Nathaniel Rateliff performs on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” live show!

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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” chart for the sixth consecutive week and “Album” chart for the second consecutive week. 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 Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel, with additional stops at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, D.C.’s The Anthem and Colorado’s renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater.


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