Nathanial Rateliff and the Night Sweats on the Town SquareDate: Fri Mar 18, 2016
Time: 5 PM
Come join us for a Friday night on the Town Square with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats! Entry is free, music begins at 5PM with Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys.
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats practically explodes with deep, primal and ecstatic soulfulness. This stunning work isn't just soul stirring, it's also soul baring, and the combination is absolutely devastating to behold. You don't just listen to this record-you experience it. So it's entirely fitting that the self-titled album will bear the iconic logo of Stax Records, because at certain moments Rateliff seems to be channeling soul greats like Otis Redding and Sam & Dave. But as this gifted multi-instrumentalist honors the legacy of the legendary Memphis label, he's also setting out into audacious new territory.
The place where Rateliff is coming from is intensely real and intimate. Doing what he does is an act of bravery. "These songs are about the struggles I've had in my life-drinking too much, that kind of crap," he says with characteristic candor, punctuating the admission with a rueful laugh.