Here are some facts you might need to know about Nathaniel Rateliff.
(1) He’s from a tiny town in Missouri called Hermann but later moved to Denver to do—wait for it—missionary work.
(2) He became a mainstay of the Denver music community, releasing three solo albums, another under the name Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel and finally as Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.
(3) He’s originally a drummer. He’s been playing since he was seven years old.
(4) He was ready to give up music after his second album because he couldn’t find any label willing to release it. But then his management company sunk some money into creating a label just for him. That turned things around—and here we are.