News

2017

Walcott is continuing to tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers as their pianist, keyboard player and trumpet player.
Dates here

2016

JOSEPH | August 26, 2016
Nate composed and arranged the string and harp parts on the new album by the Portland OR band JosephI’m Alone, No You’re Not, out now on ATO records.

SHOWS | June 3, 2016
Walcott is currently on tour playing piano and keyboards with The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

MIDNIGHT SUN + COME AND FIND ME | March 31, 2016
Walcott recently completed composing the scores for two films: Midnight Sun, directed by Scott Speer and starring Bella Thorne and Rob Riggle, and Come and Find Me, directed by Zack Whedon and starring Aaron Paul, Annabelle Wallis, and Garret Dillahunt. More info soon!

NEW ALBUMS BY M. WARD AND MAVIS STAPLES | March 1, 2016
M. Ward’s new album “More Rain” (featuring trumpet and string arrangements by Walcott) will be released March 2016, and Mavis Staples new album “Living on a High Note” (featuring horn arrangements, keyboards, and trumpet by Walcott) was released February, 2016

2015

NEW RELEASES | September 21, 2015
Ryan Adams’s 1989 (piano/keyboards) //// Broken Bells’s Live at the Orpheum (trumpet/arrangements) ////  THE INTERN, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro (keyboards)

TOUR DATES | September 1, 2015

MORE TOUR DATES! October, 2015 Walcott will be joining Ryan Adams for some promotional appearances for 1989, and will also be joining Conor Oberst for a run of shows throughout the midwest

TOUR DATES July, 2015 Walcott will be joining Iron and Wine and Ben Bridwell (of Band of Horses) for a short tour in late July, which will include a performance at the Newport Folk Festival

PERFORMANCES May/June 2015 Walcott joined First Aid Kit-(playing piano and leading a string ensemble)-for a special performance on one of the final episodes of the Late Show with David Letterman, and also joined Conor Oberst for a string of dates on the east coast, which included a performance at the Governor’s Ball Festival in New York City

TOUR joined Conor Oberst for a couple shows on the East Coast in late-July (at the Newport Folk Festival and at SummerStage in New York City’s Central Park) — and also for a string of shows in September, October, and December throughout the U.S. and Mexico. The tour included a show with the legendary John Prine at Los Angeles’s Greek Theater.

SONG ONE | January 23, 2015
The film Song One, which stars Anne Hathaway and Mary Steenburgen, and which features original songs written by Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice and a score co-composed by Lewis, Rice, and Walcott, is being released January 23rd, 2015.

2014

NEW RECORDS OUT | July 29, 2014
Jenny Lewis’s The Voyager (featuring keyboards and a string arrangement by Walcott), She & Him’s Classics(featuring piano and trumpet by Walcott), U2’s Songs of Innocence (Acoustic Sessions) (featuring trumpet by Walcott), Beck’s Song Reader, (featuring keyboards by Walcott on Beck’s version of his song “Heaven’s Ladder”), Conor Oberst’s Upside Down Mountain (featuring keyboards, horn and woodwind arrangements, and trumpet by Walcott), First Aid Kit’s Stay Gold (featuring keyboards and string and woodwind arrangements by Walcott), and Jason Mraz’s Yes! (featuring keyboards by Walcott) have all recently been released.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS | June 6, 2014
Walcott composed and recorded (alongside fellow Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis) the score for the film The Fault In Our Stars, which opened in the United States June 6 2014 as the number one film in the country.

Atlantic Records has released the score for The Fault in Our Stars, which is now available at your favorite local record store and at iTunes.

OLD-ISH NEWS | June 1, 2014

Some nice things happening lately!–Helped compose the score for Song One (starring Anne Hathaway) with the wonderful Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice–and helped them out a little with playing and arranging some things on some of the songs for the film as well…Also, recently wrapped up sessions with First Aid Kit for their new record, playing piano, hammond, and writing string and woodwind arrangements. Details soon!

Recently wrapped up a couple weeks in the studio with Zavalaz. More about that soon!

Stuck in Love is now available in iTunes! It was the #1 downloaded indie film for a couple weeks recently. Download it while supplies last!

Some new records are out (or coming out soon)

"Fanfare", the forthcoming Jonathan Wilson record, will be out soon. Played some trumpet on the album–and one of the songs involves accompanying the magical vocalising of David Crosby.

Also, the Man Man record "On Oni Pond" is out now on Anti- records. Played a little trumpet on this one too and also wrote a string arrangement for one of the songs.
Audio coming soon to the listen page–but pick these records up when you can! They’re both great and were made by wonderful friends and amazing artists….

New dates coming will be joining Gus Seyffert’s Willoughby for some dates soon and will also join Jonathan Wilson and his amazing band at his record release show at the Troubadour Nov 15. Specific info coming soon!

Some recent shows:
Recently did a little playing with old friends Jake Bellows, Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit, and the Felice Brothers up at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. What a beautiful festival!…also joined Conor and the Felice Bros in Santa Monica at the Way Over Yonder festival and at Pappy Harriet’s in Pioneertown.

Other recent performances: ….played with the Living Sisters at Inara George’s tribute to Eleni Mandell at the Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon recently…And also got to join others performing, such as Becky Stark, Gus Seyffert, Harper Simon and Benji Hughes–and was lucky enough to sit in with the amazing Van Dyke Parks on a song.

Oh and additionally, not long ago played Largo in Los Angeles with Johnathan Rice. It was a great night of music, as the Living Sisters were also on the bill, and was fortunate enough to be able to join them as well…