Meet our friends Nate and Tessa (yes, she has pink hair)! These two rock stars have dedicated their lives to bringing Christ to some of the darkest corners of the music scene. Their band is called Destroy Nate Allen and they criss-cross the country blasting atheistic punk rockers with Christ’s deep and profound love and joy.
There are two things that define this wild duo. One is that they are in love with Jesus! Every time I am with them I am inspired to know and love Jesus more. We hope that you get an opportunity to experience the same thing. That second thing is that they are absolutely nuts. In fact, we met them at Cornerstone music festival, which is the Woodstock of Christian music. These two cats are so in love with Jesus and generous that they give away all of their music for free from their website: www.DestroyNateAllen.com
With that I will share with you the bio that they sent me:
Destroy Nate Allen aren’t your average folkies. Destroy Nate Allen started as the solo/quiet acoustic musings of Nate Allen and has evolved and twisted into a two piece rock n’ roll attack, sharply focused on showing people a good time. Combining Tessa’s impulsive theatrical urges with Nate’s love for early 90’s pop punk, DNA play folk music like punk rock – complete with all the blood, sweat and broken strings of a great basement show. Their live show shines with fun punk rock urgency. Together Nate and Tessa (who are married) sing brutally honest true stories (and lots of love songs) that are built around 3 chord hooks so sticky sweet they’ll be stuck in your head for days. Since 2006, DNA has self released 6 full length albums and spent the majority of their available time on the road, lighting up one room at a time with a contagious joy and energy that is rarely seen.
Here is what other hoo haaas have said about them:
“Catchy sing-a-along punk tunes that tear through acoustic guitar strings like lumberjacks tearing down a forest.” – PDX Pipe Line
“You guys lived up to everything we’d heard! …. A Punk Rock I Love Lucy” – Andrew Jackson Jihad
“It was lyrical. It was physical. It was in your face, The did what they had to do AND IT WAS GOOD!’ – Strictly Beats (The Moldy Peaches)
“Allen spun and karate kicked in a one-man mosh pit, and was completely drenched in sweat by the end of the set.” – Denver Post