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Natalie Merchant was on The Sound of Success to talk with host Nic Harcourt about her life and musical career, including her new album, Keep Your Courage, and the tour for it she resumes next week on the US West Coast. She shares what Brian Eno and Roxy Music meant to her in her youth (on 8-track!), the impact of David Byrne’s early music videos, her musical guilty pleasure, and much more.

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Natalie Merchant was on The Sound of Success to talk with host Nic Harcourt about her life and musical career, including her new album, Keep Your Courage, and the tour for it she resumes next week on the US West Coast. She shares what Brian Eno and Roxy Music meant to her in her youth (on 8-track!), the impact of David Byrne’s early music videos, her musical guilty pleasure, and much more. You can hear their conversation here on Spotify and Apple Podcasts:

Keep Your Courage is Natalie Merchant’s tenth solo studio album and the first of new material since her 2014 self-titled record. An eclectic album, produced by Merchant, it features lush orchestrations throughout, two duets sung with vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis of Resistance Revival Chorus, contributions from the Celtic folk group Lúnasa and Syrian virtuoso clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and horn arrangements by jazz trombonist Steve Davis. There are nine original songs by Merchant and an interpretation of a song by Ian Lynch of the Irish band Lankum. The vinyl LP edition includes four bonus tracks from earlier albums, previously unreleased on vinyl. You can pick up a copy and hear it here.

Merchant resumes her Keep Your Courage tour on the West Coast in the autumn before heading to Europe and the UK. See below for details and tickets; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

NATALIE MERCHANT ON TOUR

Sep 20 Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox Spokane, WA
Sep 22 Chateau Ste Michelle Amphitheatre Woodinvale, WA
Sep 23 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
Sep 26 The Masonic San Francisco, CA
Sep 27 Mountain Winery Amphitheater Saratoga, CA
Sep 29 Humphrey's (Sold Out) San Diego, CA
Sep 30 Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
     
Oct 31 Theater des Westens Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 2 London Palladium London, UK
Nov 3 London Palladium London, UK
Nov 5 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, UK
Nov 6 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester, UK
Nov 8 Olympia (Sold Out) Dublin, IRELAND
Nov 9 Olympia Dublin, IRELAND
Nov 11 The Forum Bath, UK
Nov 13 Carré Theatre (Sold Out) Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Nov 14 Cirque Royal Brussels, BELGIUM
     

 

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Natalie Merchant: 'The Sound of Success with Nic Harcourt,' September 2023
  • Thursday, September 14, 2023
    Listen: Natalie Merchant Talks with Nic Harcourt on 'Sound of Success'

    Natalie Merchant was on The Sound of Success to talk with host Nic Harcourt about her life and musical career, including her new album, Keep Your Courage, and the tour for it she resumes next week on the US West Coast. She shares what Brian Eno and Roxy Music meant to her in her youth (on 8-track!), the impact of David Byrne’s early music videos, her musical guilty pleasure, and much more. You can hear their conversation here on Spotify and Apple Podcasts:

    Keep Your Courage is Natalie Merchant’s tenth solo studio album and the first of new material since her 2014 self-titled record. An eclectic album, produced by Merchant, it features lush orchestrations throughout, two duets sung with vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis of Resistance Revival Chorus, contributions from the Celtic folk group Lúnasa and Syrian virtuoso clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and horn arrangements by jazz trombonist Steve Davis. There are nine original songs by Merchant and an interpretation of a song by Ian Lynch of the Irish band Lankum. The vinyl LP edition includes four bonus tracks from earlier albums, previously unreleased on vinyl. You can pick up a copy and hear it here.

    Merchant resumes her Keep Your Courage tour on the West Coast in the autumn before heading to Europe and the UK. See below for details and tickets; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    NATALIE MERCHANT ON TOUR

    Sep 20 Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox Spokane, WA
    Sep 22 Chateau Ste Michelle Amphitheatre Woodinvale, WA
    Sep 23 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
    Sep 26 The Masonic San Francisco, CA
    Sep 27 Mountain Winery Amphitheater Saratoga, CA
    Sep 29 Humphrey's (Sold Out) San Diego, CA
    Sep 30 Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
         
    Oct 31 Theater des Westens Berlin, GERMANY
    Nov 2 London Palladium London, UK
    Nov 3 London Palladium London, UK
    Nov 5 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, UK
    Nov 6 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester, UK
    Nov 8 Olympia (Sold Out) Dublin, IRELAND
    Nov 9 Olympia Dublin, IRELAND
    Nov 11 The Forum Bath, UK
    Nov 13 Carré Theatre (Sold Out) Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Nov 14 Cirque Royal Brussels, BELGIUM
         

     

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