Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: 2015
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with Eric Holland at WFUV (photo by Sabrina Sitton)
Ten minutes or so might have elapsed from the time I switched on the microphones for our FUV Live session with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats' anchor Joseph Pope III to the time I had a chance to interject a question. These guys were fired up!
And they had every reason to be. The day before, they had killed on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," impressing not only the host—which arguably may not be that difficult—but Questlove too, who tweeted out his praise. As Rateliff explained, it's been a hard road. The success that the new self-titled Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats album has received is well-deserved.
In this FUV Live session, we'll learn about some of the dues the band paid and the evolution of their barrelhousing and sweaty R&B juggernaut.