When the 2017 Forecastle Festival schedule was released, Bob and I were excited to get the chance to see Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats here in Louisville. The Saturday afternoon show was just perfect -- great weather, a great crowd, and a really solid set.
If you've listened to any of Nathaniel Rateliff's music, you know it was a high-energy set, with influences ranging from roots/Americana to gospel to blues and soul. At times, there's some good old jam band mixed in with a little Bell Bottom Blues-era Clapton. I'm not a music writer, but I know it was a great set. Rateliff had a great rapport with the audience while playing a tight, fun set. His best-known tracks, Look It Here and S.O.B., were the big crowd-pleasers of the hour-long set, and I found myself wishing I could follow the band on down to Birmingham for the Sloss Festival the following night. I guess that's how music festival habits get formed.