Lyrics from WeightsDirty Projectors’ bassist, Nat Baldwin, has created an experimental folk/jazz sound showing influence from his training under jazz genius, Anthony Braxton, and his involvement with the Dirty Projectors. Baldwin’s fourth full-length album, 2011’s People Changes, channels Andrew Bird’s imaginative instrumentalism and Fanfarlo’s somber yet sharp storytelling. However, the New Hampshire native has a sound largely his own. During a brief stint at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, Baldwin met a group of Wesleyan University students who also studied under Anthony Braxton. Many of his early recording projects were collaborations with Hartt or Wesleyan students. Most of the tracks on People Changes were recorded with live vocals and bass, a decision that was made with Baldwin’s talented friends and collaborators, whom were chosen in order to maintain an earnest live sound.