by Dedria Jelks
Nathaniel David Rateliff, singer and songwriter, is from Denver, Colorado. Genres that he is classified with are Indie Folk, Folk Rock, Soul and Gospel.
With “The Night Sweats” Joseph Pope II on bass, Mark Shusterman on the keyboards, and Patrick Meese on drums, the artists have been in a band since 2015 and not regretted this decision since. As a “last ditch effort”, Ratliff explained to the Los Angeles Times that if this didn’t work, he would leave the music industry.
“When we made our last record, it looked like it wasn’t going to come out – everything took so long…I was like, I don’t know if I want to keep doing this.”
The studio album, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, gained critical recognition from Paste giving the score of 8.1 out of 10, while Rolling Stone gave the album a 3 out of 5 stars. Reaching #1 on the U.S. Folk album and #2 on the U.S. Top Alternative albums from Billboard, Rateliff explained that the song, “S.O.B.” was ironically a joke song.
From an interview with BBC, he says, “Initially, I didn’t want to record the song; we have a good time playing it and the reaction from the crowd is always good”.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “S.O.B.”
Now, the band is releasing a new album called, Tearing at the Seams on March 9. Their current hit, “You Worry Me” is climbing the charts and is currently #1 on the Adult Alternative song chart from Billboard. The band’s tour already has sold out shows.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “You Worry Me” Lyric Video
Thank goodness for the combination of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Who knows where they’d be now if they hadn’t gotten together?