Nathaniel Rateliff has recently embarked on a tour through May, with sold out dates in the US and Europe. His new record And It’s Still Alright finds Rateliff looking back at his still-standing victories, singing in hard-earned soul reminiscent of the Night Sweats.
It’s an album Rateliff owes to producer Richard Swift in many ways, who passed away in 2018. Swift reportedly told Ratelif to “keep pushing for those Harry Nilsson tunes, man.”
In January, Rateliff told Rolling Stone about some of the inspirations for the album, saying: “When you really look at it, I’m still alive, everything’s still good in my life regardless of hardship and what’s been happening.”
Other dates on Rateliff’s tour include the Newport Folk Festival, and his sold-out Red Rocks show in August.
He recently visited the World Cafe in Philadelphia, showing off some of those Nillson-inspired sounds.