Thursday, August 1
nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats
with special guests lucius
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS will kick off Sandpoint’s 37th annual summer concert series with their special brand of folk, Americana and vintage rhythm and blues.
Missouri-bred, Denver-based front man Nathaniel Rateliff has always been an omnivorous listener and player of music who started his career in his family’s band at church in Hermann, MO. Nearly throwing in the towel after a long on-and-off solo career, Rateliff garnered attention with the Night Sweats, the soulful R & B combo he formed in 2013. Their 2015 self-titled album became a massive hit, propelling them to two non-stop years on the road where the crowds grew larger with every show and the Night Sweats grew tighter and more vigorous. Hit songs like “S.O.B.,” “Hey Mama,” “I Need Never Get Old,” and “You Worry Me,” have a special way of comprising both an R & B party and a deeply personal confessional from Rateliff, who pens all the lyrics. Grounded in old-school soul and R & B, but far too urgent for the retro of revivalist tag, there are familiar elements of soul and garage rock, but also jazz, folk and even country. Stellar band members include: Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (Guitar), Mark Shusterman (keyboard), Andy Wild (saxophones) and Wesley Watkins (trumpet).
Special Guest LUCIUS is a four-piece indie pop band that got its start in Brooklyn, New York. Currently based in Los Angeles, the band consists of lead vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, drummer and producer Dan Molad, and lead guitarist Peter Lalish. Their three albums Wildewoman (2013), Good Grief (2016) and Nudes (2018) have received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and the Village Voice. Their track “Million Dollar Secret” premiered on the final season of the HBO series Girls.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a DANCE SHOW!
The Festival venue will be configured differently for this concert to allow for an increased dancing/standing area in front of the stage. There will still be adequate sections for blankets, low chairs, high chairs and reserved patron and sponsor seating, as well as seated availability in the grandstands.