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Natalie Merchant Talks with "The Diane Rehm Show," CBC's "Q," and "FUV Live"

  • Monday, July 7, 2014
    Natalie Merchant Talks with "The Diane Rehm Show," CBC's "Q," and "FUV Live"

    Natalie Merchant kicked off a three-week tour of the United States with performances in in the Northeast over the July 4 holiday weekend. The tour continues with stops in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Vermont, Maine, New York, Illinois, and Wisconsin in the days ahead.

    Merchant discussed the tour, her new, self-titled ablum—her sixth solo work and her first collection of entirely original songs in 13 years—and much more on three radio shows last week: public radio's The Diane Rehm Show, the CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi, and FUV Live from New York public radio station 90.7 WFUV.

    The new album "is the fullest expression of her songwriting voice to date," says Diane Rehm. You can listen to her conversation with Merchant, about her three decades in music, at thedianerehmshow.org. Natalie Merchant's current tour arrives in Washington, DC, where The Diane Rehm Show is produced, this coming weekend, with two nights at the Lincoln Theatre, July 12 and 13.

    On Q, Natalie Merchant spoke with host Jian Ghomeshi "about her new self-titled album, how her acceptance of darkness manifests itself in her work," says the show, "and how she's successfully forged a mainstream music career despite defying industry orthodoxy." You can listen to the interview at cbc.ca. She will perform in Toronto, where Q is recorded, at Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory, in May 2015, giving an evening show on May 1 and a daytime Family Concert, featuring music from her 2010 Nonesuch debut album, Leave Your Sleep, on May 2; tickets are on sale now at rcmusic.ca

    When her new album was released in May, Natalie Merchant stopped by WFUV in New York City to talk about, as FUV Live host Carmel Holt sums up the conversation, "life, love and of course, music." That conversation first aired last week and can be heard at wfuv.org. Merchant will perform two New York City shows this fall, at the Beacon Theater and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the latter as part of a multi-artist celebration of Nonesuch Records at 50.

    For more details of Natalie Merchant's tour, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of her new album, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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on July 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Natalie Merchant kicked off her US tour over the July 4 holiday weekend. In advance of the tour start last week, she discussed the tour, her new ablum, and much more on public radio's The Diane Rehm Show, which calls the new album "the fullest expression of her songwriting voice to date," the CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi, and FUV Live from New York public radio station 90.7 WFUV.

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Natalie Merchant kicked off a three-week tour of the United States with performances in in the Northeast over the July 4 holiday weekend. The tour continues with stops in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Vermont, Maine, New York, Illinois, and Wisconsin in the days ahead.

Merchant discussed the tour, her new, self-titled ablum—her sixth solo work and her first collection of entirely original songs in 13 years—and much more on three radio shows last week: public radio's The Diane Rehm Show, the CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi, and FUV Live from New York public radio station 90.7 WFUV.

The new album "is the fullest expression of her songwriting voice to date," says Diane Rehm. You can listen to her conversation with Merchant, about her three decades in music, at thedianerehmshow.org. Natalie Merchant's current tour arrives in Washington, DC, where The Diane Rehm Show is produced, this coming weekend, with two nights at the Lincoln Theatre, July 12 and 13.

On Q, Natalie Merchant spoke with host Jian Ghomeshi "about her new self-titled album, how her acceptance of darkness manifests itself in her work," says the show, "and how she's successfully forged a mainstream music career despite defying industry orthodoxy." You can listen to the interview at cbc.ca. She will perform in Toronto, where Q is recorded, at Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory, in May 2015, giving an evening show on May 1 and a daytime Family Concert, featuring music from her 2010 Nonesuch debut album, Leave Your Sleep, on May 2; tickets are on sale now at rcmusic.ca

When her new album was released in May, Natalie Merchant stopped by WFUV in New York City to talk about, as FUV Live host Carmel Holt sums up the conversation, "life, love and of course, music." That conversation first aired last week and can be heard at wfuv.org. Merchant will perform two New York City shows this fall, at the Beacon Theater and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the latter as part of a multi-artist celebration of Nonesuch Records at 50.

For more details of Natalie Merchant's tour, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of her new album, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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