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"Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats"

"Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats" is the latest band on the scene who are reviving and reimagining classic soul music. The group's name shouts 'soul music' but there's a loseness, a rawness in this band's sound that I like, and it sets them apart from all the other soul brothers and sisters. They're clearly influenced by 60s southern soul music but you'll also hear echoes of the E-Street Band, Van Morrison and even Mumford and Sons on the songs. And they deliver them with a whole lotta gusto. Rateliff released two acoustic-based records prior to this one and says that by the end of 2013, he said he was feeling burnt out. His destiny changed when a musician friend invited him to his studio to record some songs. Nathaniel said he always wanted to take a stab at soul and R&B so he began laying down some tracks. He wrote a ton of songs, recruited some veteran musicians from Denver and formed the Night Sweats two years back.

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