Concert Review: Nathaniel Ratecliff at The Soda Bar in San Diego, CA – May 23, 2014

Published by JB.  Review and photos by Garcia Borgo Photography.

Nathaniel Ratecliff treated the Soda Bar crowd to a very intimate concert with a set of soulful and moving songs off of his most recent album Falling Faster Than You Can Run, released in April of this year,  and his debut album In Memory of Loss. The first three songs of his set were Falling Faster Than You Can RunI Am, and Don’t Get Too Close.  Rateliff’s voice is a masterpiece.  He cries out, he murmurs, he growls, he whispers.  He winces, he scowls, he grimaces – each facial expression giving more weight to the enormity that is his voice, his music. He remembered the last time he played in San Diego by saying, “You guys are great! Last time I was here I almost got into a fight with a guy wearing sandals.  I’m not saying anything bad about wearing sandals, but if you are going to get into a fight, don’t wear sandals.  You can’t run in them and your toes will get smashed.


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