The Nate Lapointe Band is comprised of players from a strong jazz background, with rootsy and eclectic songwriting and improvisation as it's basis. The unique writing collaboration of Nate Lapointe and Tim Campbell creates lyrics from the heart and songs that speak to many. From introspective ballads like 'Keep Me By' and 'I'll Put You First' to bring-down-the-house rockers like 'Take Your Chances' and 'Here I Come Again' the band will surely take you on a musical journey that threads through various genres, incomparable in style and talent. A combination of growing up in Laramie, Wyoming and his fathers passion for music, Nate was exposed to a wide variety of musical influences ranging from jazz to classical to rock to country. Ivan Johnson's acoustic upright bass performance along with Nate Lapointe's skillful and passionate guitar playing separate this band into a category of their own. The band's self-titled debut CD was released in December 2005 and they have spent part of the past year touring the west. When he's not touring with the Nate Lapointe Band, Nate works as a freelance guitarist, playing with such greats as Dave Mason, Vince Welnick, Bobby Womack, Charlie Haden, Bloodstone, and even opened for BB King on his 80th birthday tour.