had begun writing songs that required a band, so he formed the Night Sweats. Their rowdy retro sound was deeply influenced by vintage soul, R&B and gospel traditions, Van Morrison
and the Band. A formidable live unit with a reputation for stage-quaking shows, they signed to Stax
and the label enlisted producer Richard Swift
to capture the band's live attack in the recording studio. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats' self-titled debut album was issued in August 2015, preceded by appearances at the Newport Folk Festival and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
They toured globally in support of the album. While still on the road, they issued A Little Something More From, an eight-track EP that featured a combination of new tracks and live favorites. Capturing a performance on August 21, 2016, the one-year anniversary of the group's eponymous debut, Live at Red Rocks followed in late 2017. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
added support on six tracks including Sam Cooke
's "Having a Party"; it was performed as a New Orleans second-line as the band exited the venue. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats returned with their second studio album, Tearing at the Seams, in March 2018. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi