Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats



Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have shared the video for their song “Hey Mama”—watch it HERE. The video stars Nathaniel and (Night Sweats bassist) Joseph Pope III’s mothers as well as the band’s extended Denver family.  Shot in Rateliff and Pope’s hometown, Hermann, MO, the video was directed by frequent collaborator Rett Rogers who incorporated intimate family home movies into the clip.

Of the video, Pope says, “I was reticent at first to ask our mothers to have such a prominent role in the video and wanted them to be aware of the potential scrutiny involved with making something so intimate as ‘a day in the life’ so public. In the end, it made me feel much closer to my mother. You grow up within a family’s daily routines and are shaped by them. Nathaniel and I moved away, and we developed our separate lives. To see a day in the life of my mom, through her very eyes, is such an immense gift to me. The themes of thankfulness, loss, struggle and time that are deep within all of our relationships are on display here.”

Rogers adds, “The process of making ‘Hey Mama’ was similar to creating a short documentary—gathering found footage from various sources and documenting the lives of others. I experienced Hermann Missouri, the town where Nathaniel and Joseph were raised, through the eyes of their mothers Sandy and Diane.”

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are set to perform “You Worry Me” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Tuesday, May 15th. The track appears on the band’s acclaimed new Stax Records album, Tearing at the Seams.  Now trending Top 10 at alternative radio, “You Worry Me”, the album’s first single, was #1 at Triple A radio for 8 weeks and #1 at Americana for 16 weeks.

Tearing at the Seams continues to receive widespread critical praise. Rolling Stone proclaims, “Rateliff’s restless throwback sound feels like it’s moving toward real revelations,” while Los Angeles Times adds, “The soul-R&B-rock collective…ranks as one of the most thrilling arrivals of recent years, its reputation stoked considerably by the group’s incendiary live shows.” Entertainment Weekly furthers, “The 12-tracks swell with soulful brass, infectious grooves, and Rateliff’s unmistakable warble.”

The group is currently touring North America with stops that include Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, New York’s Forest Hills Stadium as well as two dates at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now at See below for complete details.

Initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico where Rateliff & The Night Sweats re-established their dynamic off the stage and in the studio. “For the first record I demo-ed everything up and created most of the parts,” said Rateliff. “This time, I felt like we’ve all spent so much time on the road that we should all go off somewhere. We should all have that experience together.” The band finished recording with producer Richard Swift—who has helmed records for The Shins and Foxygen, in addition to The Night Sweats’ debut—collectively creating a group of songs that capture the band’s emotion and intensity.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are: Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (keys), Andreas Wild (saxophone), Scott Frock (trumpet) and Jeff Dazey (saxophone).

May 9—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz*
May 11—Asheville, NC—Highland Brewing Company*
May 12—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater*
May 14—Richmond, VA—The National†
May 16—Washington, DC—Anthem†
May 18—Toronto, ON—Massey Hall†
May 19—Montreal, QC—MTelus†
May 29—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave (FM 102.1 Big Spring Show)
May 31—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island‡
June 1—Indianapolis, IN—Lawn at White River State Park
June 2—Lewiston, NY—Artpark Amphitheater‡
June 3—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 5—Cooperstown, NY—Brewery Ommegang 
June 6—Philadelphia, PA—Skyline Stage at the Mann Center
June 8—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion§
June 9— Forest Hills, NY—Forest Hills Stadium**
June 24—Detroit, MI—DTW Energy Music Theatre
August 3—Kansas City, MO—Crossroads
August 4—Des Moines, IA—Hinterland Festival
August 5—St. Paul, MN—The Palace Theatre
August 7—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Amphitheatre
August 9—Missoula, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater††
August 10—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Amphitheater††
August 11—Burnaby, BC—Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival††
August 15—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theatre††
August 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater
August 19—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater
August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡‡
August 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 14—Fredericton, NB—Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
September 21—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center (Outlaw Music Festival)
September 23—Saratoga Springs, NY— Saratoga Performing Arts Center
(Outlaw Music Festival)
September 27—Madison, WI—The Sylvee
September 30— Columbia, MO—Roots n Blues N BBQ Festival
November 7—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center (Folk Set)***
November 8—Grand Junction, CO—Avalon Theatre (Folk Set)***
November 10—Denver, CO—Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre (Folk Set)***

*w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
†w/ Robert Finley
w/ The Head & The Heart
w/ Deer Tick
**w/ The Head & The Heart and Hiss Golden Messenger
††w/ Nikki Lane
‡‡w/ Tank and the Bangas
§w/ Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
***w/ John Prine

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