Sometimes you encounter a voice so unique, so powerful, that it's impossible to not hit the repeat button.
Nathaniel Rateliff is that voice.
A master of words, Nathaniel's lyricism has a way of penetrating your soul, of transporting you. His voice is 3-packs-a-day, with a few too many whiskey on the rocks.
There’s something to be said about a man who manages to write a song about- in his words- ‘pussy’, with such gritty romanticism. Three Fingers In leaves you raw, exposed. It’s the sheet that’s been ripped from your grasp, leaving you cold and shivering.
We filmed this session at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. This venue is hallowed ground for musicians; its dark interior, and simple layout making the perfect backdrop for this bare-bones song. Doors creaking, drinks being poured, patrons shifting on their stools. Even during such a sweet, intense moment, the world goes on.
I can not tell you how much joy Nathaniel Rateliff's music has brought to my life. How much comfort I find in his words, how much I love each an every chord.
A huge thank you to Mitch, for making this session happen.
Nathaniel Rateliff is playing the following dates:
11/04/2014 @ Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA
11/05/2014 @ World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA
11/07/2014 @ Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
11/08/2014 @ The Outer Space in Hamden, CT
12/09/2014 @ Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO