Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: The Morning After

[caption id="attachment_208386" align="aligncenter" width="900"] (Left to r) Luke Mossman, Joseph Pope III, Jeff Dazey, Scott Frock, Nathaniel Rateliff, Mark Shusterman, Patrick Meese, Andreas Wild. Photos by Brantley Gutierrez[/caption] The first time Joseph Pope realized his life might be about to change, he was in a recording studio in Belgium trying to figure out how to cover The Beatles. After performing with his musical partner Nathaniel Rateliff on and off for the better part of 15 years in a series of bands and side-projects that remained largely unrecognized outside of their native Denver, the duo’s latest iteration — a roots-rock  meets r&b revue dance band called Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats — was in a recording studio together for the first time feeling out what it felt like to record music together in a room. The Night Sweats had already released their debut album, but that record had been recorded primarily by Rateliff and drummer Patrick Meese, with the rest of the group adding their parts later. The band, which first formed in 2013, was still in its relative infancy, with Rateliff serving as the group’s burly, emotive frontman, when they were asked to record a track for a tribute album…

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