4
| Video |

More Nathaniel Rateliff goodness from across the country

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

So the rest of the country really is latching on to Nathaniel Rateliff. Two of our sister papers, for example, in Dallas and St. Louis, respectively, devoted coverage to Rateliff -- completely unbeknownst to us, we might add -- when he passed through their towns. That's not all that surprising to us. We, of course, firmly believe that Rateliff is entirely deserving of such critical notice, so it's not surprising to see him getting it. Not to mention, he's originally from Missouri, so the attention he's attracted from the latter paper also seems perfectly natural.

Now what's far more surprising to us is the number of people across the country who have filmed Rateliff performing "Shroud" or one of his other equally as moving numbers. Heck there's gotta be, what, at least a half-dozen or so clips floating around the web at this point? Maybe it's just happenstance, but they all seemed to be filmed in a similar stripped down fashion featuring Rateliff with just his acoustic and often flanked by his band mates and friends, Julie Davis and Joseph Pope III. The latest we've come across are these two clips filmed as part of the Blue Ribbon Vision series by the folks at the Pabst Riverside Theater in Wisconsin.

But here's how we can tell Rateliff is truly making his mark nationally. People are now covering his songs. Check out this clip we stumbled across yesterday of this talented young lass covering "Shround." We expected it to be underwhelming, but it's actually quite good.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.