The first thing you notice is the voice. That voice belongs to Nathaniel Rateliff, a man who's earned the twang and hard-knock weariness that shines through on his critically acclaimed Rounder debut, 2010's In Memory Of Loss. Rateliff's youth in rural Missouri was quiet and rambling. At age seven, he learned to play the drums. As a young teenager, he picked up the guitar and without a single lesson was soon penning his own songs. At eighteen, Rateliff relocated to Denver and learned to play the piano much as he had other instruments, by teaching himself. Rateliff eventually developed a dedicated following within the Denver music community and beyond. Spin praised his "massive, alluring" voice. Billboard dubbed the unsigned singer-songwriter a "must hear." The New York Times praised Rateliff's "stark, eloquent [Johnny] Cash echoes." This wave of acclaim led to a solo tour opening for The Fray, which brought his work to the attention of national audiences. Rateliff has now shared the stage with artists such as Bon Iver, Mason Jennings, Iron & Wine, The Low Anthem, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Roseanne Cash, among others.http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14018
Nathaniel Rateliff toured relentlessly in 2010 and 2011 supporting his Rounder Records debut “In Memory of Loss” - headlining shows and performing at major festivals throughout USA, Canada, UK and Europe. Earlier this year legendary Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant placed Rateliff’s haunting track “Early Spring Till” atop his celebrity itunes playlist and in May Rateliff performed two songs on the highly influential British chat-show... Read More →
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