Nate Query plays electric bass, upright bass, and cello in the indie rock band The Decemberists. He is also a member of Black Prairie. He makes appearances on many albums by Portland artists, including Laura Gibson, Rebecca Gates, the Minus 5, and Laura Veirs. He is also credited on Michael Zapruder's record. Former bands include Calobo and Everyday Dirt. His most recent project is the acoustic band Black Prairie with a number of other Portland artists. He attended Portland's West Sylvan Middle School. He is an avid homebrewer.