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COAL COUNTRY

December 18, 2009

Natalie has contributed her version of Florence Reese’s “Which Side Are You On?” from her “The House Carpenter’s Daughter” CD to the new film “Coal Country.”

CELTIC CONNECTIONS

December 17, 2009

The traditional Irish music group Lúnasa will join Natalie on stage to play songs from her upcoming album “Leave Your Sleep” to be released by Nonesuch in the Spring of 2010.

SHAKER BENEFIT

December 11, 2009

Several months ago Natalie offered to perform a benefit concert for The Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, NY to raise funds for the preservation of the significant yet neglected site of the first Shaker settlement in America.

THE ECOLOGIST

November 24, 2009

Natalie was recently interviewed for the “My World Q&A” section of the British environmental affairs magazine The Ecologist.

NONESUCH

November 18, 2009

We are pleased to announce that Nonesuch will release its first album from Natalie Merchant entitled “Leave Your Sleep” in early 2010.

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

November 05, 2009

Natalie has been invited to help commemorate the opening of the 17th year of the London Jazz Festival on Friday November 13th, 2009 in a concert entitled “Celebrating a Century of Song.”

“HEAVEN” WITH BRETT DENNEN

August 14, 2009

Natalie records a duet with singer-songwriter Brett Dennen.

HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE

May 17, 2009

The State University of New York at New Paltz presented an honorary doctorate degree to Natalie Merchant during their 2009 commencement ceremony.

PERKINS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

May 07, 2009

Natalie sang three of her songs with the student choir of the Perkins School for the Blind on May 7th on their campus in Watertown, Massachusetts for their “Possibilities” fundraising gala.

TRICYCLE BENEFIT

April 27, 2009

At the invitation of Philip Glass, Natalie performed for Tricycle Magazine’s 20th anniversary party in New York City on April 27th.

POETRY OUT LOUD

March 18, 2009

Natalie Merchant performed at the Poetry Out Loud: Recitation Contest National Finals in Washington DC on April 28th at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium.

IN THE STUDIO

February 20, 2009

After an eight-year-long hiatus from recording, Merchant is in the studio again to record a full album.

OBAMA'S PEOPLE

January 14, 2009

The New York Times Sunday magazine features 52 portraits of President Obama’s top advisers, aids and members of his incoming administration.

ALLIGATOR PURSE

January 07, 2009

Merchant has recorded duet vocals on the song “Little Darlin’” with the band BeauSoleil for their new album “Alligator Purse.”

HERE LIES LOVE

January 05, 2009

Merchant has recorded vocals for an album of songs written by David Byrne about the life of Imelda Marcos, wife of the now deceased former dictator of the Philippines from 1965-1986, Ferdinand Marcos.