Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats’ ‘S.O.B.’

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Nathaniel Rateliff LP CoverWe first heard Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats in the summer of 2015 on SiriusXM and immediately liked the man’s attitude. “Son-of-a-bitch… give me a drink!” I mean, what’s not to like there?

This slice of Americana/indie folk-rock is a toe-tappin’ song from the big-hearted, bearded singer from Missouri, now based in Denver.

The song hit #1 on the AAA format and #4 Alternative on AllAccess.com, and #2 Rock song on RadioInfo.com. Thanks to repeated spins, “S.O.B.” was certified Gold. The band’s self-titled album was released in 2015 on Stax/Fantasy.

The band formed in 2013 and there’s definitely a buzz about them.

This hometown performance at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium shows the band blasting “S.O.B.” and then deftly segueing to The Band’s “The Shape I’m In.”

After putting in a lot of time on the road, the band’s hard work has paid off. Two years after its release, the debut, self-titled album from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats was officially certified Gold in 2017, signifying sales of 500,000 albums in the U.S.

(Photo: Rett Rogers; used with permission)

The band’s eagerly awaited follow-up, Tearing at the Seams, was released Mar. 9, 2018. They performed at Farm Aid in 2017 and have extensive 2018 dates in Europe, Japan and North America, well into November. Highly recommended. Tickets are available here and here.

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