Bar Conversations

Nate Bergman on going solo, working with legends and his debut album

D.C.-based singer-songwriter Nate Bergman joins us to talk about going solo, being part of Lionize, working with Lee “Scratch Perry”, working on his debut album Metaphysical Change, working with some amazing collaborators, how DC impacted his love of music, going on tour and more. Plus, Mikey, aka 911Bourbon, joins us for Tasting Notes to talk about how he got into whiskey and how his social media page started.


  • Introduction to show 
  • On this week’s “Tasting Notes”, Mikey, aka 911Bourbon on Instagram, talks about how we got into whiskey and how his page got its start (starts around the 1-minute mark)

Nate Bergman, who debut solo album Metaphysical Change comes out May 20, joins us around the 7-minute mark.

  • What are you drinking?
  • How are you able to pull off the mustache?  
  • What got you into music? 
  • You were part of Lionize for a long time, why go the solo right now? 
  • How does your solo music differ from Lionize? 
  • Who/what type of music did you grow up with or influenced you? 
  • You’ve been in the music industry a while, what’s your journey been like? 
  • What’s it been like working with legends in the game like the late Lee “Scratch Perry” and others 
  • As you write new material, are you pulling from experiences, have ideas? How does the writing process for you go? 
  • Working on your debut solo album, what was that like? 
  • You’ve got an amazing group of collaborators on this album, how were you able to pull that off? 
  • I feel like your mantra is “It’s never gonna work” but it works, how is that? 
  • What can folks expect on your debut album Metaphysical Change? The three singles bring such a different vibe. 
  • Why name the album that? 
  • On tour right now, what’s that been like? I heard you even had to fill in at times? 
  • Besides the album and tour, what are you hoping for in 2022? What can fans expect?

For more on Nate, check out or find him on social media.

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