Mark Shusterman, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Mark Shusterman Keyboard Player for Nathaniel Rateliff

Mark Shusterman is the keyboardist for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. We cover his journey with that outfit as well as his other projects and diverse musical history. 

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):  

Mark’s musical upbringing

Constellations band

The Blue Rider – Year of the Horse

Mark’s love of the Rhodes and other go-to keyboards

Meeting Nathaniel Rateliff 

The Hi-Dive in Denver

Mark with The Night Sweats on Jimmy Fallon

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old

The role of perfectionism and the band’s output

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at Farm Aid 2023 – Time Makes Fools

Mark’s keyboard rig with The Night Sweats

The importance of backing vocals and harmonies

Amlamas – Electric Eyes

Mark’s art exhibition

Mark’s favourite keyboards

Guidance for those entering the industry and pitfalls to avoid

The Helpinstill Upright Piano

Tag a Keyboard Player:  Jackie Miclau

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Buy My Round

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – What If I with Phil Cook

Desert Island Discs: Maggot Brain – Funkadelic, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots – The Flaming Lips, Music for 18 Musicians – Steve Reich, Drukqs – Aphex Twin, Aquemini – Outkast.

Pimp your band t-shirt: Light in the Black (Canada)

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