NATHANIEL RATELIFF’S AND IT’S STILL ALRIGHT OUT NOW ON STAX RECORDS TO CRITICAL PRAISE

NATHANIEL RATELIFF’S
AND IT’S STILL ALRIGHT OUT
NOW ON STAX RECORDS
TO CRITICAL PRAISE

SOLD OUT TOUR STARTS MARCH 3

And It’s Still Alright, the new solo album from acclaimed musician Nathaniel Rateliff, is out now on Stax Records. Listen to the new album here: https://found.ee/NRAndItsStillAlright-Album

The new music has garnered widespread critical acclaim:

“Most Anticipated Albums of 2020”

“In the end, what could be an album of well-earned indulgence ends up being as much about reaching outward than burrowing inward, rendering deep personal suffering with a humane light touch. And It’s Still Alright the heartening sound of music pulling him through his pain, and, hopefully, past it into something like solace.”

“The result is a set of compositions of intense power, and an album that
reaches multiple emotional crescendos, from grown male grief rarely expressed
 in contemporary song to varying degrees of regained equilibrium.”

“…his new solo work takes him in a gentler acoustic direction, which is echoed across his upcoming album. His baritone has a lovely ragged edge.”

“And It’s Still Alright is stop-what-you’re-doing beautiful.”

“A great excuse to shut out the world and have a good cry.”

 
“…regardless of instrumentation and genre, Rateliff’s reflex to write
through painful mysteries remains the same.”

“The album bursts with songs that are declarative but thoughtfully sharp,
much like Rateliff’s hero Roger Miller…The vocals more lived-in and
idiosyncratic, the guitars nimbler yet wiser.”

Album artwork
 

Most recently, the lead single and title track off And It’s Still Alright entered Spotify’s top 50 viral songs this week and was the #1 most added song at Triple A Radio in its first week of release. Yesterday, VEVO posted an acoustic performance of “Time Stands.” Watch/share it here: https://found.ee/NRTimeStandsVEVOSession

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. The few tickets that remain can be purchased at nathanielrateliff.com.

AND IT’S STILL ALRIGHT TRACKLIST

  1. What a Drag
    2. And It’s Still Alright
    3. All Or Nothing
    4. Expecting To Lose
    5. Tonight #2
    6. Mavis
    7. You Need Me
    8. Time Stands
    9. Kissing Our Friends
    10. Rush On

AND IT’S STILL ALRIGHT TOUR

February 22—New York, NY—Live from Here with Chris Thile at Town Hall
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 OUTSOLD 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 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

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