities, both as a picker and a singer. I'm so honored to be along for the fun!"

    A premier of the first track from the album is scheduled for May on the Mandolin Cafe.

    About the opening track Nate told us, "Wonderbat" is in honor of my beloved Pava Mandolin #194, which I named after Homer Simpson's baseball bat in my favorite Simpson's episode "Homer at the Bat." In the story, Homer has a bat that helps him hit home runs. Spoiler: at the end the bat breaks and it turns out it really was the bat that hit the home runs and Homer was actually terrible at baseball. The episode is a spoof on the baseball movie "The Natural."

    "Wonderbat feels to me like Homer's bat. I can do things with it that are better than when I play other mandolins. This song really shows of the powerful side of Wonderbat, and it's really fun to play!"

    Track Listing

    • Wonderbat
    • Tobacco
    • Quick Select
    • Somewhere Far Away
    • Serenity
    • All Along
    • Comealong Brown Dog
    • Minerís Grave
    • Rook Roller
    • The More I Pour
    • Sweet Allis Chalmers
    • Love Medicine

    The Musicians

    • Nate Lee - mandolin, lead vocals, fiddle, banjos
    • Todd Phillips - bass
    • Wyatt Rice - guitar
    • Bronwyn Keith-Hynes - fiddle
    • Ned Luberecki - banjo
    • Becky Buller - fiddle, harmony vocals
    • Daniel Hardin - bass, harmony vocals
    • Dan Boner - guitar, fiddle, harmony vocals
    • Thomas Cassell - mandolin
    • Daniel Salyer - harmony vocals

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    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      This fantastic albums is now fully available. Here is a link to purchase points from Nate. At a time we can all use some great music this is a very welcome collection worth picking up.
    1. Drew Streip's Avatar
      Drew Streip -
      Agreed -- and the version of "Somewhere Far Away" is great! I've loved it since I heard it on The Salty Suites album (featuring mandolinist Scott Gates, for those are unfamiliar). Been rocking this album during work today.
    1. Nate Lee's Avatar
      Nate Lee -
      Quote Originally Posted by Drew Streip View Post
      Agreed -- and the version of "Somewhere Far Away" is great! I've loved it since I heard it on The Salty Suites album (featuring mandolinist Scott Gates, for those are unfamiliar). Been rocking this album during work today.
      Thanks Drew, I'm so glad you're enjoying the music! I didn't know about the Salty Suites cut of "Somewhere Far Away". I'll have to check that out! Have you heard Brad Folk's version? Nick Woods, (co-writer with Brad Folk) has a version too. Nick's is in 4/4 time and has kind of a '50s rock groove to it.
    1. Drew Streip's Avatar
      Drew Streip -
      I haven’t! It was a difficult song to nail down on google — seems like a lot of people have a similarly titled song. I’ll check it out. Thanks for chiming in, and great album!
    1. Nate Lee's Avatar
      Nate Lee -
      Quote Originally Posted by Drew Streip View Post
      I havenít! It was a difficult song to nail down on google ó seems like a lot of people have a similarly titled song. Iíll check it out. Thanks for chiming in, and great album!
      Here's the Brad Folk version: https://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-Awa.../dp/B00JYTL1ZQ

      Here's Nick Woods' website, but I don't see the song on there. I know he has a recording of it somewhere though. https://nick-woods.bandcamp.com/music
    1. Jim Roberts's Avatar
      Jim Roberts -
      Listened to this album today and I really enjoyed it.