Nathaniel Rateliff

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Not much has been heard from Grace Potter since her appearance last year at her signature music festival, Grand Point North, a small-scale two-day fest staged on the edge of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. Potter was going through a host of personal changes in 2017 and had put music aside for much of the year. But she was back on stage this weekend, headlining both nights of the fest with a new – and very able – backing band, and debuting a handful of songs slated for a forthcoming album that Potter hopes to release in 2019. 

Denver’s prodigal son returns to Red Rocks for the second night to put on a high-energy show that left little doubt that Nathaniel Rateliff and his band deserved to headline this historic venue. The sold-out event was nothing short of a celebration of the hometown hero. The band’s hard work and constant touring culminating in a boogie fest that had the crowd continually moving to an invigorating horn section and Rateliff’s distinct, soulful voice.

Grammy-nominated musician Grace Potter announced today the lineup for the 2018 Grand Point North music festival set to take place September 15 and 16 at Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park. Joining Potter on this year’s lineup are Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Magpie Salute, Caroline Rose, Darlingside, Mt. Joy, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and Greg Holden.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will make their Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, March 3. Fans can tune in to their Opry appearance via opry.com and the Opry’s mobile app as well as the Opry’s flagship radio station, 650 AM WSM.

The Saturday night performance will run on a 30-minute delay on Willie’s Roadhouse on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Grand Ole Opry performances are also streamed live at Opry City Stage, the new restaurant and music venue in New York City’s Time Square.

On March 9, Stax Records will release Tearing at the Seams, the highly anticipated new album from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Tearing at the Seams follows the band’s critically and commercially lauded self-titled debut album, which is certified Gold in the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands, Platinum in Canada and Silver in the U.K.

The KBCO Studio C vault unveils 18 new treasures this holiday shopping season Saturday, December 2nd!  The annual KBCO charity CD features 18 songs recorded live on the air from the Denver/Boulder radio station’s performance studio.  97.3 KBCO handpicks a wide variety of songs from artists, who donate their time & talent, for their world famous KBCO Studio C Charity CD Series.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats’ first-ever full-length concert recording, Live at Red Rocks, will be released November 10, 2017 on Stax Records. The blistering 18-song set was recorded on August 21, 2016, marking the one-year anniversary of their self-titled debut with a sold-out homecoming show at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the band’s first time headlining the revered venue.
 
Nathaniel Rateliff’s solo album, In Memory of Loss, will be reissued on Friday, May 19 via Concord Records. The album is remixed and remastered and features two additional tracks: “You Make All The Noise” and “Pounds and Pounds.” The release will also be available for the first time ever on vinyl as a 180 gram double LP with new album artwork.

The other day I heard a startling statistic - over 200 people move to Austin every day. As a native Austinite, this doesn’t rattle me in any way… it just gives me a sense of unease for the future of my city. There’s a reason that droves of people are attracted enough to this energy to move here every day, but will too many people dilute that essence, that thing about Austin that gets into your bones? I don’t know.

The revival of the venerable Newport Folk Festival continued with a very strong roster of artists this year that expanded once again the boundaries of what is “folk music.” Folk purists – the kind of people who booed Dylan when he went electric at the 1965 festival (this year was the 50th anniversary of that iconic set) – would probably have seen their heads explode if they caught My Morning Jacket’s surprise set on first night of this year’s gathering.

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