Nathaniel RateliffAnd It's Still Alright Tour with Kevin Morby
After a three year hiatus Nathaniel Rateliff is relaunching his 'And It's Still Alright' solo tour. The acoustic and intimate evening will feature an opening set from Kevin Morby. On March 2nd, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN., Nathaniel Rateliff kicked off his highly anticipated tour supporting And It's Still Alright, the singer-songwriter's acclaimed new solo album which had just been released. Nine days later everything changed-the pandemic hit, and the sold-out nine-month run was cancelled. The 'And It's Still Alright Tour' shows will feature various aspects of Rateliff's stellar musicianship, vacillating between warm, stripped-back moments with just voice and acoustic guitar to a full 10- piece folk band accompaniment including a string quartet-and all manner of configurations in between.
In 2018 Rateliff recorded the acclaimed album 'And It's Still Alright. On the album, he's a wounded prophet, a weary seeker with a poetic genius and flickering faith who has seen and felt far too much pain and loss in his life. *I think it was Ursula Le Guin in The Earthsea Trilogy who says, 'Never trust someone without a limp. 'Character isn't defined by our strengths but by what we overcome," says Rateliff. He was determined to make some sense of his early travails on And It's Still Alright, hoping against hope that it's all part of a bigger plan. You can feel him faltering but never losing his hope across these 10 songs, always believing that there is a way out of the murky dark, a yearning for transcendence and rebirth that gives this record a spiritual incandescence.
Growing up in Herman, Missouri, Nathaniel Ratliff started his music career playing in his family's band at church, and music became an obsession for him and his friends. In 7th grade, Rateliff's father was killed in a car crash, which forced him to drop out of school to help provide for his family. One of Rateliff's full-time jobs was working as a janitor at what would have been his high school. At 19, Rateliff moved to Denver where he worked night shifts at a bottle factory and a trucking company while testing out songs at open-mic nights. After relocating to Denver and playing rock music in various incarnations, Rateliff began gravitating towards a folksier sound. After playing rock music in various incarnations, Rateliff began gravitating towards a folksier sound. In 2010 he released In Memory of Loss a solo album on Rounder Records. In 2013 Rateliff released Falling Faster Than You Can Run on modyvi records followed by the Closer EP.