“Rateliff isn’t simply resurrecting the ghost of R&B past like some garden-variety neo-soul necromancer: He’s out to shake the sheets, sermonize and get downright elemental.” NPR
“(C.W. Stoneking) the hottest—and most enigmatic—blues artist in Australia” The Village Voice
In what is sure to be a high watermark for Australian music fans partial to a little future retro flavour, American soul and R&B sensation Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and our own king of arcane rhythm & blues C.W. Stoneking will come together for a limited series of co-headline shows in March 2017. Following on from Nathaniel Rateliff’s barnstorming sets at Bluesfest, subsequent sold out Australian headline shows and the recent weeks spent sharing stages with C.W. Stoneking in the U.S, local audiences will now have a chance to experience the magic of this dynamic pairing for the very first time, as the duo of acts book shows in Sydney, Brisbane and a special pre Labour day weekend Shindig By The Sea in the post industrial waterfront location of Williamstown, Melbourne.
With a brand new EP A Little Something More From… just released in Australia via Stax Records/Caroline, 2016 has been a monumental year of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Sold out shows, including the 9500 capacity Red Rocks Arena in their hometown of Denver, Colorado. TV appearances on Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert., TFI Friday and Later With Jools Holland amongst others has ensured the meteoric rise of one of the most exciting live bands on the planet. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats go beyond just faithfully recreating soul and R&B from the past, they instead inject it with a dose of modern grittiness and vitality until it becomes the genesis of new sound where the echoes of the past are heard only while moving rapidly forward.
Not to be outdone, C.W. Stoneking has been making a huge noise taking the voodoo R&B sounds from his third album Gon’ Boogaloo to the world. With a string of sold out shows, a haul of rave reviews and massive press attention on its release at home, C.W. then set his sights on the world, first with successful tours in Europe and the U.K. then onto U.S. where he has steadily gained the attention of what is an impossibly huge market, recently scoring #9 spot on the U.S. Billboard Blues charts and critical praise from NPR, All Things Considered, World Cafe, PRI, The World and more. We’ve known it for ages, C.W. Stoneking is the real deal, now the rest of the world is finally catching on!
For tickets and more info, see http://lovepolice.com.au/nathaniel-rateliff-night-sweats-cw-stoneking-2017/