PREVIEW: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats w/ The Blue Rider @ Doug Fir, Sept. 5th
Written by Joanna on August 29, 2015
How can one possibly shift from folk to soul, two very different sounds rooted in the same emotive intensity, within the span of a year’s time? Denver-based folk musician Nathaniel Rateliff was still riding the wave of critical acclaim for his 2014 release, Falling Faster Than You Can Run, before announcing his collaboration with SLC’s The Night Sweats earlier this year. Rateliff holds himself well enough on his own, but what exactly was there to gain from sharing the power of his songwriting and standalone presence? The result of this combined power of primal emotion within The Night Sweats’ soul-influenced rock and Rateliff’s unique blend of intimate honesty became clear by the time their first single ‘Howling At Nothing’, and evident later in the release of a full-length self-titled album produced by the one and only Richard Swift, out now through Concord Music Group.
You can catch Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats performing an undoubtedly spectacular show with The Blue Rider at the Doug Fir Lounge on September 5th. In the meantime, get a taste of what to expect by watching their performance of their single ‘S.O.B. on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Catch the video for ‘S.O.B.’, directed by Greg Barnes, here:
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats w/ The Blue Rider at the Doug Fir Lounge
Doors: 8:00 PM // Show: 9:00 PM