We’re super glad to focus our first artist spotlight for FOLK City at Photo City: A Benefit for REACH on Nate Coffey. Catch him Sunday, February 18th from 5:45pm-6:30pm.
Coffey began playing music when a family friend gave him a snare and then eventually a Ludwig drum set. After practicing hours a day for two years, Coffey began performing alongside his father in his band, BC Enterprise. At the age of 16, his Mom picked him up a fender Precision Bass. After only 2 weeks of practice on the bass, he began playing out publicly. Two years later and Coffey was off to Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz guitar and arranging. Tragedy struck when Coffey’s father was badly injured in a car accident. Coffey left school and returned home to be closer with his family. After attending school locally, he obtained a position teaching music. After 10 yrs of teaching and playing around his hometown, Coffey yearned for more. Setting sights on NYC, he entered Hunter college and played in many performing groups and led one. Coffey gigged around NYC rubbing elbows with the legends of the city. When his father suddenly passed, Coffey returned home once again. Once back, he was offered a job again teaching music for kindergarten thru eighth grades. Coffey recently has been putting out solo music as well as working with The Buddhahood and more of Rochester’s very talented pool of artists.
Check his tune “Rise Above It. Feel the Power. Feel the Love” and the video produced by our friends over at Goldn Rd!