Last night, acclaimed musician Nathaniel Rateliff returned to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Time Stands” on the program’s live broadcast following the Democratic debate. Watch/share the performance HERE.  

“Time Stands” appears on Rateliff’s new solo album, And It’s Still Alright, which is out now on Stax Records. The new album peaked at #3 on iTunes’ “Top Albums” chart, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Americana/Folk” chart, landed at #2 on their “Current Rock” chart and the lead single and title track rose to #1 on their “Adult Alternative” chart, marking Rateliff’s first solo #1. In addition to “And It’s Still Alright” hitting #1 on Triple A Radio, the single and album are currently #1 on the Americana “Singles” and “Album” chart. You can watch Rateliff’s performance of “And It’s Still Alright” on Live from Here with Chris Thile HERE.  

When Rateliff began writing for the new album, the songs initially centered on the pain of his unraveling relationship, but the theme of the album took a different direction when Richard Swift, his longtime friend and producer of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ two acclaimed albums, passed away in July 2018. Across the 10 tracks on And It’s Still Alright, you can feel Rateliff faltering but never losing hope—hope that it’s all part of a bigger plan. While the songs are quieter and more reflective than the exuberant soul The Night Sweats have become famous for, they are no less urgent and indelible, as he pushes the boundaries and finds new depths in his songwriting—a singular voice embarking on a personal exploration of love, loss and perseverance.

To record And It’s Still Alright, Rateliff returned to Swift’s studio, National Freedom, in Cottage Grove, Oregon. He was joined by co-producers Patrick Meese (longtime collaborator and The Night Sweats drummer) and James Barone (Beach House drummer), who both also engineered and mixed the record. The album features additional contributions from Tom Hagerman (DeVotchKa violinist), Luke Mossman (The Night Sweats guitarist), Elijah Thomson (Everest bassist), Daniel Creamer (The Texas Gentlemen keyboardist) and Eric Swanson (steel guitarist).

Rateliff’s sold-out And It’s Still Alright tour will feature various aspects of his stellar musicianship, ranging from stripped-back moments with just his voice and acoustic guitar, to a full-band accompaniment and four-piece string section. The extensive run of theater shows begins in Minneapolis on March 3 and includes multiple shows at New York’s Town Hall and Los AngelesTheatre at Ace Hotel, with additional stops at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, D.C.’s The Anthem and Colorado’s renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater.

And It’s Still Alright continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“Nathaniel Rateliff returns, this time as a solo artist, with what may be his best batch of songs yet.” — NPR All Songs Considered

And It’s Still Alright is stop-what-you’re-doing beautiful.” — Evening Standard

“In the end, what could be an album of well-earned indulgence ends up being as much about reaching outward than burrowing inward, rendering deep personal suffering with a humane light touch. And It’s Still Alright the heartening sound of music pulling him through his pain, and, hopefully, past it into something like solace.” — Rolling Stone

“The result is a set of compositions of intense power, and an album that reaches multiple emotional crescendos, from grown male grief rarely expressed in contemporary song to varying degrees of regained equilibrium.” — The Wall Street Journal

“…his new solo work takes him in a gentler acoustic direction, which is echoed across his upcoming album. His baritone has a lovely ragged edge.” — Time

“A great excuse to shut out the world and have a good cry.” — Uncut

“…regardless of instrumentation and genre, Rateliff’s reflex to write through painful mysteries remains the same” — Billboard


  1. What a Drag
    2. And It’s Still Alright
    3. All Or Nothing
    4. Expecting To Lose
    5. Tonight #2
    6. Mavis
    7. You Need Me
    8. Time Stands
    9. Kissing Our Friends
    10. Rush On

March 3—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre* SOLD OUT
March 4—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre* SOLD OUT
March 5—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater* SOLD OUT
March 6—Chicago, IL—The Chicago Theatre† SOLD OUT
March 8—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall* SOLD OUT
March 9—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall* SOLD OUT
March 10—Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre* SOLD OUT
March 12—New York, NY—The Town Hall‡ SOLD OUT
March 13—New York, NY—The Town Hall‡ SOLD OUT
March 14—Washington DC—The Anthem‡ SOLD OUT
March 16—Pittsburgh, PA—Byham Theater‡ SOLD OUT
March 17—Indianapolis, IN—Old National Centre‡ SOLD OUT
March 19—St. Louis, MO—Stifel Theatre‡ SOLD OUT
March 20—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium‡ SOLD OUT
March 21—Atlanta, GA—Tabernacle‡ SOLD OUT
April 2—Los Angeles, CA—The Theatre at Ace Hotel§ SOLD OUT
April 3—Los Angeles, CA—The Theatre At The Ace Hotel§ SOLD OUT
April 4—San Francisco, CA—Palace Of Fine Arts§ SOLD OUT
April 5—San Francisco, CA—Palace Of Fine Arts§ SOLD OUT
April 18—North Charleston, SC—High Water Fest
August 2—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival
August 8—Waynesville, OH—Bellwether Festival
August 26—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre** SOLD OUT
*with Courtney Marie Andrews
†with Damien Jurado
‡with Sam Evian and Hannah Cohen

  • with The Still Tide

**with Kevin Morby

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