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Hi, welcome, it is my pleasure to have you here.

I’m Nate, a modern troubadour, sharing songs and stories to inspire open hearts

“Maingard writes protest songs for lovers and love songs for rebels.” -Angela Weickl

My songs are about the deeper journeys we all experience as humans learning to make sense of this one precious life we have each been given.

This video says it all pretty darn well:

I have been playing guitar, writing songs and appearing on stage since 1998 and have been playing as a professional musician since the beginning of 2011.

In 2012 I was awarded a South African National Arts Festival Ovation Award, which means that some relatively important people think my art is rad. I’ve played many of South Africa’s festivals and in the course of 2011 I played over 100 shows around South Africa.

My 2013 EP In The Shadows was crowd-funded, which was totally wild and beautiful! The EP was recorded in London with artists who have worked with Adele, Paul McCartney, Jason Mraz and many more.

In 2014 I launched my Patreon page and am now supported by ‘The Nateives’, a tribe from all over the world who share the journey with me as I travel the world offering my songs and stories to the people I meet.

I’m not a rock star; I don’t get up onto the stage to separate myself from my audience. I’m not interested in fame for its own sake. What I’m excited about is the conversation between me and you who find peace and meaning in my music.

I hope to cross paths with you some time soon, fellow traveller.

Your troubadour