Singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff was raised in a devoutly religious family in rural Missouri. He taught himself to play the drums at age seven, and gravitated to the guitar at age thirteen. As a teenager he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked on the docks for a trucking company. But he could only tolerate it for so long, so he channeled his energy into making music full time. Rateliff went on to earn a devout fan base, and has been praised by everyone from Relix magazine to Vanity Fair. We asked Rateliff about his striking new album, Falling Faster Than You Can Run, his approach to songwriting and more.
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