I Need Never Get Old

I’ve been thinking about that very subject lately … how some people simply just get “old.”  I’m one of those who said to myself as a teenager that I would never old.  Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats sure help me out by laying down a groove reminiscent of my childhood, listening to the likes of Otis Taylor and Wilson Pickett among the legends.

Nathaniel likes to remind me that he and I met when we both appeared on a singer songwriter bill with the Late Jack Redell many years ago.  I don’t remember the event, but he does LOL  A sign of me getting old maybe?  Hmmm.  I sure hope not, because as the song goes, “I Need Never Get Old.”

Nathaniel has never ceased to amaze me with his diverse range musically and vocally.  He’s gone from being in the highly popular indie/new alternative rock band Born in the Flood to international touring folk artist on Rounder records, to his latest incarnation as southern-soul savant leading the Nightsweats – something he never really saw himself as until it actually happened a couple of years ago.

The new full length is due out later this summer on the legendary Stax Records (Otis Redding. Booker T. & the M.G.’s.) and is produced by the Shins’ Richard Swift, who also worked on the latest from fellow Denverites, Tennis.

Obviously you’ll hear it on the show as soon as the record company gets me a copy .. for sure.



4 locals x locals logoJune 6 – For Locals x Locals Presented by The Colorado Sound and Scene Magazine featuring Cracker, Post Paradise, Branded Bandits, Red Fox Run, Shaley Scott Band and Winchester Holiday.  A music festival to celebrate and honor local musicians and local music industry vendors. The goal of this festival is to create a space for our musical community to thrive. If you are a local musician, we would like to offer you free admission and a beer. If you’re a fan, please be honest and support your local music scene with your ticket purchase. Treat this as an opportunity to meet new musicians, find out about local music industry and catch up with old friends.

BluesJam_375June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins+ The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.

June 13Westword, KUNC & The Colorado Sound Present The Samples featuring Sean Kelly at Herman’s Hideaway w/ guests Tomahawk Fox, Lola Rising, The Humbuckers …. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm … Tickets $12.00 – $120.00

August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Lineup TBA.  The region’s first spirits tasting and competition event, started four years ago.  Previous include Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.

mishawakaAugust 9 – The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, andWilliam’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka




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Author: goat

I've been on the air in Northern Colorado since 1978. The Colorado Playlist is broadcast on 30 FM frequencies in the state. I am also a musician, talent buyer and business consultant. Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

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