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When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 24 May 2011
Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been postponed due to Nathaniel’s appearance that night on Later. A new date is being scheduled – check back or sign up above.

We’re pleased to be giving Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff his Manchester debut at Chorlton’s recently re-opened Dulcimer!

The first things you notice are the voice and the space. That voice belongs to Nathaniel Rateliff, a man who’s earned the twang and hard-knock weariness that shines through on In Memory of Loss, his Rounder Records debut. The space comes courtesy of producer Brian Deck (Califone, Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse), who helped transform eight-track bedroom demos into miniature epics of contrast, beauty, and yearning. In Memory of Loss is a stunning, heartbreaking sonic document from a singer-songwriter who’s made his way from a childhood in Bay, Missouri (pop. 60) to the international stage.

‘Like Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner, this troubled troubadour’s voice seems to wink and nod with every knowing croak and sigh. File next to: William Fitzsimmons, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen‘ – New Band of the Day, the Guardian

‘A remarkable debut album – it has the weary heart of something made by a man 20 or 30 years older than Nathaniel Rateliff, and is worthy of its place against albums that were’ – Pennyblackmusic.co.uk

‘Rateliff’s newest LP In Memory of Loss rings with the ease, tenderness and lightness of heart that often mark a new romance’ – Best of What’s NextBest New Solo Artists of 2010 – Paste

Support comes from Christopher Eatough. Regularly drawing comparisons to Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright and Elliot Smith, and having supported the likes of William Fitzsimmons and Neal Casal, Christopher has developed a stunning repertoire of songs that speak with a voice steeped in emotional resonance. His debut album A Creak in the Cold, released this year through Pull Yourself Together Records, is a fascinating and disarming series of portraits on life and relationships.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been postponed due to Nathaniel’s appearance that night on Later. A new date is being scheduled – check back or sign up above.

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