Nathaniel Rateliff w/ Caroline Rose
1434 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53202
There is no shortage of young folk-rock songwriters remaking Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska in their own image these days, but Colorado-by-way-of-Missouri singer Nathaniel Rateliff stands out from the pack with his remarkable voice, a powerful howl that can sound alternatingly gruff and broken. Rateliff put that voice to fine use on his 2010 solo debut, In Memory of Loss, which he recorded with Califone and Iron & Wine producer Brian Deck. Last year he built on the minimal framework of that album with his follow-up, Falling Faster Than You Can Run, which adds a bit of a Mumford & Sons stomp to his earnest songs.