Late-Night TV Music (Even the Score Edition) | Feb. 25, 2020

Nathaniel Rateliff, Dustin Lynch and PJ Morton bring some balance to the airwaves.

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It’s always nice when things work out. Take this week’s televised musical appearances. Monday night brought us a slate of female-centric performances. So naturally, as is the way of such things, Tuesday evened the score by delivering a roster of male artists. Best of the bunch for my money was singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff, putting his Night Sweats on hold for a moment to perform the tenderly powerful acoustic number Time Stands on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Of course, those who prefer to have their music emanating from underneath a big hat might prefer country boy Dustin Lynch, who served up a two-fer of Momma’s House and Ridin’ Roads on Jimmy Kimmel Live. And finally, Maroon 5 keyboardist and recent Grammy winner PJ Morton got groovy with his song Ready on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Yeah, I know Clarkson’s show isn’t technically late-night programming. But I watched it late at night. And it’s my site, so I’m allowed to bend the rules a little. After all, these things don’t always work out on their own.