5:00 Bell! TGIF, I need a drink…


Nathaniel David Rateliff grew up in rural Missouri, learning to play the drums at age seven. As a young teenager, he taught himself guitar and began writing his own songs. At eighteen, Rateliff moved to Denver for missionary work. And then he was off to the races.  Rateliff developed a dedicated following within the Denver music community.  The New York Times dubbed him a Denver local folk-pop hero. Spin praised his “massive, alluring” voice. Billboard dubbed the unsigned singer-songwriter a “must hear.” This wave of acclaim led to a solo tour opening for The Fray, which brought his work to the attention of national and international audiences. Rateliff has also shared the stage with artists such as Bon Iver, Mason Jennings, Iron & Wine, Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, The Low Anthem, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Rosanne Cash, among others including The Lumineers in Denver. On August 5, 2015, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats made their late-night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Band website here.

Album on iTunes here: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats


  1. just as i was yawning…….this. excellent.

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  2. Well, it’s different. They have a talent of a sort you don’t see a lot. Not so much my favourite, but I do appreciate that they’ve got rhythm and can get a crowd engaged in their music.

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    • And lyrics aren’t friendly or sensitive to addicts, but loved the rhythm and voice.

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      • Yeah, it’s commendable in the same way pioneers used to make a tune out of tapping spoons together or make instruments out of washboards and tubs. There’s a catchy rhythm that makes you want to stomp your feet, but to be honest, I prefer the kind of music that guy played on the piano in one of your recent posts.


  3. Rockin’1 Wanna’ dance!!

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  4. Toe-tapping. ☺

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  5. Must’ve been a rough week!

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  6. academic Indonesia says:

    I LIKE him, voice and performance. Nice and different song thanks

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  7. Thank you, this is excellent… 🙂 Have a nice weekend, Love, nia

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  8. Great video. I’ve never heard of him, so thanks for sharing.

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