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August 16, 2017

This Song: Nathaniel Rateliff

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“I just remember how graceful the words were, how easy the melody was, and how every line was perfect and thought out,” says Nathaniel Rateliff of Leonard Cohen. Hear how Cohen’s measured and thoughtful poetry, the stream of consciousness lyrical prowess of Bob Dylan, and the rollicking tunes found on The Basement Tapes caused Nathaniel Rateliff and his longtime friend Joseph Pope III to find the balance between sharing songs of meaning and significance and just having a good time with friends.

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Check out Nathaniel Rateliff’s Tour Dates

Check out Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Studio 1A performance

Listen to host Elizabeth McQueen geek out about The Band with Mark Creany from Sounds del Mar

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