Nate LaPointe is a multi-instrumentalist freelance guitarist and singer/songwriter in Los Angeles, California. Spending his childhood in his father’s record store, he was inspired to pick up the guitar at a very early age.
Nate completed a degree in Jazz Guitar from California Institute of the Arts, graduated in 2000. Since then, he has worked with a wide variety of projects not only as a live performer, but also as a touring musician, recording and producing albums for many acts, composing, and teaching. Nate was with soul legend Bobby Womack for 10 years, performing on five continents and in such prestigious venues as Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, and the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.
He worked with pop icon Selena Gomez live/in studio. He has also worked with Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick, and blues man BB King, where he had the honor of opening for him as part of BB’s 80th Birthday tour.
While in town, Nate plays guitar with a variety of different projects including Grateful Dead tribute Cubensis, South Bay rockers Barley, and bluegrass band The Devil’s Box. LaPointe plays any and all styles of music – rock, jazz, pop, blues, bluegrass, country and more. As an instrumentalist, Nate plays electric and acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, electric bass, and vocals.