About Nathaniel Rateliff

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Nathaniel David Rateliff (born October 7, 1978) is an American singer and songwriter based in Denver, whose influences are described as folk, Americana and vintage rhythm & blues. Rateliff has also performed with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, an R&B side-project he formed in 2013. He has also released three solo albums, two solo EPs, and one album as Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel.


Rateliff was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 7, 1978. He grew up in rural Missouri, learning to play the drums at age seven. As a teenager he taught himself guitar, began writing songs and, at eighteen, moved to Denver. After internal struggles with life in the church, he moved back to Missouri where he worked in a plastics factory in Hermann. A few months later, he returned to Denver and started work, first as a carpenter, then at a trucking depot for 10 years before becoming a gardener…Read more on Wikipedia