Faculty profile

Nate Felty

Adjunct Instructor
MUS 397 Business of Music



Office hours

Office hours via zoom - please email Nate

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(Kelsey Waldon, Shannon Lauren Callihan, Amanda Broadway Band)

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Nate Felty is an experienced live/session drummer and
educator who enjoys performing a wide range of musical styles. Nate graduated from SUNY
Oswego with Bachelor’s degrees in Music and Spanish Language in May, 2012. Since then, Nate
has been living and working in Nashville, Tennessee, earning his Master’s degree in Commercial
Music Performance from Belmont University in May, 2014.

Nate is the drummer for nationally touring country/roots artist, Kelsey Waldon and Ben
Haggard.  With Waldon, he has shared the stage on tour with Grammy Award-winning artists
such as Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, and
John Prine. Additionally, Nate made his Grand Ole Opry debut with Waldon in April, 2019.
Since his arrival in Nashville, Nate has performed and recorded with notable touring bands.
Among these are Shannon Lauren Callihan, Abby Anderson, Yola, Devon Gilfillian, Brian
Littrell and Nick Carter (from The Backstreet Boys) and 9-piece jazz funk/fusion group,
Dynamo. While with Dynamo, the group earned Nashville Industry Music Awards (NIMA’s) in
2015 for “Best Funk/Fusion Band” and “Album of the Year” for their 2015 release, Find Your

When not on tour, Nate continues to make his imprint on Nashville’s local music community,
performing regularly with notable musicians such as Roy Agee (Prince), Jeff Coffin (Dave
Matthews Band), Ty Bailie (Joss Stone), Micah Hulscher (Margo Price), Jay White (Amos Lee,
Cory Henry), Mike Hicks (Rascal Flatts), David Rodgers (Keb Mo), De Marco Johnson (Marc
Broussard) and Paul Horton (Alabama Shakes). He is also an adjunct drum set instructor and
Jazz Ensemble director at Sewanee University of The South in Sewanee, TN.