Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Growing up in rural Missouri, Nathaniel Rateliff got his early music education from his family, who performed in the church band in which Nathaniel played drums. At 19, Rateliff moved to Denver where he worked night shifts at a bottle factory and a trucking company while testing out songs at open-mic nights. Rateliff’s 2010 solo album, In Memory of Loss, propelled him to the forefront of Denver’s tight-knit folk scene, with The New York Times dubbing him “a local folk pop hero” and launched his career as a touring musician. His debut as well as subsequent solo albums continued to receive critical acclaim while Rateliff continued to explore his sound. A set of rough demos recorded in 2013 pointed Rateliff in a new direction, and somewhere between Sam & Dave and The Band, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats was born. The band’s self-titled debut album was a breakout success—now certified Gold in the U.S., it has sold over a million records worldwide. Their sophomore album Tearing at the Seams debuted in March 2018 to widespread critical acclaim as well. Last year, Rateliff released his first solo album in seven years via Stax Records. And It’s Still Alright peaked at #3 on iTunes’ “Top Albums” chart, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Americana/Folk” chart, landed at #2 on their “Current Rock” chart and resided at #1 on the Americana Albums Chart for eight consecutive weeks. Rateliff has appeared on every late night television program and recently made his debut on “Saturday Night Live” performing his latest single “Redemption,” which was written for and featured in the Apple Original film, Palmer, starring Justin Timberlake. Rateliff has toured extensively worldwide, playing major festivals and selling out iconic venues including their hometown Red Rocks Amphitheater multiple times. In 2018, Rateliff also launched a Denver-based foundation called The Marigold Project to support community and nonprofit organizations working on issues of economic and social justice.
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Nathaniel Rateliff Announces New Solo Album, Tour Dates
The “And It’s Still Alright Tour” will feature both acoustic and full-band performances [Consequence of Sound] BY BEN KAYE Nathaniel Rateliff, Rett Rogers Prior to launching to soul-rock stardom with The Night Sweats, Nathaniel Rateliff had a strong solo career as an indie Americana artist. This spring, he’ll return to those roots with a new solo album and accompanying […]
Nathaniel Rateliff Is Here to Help
The Night Sweats singer-songwriter on his social-justice foundation, the Marigold Project, and his next recording project [Rolling Stone] ByJONATHAN BERNSTEIN In 2017, when one of Nathaniel Rateliff’s oldest friends — a carpenter who grew up alongside him and Night Sweats bassist Joseph Pope in Missouri — was injured in a construction accident, Rateliff and Pope knew […]
Sick or Well, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Give Denver Everything
[Westword] By Kyle Harris The day before the first of two back-to-back concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats scrapped a show at Belly Up Aspen on doctor’s orders: The band’s leader was too sick to play. When I read his announcement on Twitter on August 22, hours before his Denver […]
How Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Became the Darlings of Rock Radio
[Billboard] By Chris Martins “Last time I was here I got kicked out,” says the barrel-chested singer-guitarist Nathaniel Rateliff, 39, from under a wide-brimmed hat. He’s sitting in The Spare Room, a small, swanky bar and bowling alley inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where he’s either unrecognized or still welcome. “The lady who keeps score […]