Nathaniel Rateliff by Nathan Mclaren Stewart

Nathaniel Rateliff

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Nathaniel Rateliff grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, before moving to Denver when he turned 18 to pursue music. In his newly adopted city, he formed the indie rock band Born in the Flood, which released its debut If This Thing Should Spill in 2007.

As he continued playing with Born in the Flood, Rateliff began writing and recording solo music. His spare songwriting took on a darker edge, and led to his debut solo album Desire and Dissolving Men in 2007, followed by In Memory of Loss in 2010, and Falling Faster Than You Can Run in 2013.

Rateliff's introspective solo music earned him a loyal following, but it was his 2013 project with the Night Sweats that began garnering more attention. Backed by a larger band and playing a repertoire influenced by soul and R&B, Rateliff released his fiery, self-titled debut with the Night Sweats on the classic soul label Stax in 2015. As they toured behind it, the band quickly gained a reputation for their energetic live shows. They released their sophomore album Tearing at the Seams in 2018.

Rateliff released his fourth solo album And It's Still Alright in 2020. He returned with another Night Sweats album, The Future, in 2021.

  • Full name: Nathaniel David Rateliff
  • Born: October 7, 1978
  • Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Genre: Americana
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Margo Price and Nathaniel Rateliff Perform 'Twinkle, Twinkle' on CMT Crossroads

By Zoe Hodges, March 26, 2021

The song which features on Price’s record ‘That’s How Rumours Get Started’ was performed with grit by the pair.

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Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price Tease ‘CMT Crossroads’ Episode

By Zoe Hodges, March 17, 2021

Rateliff and Price shared their performance of Rateliff’s song ‘Say It Louder’ in promotion of the upcoming episode.

Album - Nathaniel Rateliff - The Future | Stax (2021)

STAFF PICKSNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - The Future

By Hal Horowitz, November 1, 2021

The Future effectively combines provocative lyrics married to the Sweats’ trademarked attack; one that’s successful, even triumphant, and paves the way for more of the same in forthcoming endeavors.

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LONG READNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: Hell of A View

By Nathan McLaren Stewart, November 2, 2021

Bursting with soul, honesty and hope - three things he's been holding close to him these past couple of years - Nathaniel Rateliff prepares for the release of The Night Sweats new album, The Future.

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Nathaniel Rateliff shares new song 'Redemption'

By Ciara Bains, December 18, 2020

The track was written for the new Justin Timberlake movie Palmer, premiering in January.