Nathan Payne was born on Patuxent River Naval Air Station in 1973. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in English in 1997. His first solo album, Angels on Fire, was released in 2001.
He is the leader of Nathan Payne & The Wild Bores, a psychedelic rockabilly band with several chapters throughout the United States, different rhythm sections in different parts of the country, like a motorcycle gang. He has 21 homemade studio albums to his credit, and 4 greatest hits collections. His entire discography is available on Bandcamp.
"Sideburns in the Sun" is the first collection of poetry by Nathan Payne, consisting of some of his earliest work from the Chicago years (1995-2001), in addition to the period in which his muse was interested in all things L.A. (1999-2004).
"Dancing on the Ceiling of My Existential Kitchen" is Nathan's 2nd collection of poetry & random writings, mostly encompassing the period between 2005-2009 when Nathan left Los Angeles for Boston & New York City, eventually settling in Austin, Texas.