NATHANIEL RATELIFF DEBUTS ALL OR NOTHING TODAY
AND IT’S STILL ALRIGHT OUT
FEBRUARY 14 ON STAX RECORDS
2020 SOLO TOUR NEARLY SOLD OUT
WITH TORONTO SHOWS ON MARCH 8 AND 9
“Stark, eloquent Cash echoes.” – The New York Times
TORONTO, ON – February 7, 2020 – Today, Nathaniel Rateliff debuts his new song, All Or Nothing, the third track shared from his forthcoming solo album, And It’s Still Alright. The record is set for release next Friday on Stax Records. Listen to All Or Nothing here.
Starting on Monday, February 10, for five days, Rateliff will live stream his solo material as well as his music with The Night Sweats via their YouTube Channel, from 12PM ET - 6PM ET, with a new song from And It’s Still Alright premiering each day at 3PM ET. Fans can stream the music on Monday here.
Most recently, the lead single and title track off And It’s Still Alright was the #1 most added song at Triple A Radio in its first week of release. Consequence of Sound called the song a “heart-tugging ballad,” while TIME noted, “...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, the sort of lived-in voice that seems suited for a campfire and a country lullaby.” In addition, Rolling Stone featured the album on their list of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2020, while Rateliff returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform And It’s Still Alright. Watch the performance 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 nearly 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 theatre shows begins in Minneapolis on March 3 and includes two shows at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. The few tickets that remain can be purchased at nathanielrateliff.com.
AND IT’S STILL ALRIGHT TOUR:
February 22—New York, NY—Live from Here with Chris Thile at Town Hall
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*
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‡
March 19—St. Louis, MO—Stifel Theatre‡
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§
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 26—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
*with Courtney Marie Andrews
†with Damien Jurado
‡with Sam Evian and Hannah Cohen
§with The Still Tide
**with Kevin Morby
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